Khadeeja and her little brother Hamza (pictured above) are on a mission to spread kindness in their community, while at the same time helping children around the world.
The siblings, aged five and three respectively, from Victoria are taking part in ChildFund’s 2020 Challenge this October to raise money for children in disadvantaged communities.
Their challenge – carrying out 20 acts of kindness – could not come at a better time as so many people struggle with the uncertainty and challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Khadeeja and Hamza have been handing out flowers to neighbours and passersby in their street, making tea to thank builders in their neighbourhood, sharing cake with their teachers and friends, and spending time with an elderly friend.
The pair have also been visiting and thanking their “community helpers”.
“I gave flowers to the postman, librarian and police officers because at school we learnt about community helpers,” Khadeeja says. “They were very happy and said thank you.
“I also went to the fire station and I said thank you.”
Mum Mariam says the Challenge is having a positive impact in their lives.
“The Challenge isn’t only about telling them that it’s their responsibility to share, but also boosting their confidence too,” Mariam says.