All students at SMN starting from Kindergarten through to Grade 10 participate in PEACE projects each year. It’s the core of who we are. Ironically, by students’ own admission, they have the most fulfilling fun when they are sharing their life and giving to others. The Secondary students also go on PEACE Out trips for almost a week.
A man stood off in the distance and saw a boy on the beach constantly bending down, picking something up, and then throwing it into the ocean. His curiosity drew him closer to the beach only to find thousands upon thousands of starfish washed up and stranded on the shore. With even closer intrigue he continued to watch the boy ever so gently pick up each starfish he could and toss it back into the ocean. Puzzled, the man finally said, “Don’t bother yourself, Boy. There’s too many in need. You can’t possibly make a difference.” Once again the boy bent down, picked up a starfish, tossed it into the ocean, and replied, “It made a difference for that one.”
Sekolah Mutiara Nusantara is committed to making a difference - one small act of kindness at a time. We cannot solve all the world’s problems; we cannot feed all the world’s poor; we cannot mend all the world’s illnesses - God does not ask us to. Though He does ask us to simply love our neighbor. The Pearl PEACE Project is our vehicle in heeding that command through these five areas of interaction:
Protecting the planet
Educating the unlearned
Assisting the poor and sick
Contributing to the community
Exploring new ideas and interests
We recognize that real peace in the world will never happen without true peace in a person’s heart. And true peace in the heart will never happen without a real relationship with Jesus Christ. Sometimes, that relationship is made to others through us as we love them as much as we love ourselves.