Like many fantastical heroes, Secretary General of The World Kindness Movement, Michael Lloyd-White didn’t plan to become a Captain of Kindness. By choosing to not remain silent when he witnessed a systemic culture of bullying at his daughters’ Primary School he was propelled onto a path that revealed meanness is bigger than one school, one community, one nation. It’s a global pandemic, and according to Lloyd-White, change starts with you.

By Joanne Leila Smith

With racially-biased hate crime offenses and segregationist groups on the rise world-wide, it’s hard to remain upbeat and hopeful that the pendulum will eventually swing to the centre; where reason holds the middle-place in mankind. The good news, is that while hurtful narratives may attract headlines, a lot of good is being done by stealth; whereby simple acts of random kindness are being played out on a street corner, or in a boardroom, wherever they may be, there are those among us who are quietly choosing to walk in the lighter corridors of the human heart.

One such individual is Secretary General of the World Kindness Movement, Michael Lloyd-White, based in Sydney, Australia. Advocating a world without borders, where people can feel like they belong to one race – the human race, Lloyd-White, according to his late Grandmother Eve McNamarra, claimed he is a direct descendant from the romantic drover ‘Clancy of the Overflow’ that Banjo Paterson so wistfully opined over a century ago.

“I was born and raised in Australia as were my great grand-parents and theirs before yet I feel no more Australian than I feel Asian, Middle Eastern, Indigenous or European. I see a world without borders and if I belong to a tribe, it’s the global village. Segregation inhibits collaboration. When we focus on difference, rather than embracing commonalities, little is achieved,” says Lloyd-White.

As a social entrepreneur with an extensive background in strategic planning, Lloyd-White consulted on staffing strategies for the Olympics and Commonwealth Games. Since 2011, he has acted as Chair of the peak national body, World Kindness Australia, and in 2012 at the London 7th General Assembly, became the first elected General Secretary to the prestigious peak global body, The World Kindness Movement (WKM).

With no political or religious affiliations, and a mandate to accept no donations or Government grants, WKM is a 28

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