“We need more empathy” is becoming a common call for action. It’s being said by world leaders, leaders in schools, businesses and the voluntary & aid sector. Empathy Action is planning to expand its range of empathy activities including a Refugee experience in 2018.
Empathy Action has been researching and writing a new Refugee simulation called “Desperate Journeys” to use in its growing empathy-building work with schools, businesses, NGOs and other groups.
Over 65 million people around the globe have had to flee their homes in the biggest refugee crisis since the second world war. The challenging new piece is following over two years of research, firmly based on facts, first hand accounts and case studies of this global issue to bring home to participants the human stories behind the headlines.
“Desperate Journeys” is a live interactive experience grounded upon the empathy adage,
to begin to really understand another human being, you first need to walk a mile in their shoes.
The experience is designed to be delivered within a maze-like set that can be assembled in large halls or marquees. It will run for 90 minutes as part of a 2 hour package delivered by the Empathy Action team, including briefing and a reflective feedback and discussion session. The experience is suited for up to 30 participants at a time, who will be guided through it by our cast members.
Some seed funding from the Pickwell Foundation has been gratefully received and we are looking for volunteers (for cast and ongoing event work), more funding and partners.
If you are interested in being involved please get in touch.