Our simulations are designed to provide participants with a glimpse of the challenges faced by those living in extreme poverty. They are an outworking of an old proverb, “to understand a person you must first walk a mile in their shoes”. By running such simulations we aim to deepen understanding and give rise to a heartfelt desire to take action.
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Head and Heart
The statistics are shocking. In our world today roughly 1.3 billion people live in what’s known as ‘extreme poverty’, surviving on less than the equivalent of $1.25 per day. Over 3 billion people, nearly half the global population, live on just $2.50 per day.
The numbers are huge but sometimes they can feel too enormous to comprehend. What do we do when information like this fails to move us?
Awareness raising is extremely important and is a key part of the work we do. However, it is often those who have seen poverty for themselves, or even experienced it first hand, who are the most ardent campaigners for its abolition.
Empathy Action simulations are designed to bring us closer to the issues. They place participants in the position of those for whom these struggles are a daily reality and encourage them to think about poverty with a fresh perspective.
Whilst we want to educate, we also want to generate empathy within the hearts of those who take part. Ultimately we want to see people moved to take action, using all the skills and resources they have to positively transform our world.