At Empathy Action we thrive on building connections with people, with organisations and with communities. We believe that sharing stories binds us together and creates the space for empathy to grow. Our simulations, our handicrafts, our conversations, all share this purpose.
While we had hoped that the start of the new school year might herald a return to a new normal, times are still very uncertain and the parameters of what is possible are changing daily. Yet we would love to focus on how, despite these challenges, we can connect to each other and to our communities both here and across the globe.
Over the summer we have been considering how we reach out to each other, examining ways of running our Empathy programmes virtually and how we can replicate the experience of our Empathy Exercises while keeping everyone safe. It’s a challenge but it is one we are very much up for! Early next month, we hope to run a Covid-secure Poverty Trap experience within a school setting and we are also focussing on our incredible handicrafts, hoping to replicate the outreach and success of our Rainbow campaign over the summer.
Going forward, we aim to deliver more Empathy experiences and programmes virtually and, where possible and safe, in person. If you are interested in volunteering with us or if you’d like to know more, please do get in touch.
And keep watching this space, as over the next few weeks, we share the ever-evolving stories of our makers and their products as they too adapt to our changing world.