SINGAPORE'S FIRST EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING SPACE FOR EMPATHY
At Etch Empathy, we believe in a world without poverty where there is social inclusion for everyone, including the vulnerable communities.
To achieve what we believe, we bring about the awareness of the social challenges faced by the poor, the visually impaired, the deaf and the seniors. Using authentic stories, we design multi-sensory experiences that activate our participants' thoughts & emotions, allowing them to look at the world through the lens of others.
Our programs can prepare participants’ to engage their head and heart in connecting with their family, friends and community.
Step into the shoes of others
Step into the shoes of others, See the world through their eyes
Poverty Escape Simulation
In our poverty simulation, participants will assume the role of someone living below the poverty line. Together with other members of their family, they’ll struggle to earn enough for their basic needs from week to week. Learn what it means to live below the poverty line.
Learning in the Dark, Blind Simulation
How do you cope without your sense of sight? Navigating from place to place would require the use of your other senses. What are the details you look for when being given directions to a place? Our Blind guides will show you how to navigate through a world without the sense of sight, and share their experiences with you at the end of the journey.
Listen, Deaf Simulation
The ability to hear, to LISTEN, is something that a lot of us take for granted. What happens when we take away your ability to LISTEN? How do you order food? What about emergencies? Be guided by our Deaf facilitators as you navigate through these scenarios, and LISTEN to them share their experiences and difficulties.
Aging, Elderly Simulation
Old is gold. Age is just a number. Are these a true reflection of aging? During the Aging Simulation, you put on an aging suit and experience physiological changes to your entire body. Widen your perspective of our aging society and learn more about the joys and challenges of aging.
We have various programs tailored for different groups. Find out more about our programs.
- Social Emotional Learning
- Building Empathy - Simulation & Serve
- Teachers' Development
- Design Thinking
- Service - Learning
- Building A Culture of Empathy
- CSR - Simulation & Volunteer
- Team Bonding or Staff Retreat
- Team Bonding or Staff Retreat
- Donors' Engagement
- Volunteers' Training
- Be a Human Book
- Channel Empathy Podcast - In Development
Marketing & Communication
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