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A World Without Poverty

Since 2013, thousands of youths, students, educators and office workers have experienced our programmes, but we only have one mission: to create a world without poverty.

Etch Empathy is a non-profit organisation (NPO) in Singapore that was fostered out of the desire for society to understand unheard communities. Participants of our multi-sensory simulation programmes experience first-hand the social challenges the vision impaired, deaf, elderly, and low-income face each day.

SEL – Social Emotional Learning

Our programmes are designed by certified EQ Practitioners, and are structured with social and emotional learning (SEL) in mind. By allowing participants to step in the shoes of target communities, our simulations help people establish a raw connection with the issues unseen individuals struggle with.

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We are ETCH

ETCH: Empathic Thoughts, Compassionate Hands

Our Vision: A World Without Poverty

Our Mission: Advocate for the vulnerable communities by developing empathy and inspiring positive social actions in both children and adults.

Our Story

Our Beginnings

Etch Empathy was launched in 2013, and it all started here

Our Future

We have never stopped dreaming big. Read about our timeline and plans for the future here


The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) analysed the effects our programmes had on participants, and you can read their findings here. You can also read our FAQ on our programmes here.

The Etch Team

Read about our little family that is dedicated to creating a world without poverty here