We live in a culture that discourages empathy. A culture that too often tells us our principle goal in life is to be rich, thin, young, famous, safe, and entertained
PUBLISHED by Yellow Pages on NOV 27, 2017
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Channel Empathy Podcast
BY NATASHA LEE
A podcast launched recently aims to let more people know about the experiences of the marginalised, such as the physically impaired and people suffering from depression.
Called Channel Empathy, it is a collaboration between two non-profit organisations and three visually impaired individuals – Mr Joshua Tseng, Mr Muhammad Zahier Samad and Ms Erna, who goes by one name.
The two groups are Etch Empathy, which designs multi-sensory experiences to get more people to empathise with the vulnerable groups, and The Everyday People, a lifestyle portal which aims to connect with millennials in Singapore.
Joint initiative to train low-income women for eldercare sector
By ANNIKA MOCK
Empathy for elderly can cut road fatalities
BY AARON YEOH
POSTED 04 Feb 2016 21:53 & UPDATED 05 Feb 2016 10:28
SINGAPORE: More Singaporeans are signing up to understand first-hand the stress and constraints faced by the less fortunate.
Done through hands-on activities, demand for these poverty simulation exercises is also not just coming from the community sector – schools and corporate organisations have also been signing up.
Most of the exercises involve some form of role-playing. Participants will take on the role of a person with specific constraints.
How do you develop empathy?
Local social enterprise, Etch Empathy, is teaching people to empathise through two innovative ways. One involves people acting as “books” in a Human Library, sharing their experiences with “readers”.