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”.