Empathy is the most essential skill to teach right now
It allows us to make sense of ourselves as well as those around us - whether we agree with them or not. Empathy is ultimately vital for success as it underpins the skills of great leadership, creativity and communication.
is the skill to understand another and the ability to create space for someone to reveal their authentic self whilst reserving judgement.
The 2024 theme
Themes included and covered:
Connecting across cultures
Our planet and climate
The refugee crisis
War & peace
Chasing your dreams
Empathy & Wellbeing
Using the power of film, resources, and events, we'll be bringing together stories from many different people and perspectives. This will spark meaningful conversations, questions and most importantly empathy across the week!
Please note - our programme is age-differentiated and will be labelled as such across resources and events.
Building the #EmpathyGeneration since 2020
Students engaged with our programmes
Countries reached across 6 continents
Student reach across schools
Making the intangible... tangible.
Over 5 years, we have helped hundreds of schools and thousands of students understand how to empathise and strengthen it as a useable daily skill.
The number one way to develop and improve empathy is by increasing the diversity and quantity of experiences you have - which is where we come in.
Our week-long festival has curated events, resources and films to truly engage and inspire empathy. This is inclusion in real time!
Registered schools get access to:
Empathy can be taught.
It can be learnt.
Our 2022 pilot study showed:
Students were more responsive to the feelings of others and displayed increased emotional empathy.
Students were able to demonstrate signs of increased self-compassion and heightened self-esteem.
Students were seen to display a greater desire to care for and connect with others.
In partnership with
"The best, most moving and impactful work I have ever experienced in the youth sector"
Colin Falconer, Chair of youth charity - WeBelong