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21-25 February 2022

A global schools programme in 40+ countries, using the power of film to develop the crucial skill of empathy.
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1 Week
5 Human Films
5 Powerful Stories

Empathy can be taught, learned and practiced, and films are scientifically proven to help do just that.

As our world becomes more connected, navigating it becomes more complex. Empathy underpins the other traits and skills we need to develop in order to face society's biggest challenges.

Dami smiling (Empathy Week 2022)

Our theme for 2022 is...




This year, we're bringing you the stories of five incredible individuals who's passion and sense of purpose has led them in very different, but equally inspiring directions.

Featured in

BBC 5 Live
The Sunday Times
Tech 4 Good Awards
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To truly change the world, you first have to understand the people in it.

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We’re building
into the fabric of tomorrow’s leaders.

Empathy is vital to our individual and collective success.


Whether it's in the classroom or the boardroom, hospital or football field - empathy is crucial to achieving better outcomes.

During Empathy Week, students will embark on a learning adventure packed with real-life cinematic stories with empathy at the core. Students from ages 5-18 will participate in active discussions around social issues and have the chance to take on their own Empathy Action Project. Changing our world for good.

Partners & Supporters

Teach For All
Youth Sport Trust
Snap Inc
Empathic Intervision
Children & Young people's mental health coalition
Votes for Schools
The Children's Society
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The Opportunity Group
Teach First
Sucidie and Co
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Teacher Testimonials

Dubai British School

"We absolutely loved empathy week and we got lots of thoughtful discussions out of it, the resources and videos were fantastic and really exposed the children to lots of social issues that they might not be exposed to here in Dubai. We also had some lovely feedback from parents that this was then being discussed around the dinner table. We are definitely hoping to do it again next year!"

Amanda Strachan

Assistant Primary Headteacher

Dubai British School, Emirates Hill


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