Roots of Empathy in New Zealand
12,225 New Zealand children have participated in a
Roots of Empathy program since 2006.
"My teacher is six months old" - Babies tackle bullying
In a new Radio New Zealand (RNZ) interview during her visit to the region this past week, when asked why Roots of Empathy works with babies, Founder and President Mary Gordon answered, "The leaders of tomorrow must have empathy. Children aren't just part of tomorrow, they're 100% of tomorrow and they'll be deciding what social justice looks like." Check out this exclusive radio piece and online article, where Lynda Chanwai-Earl visits Roots of Empathy programming at Thorndon Primary School in Wellington, New Zealand, observing the impact of Tiny Teacher Nisha in the classroom, talking to both facilitators and students about their experiences with the program, and learning more about the program’s origins and mission for moving forward with empathy.
Mary Gordon in New Zealand
14-22 August 2015 - Mary Gordon is visiting four communities in New Zealand where she is speaking about Roots of Empathy - its growth and impact. You can read more about her visit here, including information on her public lecture in Auckland. Come out and hear how Roots of Empathy was designed to break cycles of intergenerational violence, child abuse and neglect through the development of empathy, and how research has shown immediate effects in the classroom - reduced levels of bullying and aggression and increased levels of prosocial behaviours and empathy.
International Speaker Series
In her Roots of Empathy Speaker Series presentation, "Empathy, culture and future:
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For more information please contact:
Ally Fulcher, Programme Manager, Roots of Empathy New Zealand
T: 09 535 8138 M: 021 077 8137