Roots of Empathy in New Zealand

Launched in 2006-2007, nearly 10,000 children have since participated in a Roots of Empathy program.

 

 

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“I think that Roots of Empathy will change how we look at things. It has changed how I am because when someone is getting bullied I help them and I know what it feels like. Bullying is not nice but even people that are mean have feelings.”


- Year 5 Student, Auckland
What can Roots of Empathy teach the world?
"Roots of Empathy can teach the world how to be caring."
 

   











 

 

 

 

 

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      2006: Former Prime Minister Helen Clark with Mary Gordon
    at the launch of Roots of Empathy in New Zealand
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    New Zealand was home to the first Roots of Empathy programs outside of Canada.

 

  • In New Zealand Roots of Empathy programs are now active in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Rotorua.

 

  • 89% of teachers in New Zealand with Roots of Empathy in their classrooms strongly agreed or agreed that as a result of the program, students are more able to understand other people’s points of view.

 

  • 85% of students in New Zealand who have participated in Roots of Empathy reported learning to recognize their own feelings.

 

  • Roots of Empathy programs are supported in New Zealand by:



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