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The Eden Empathy Initiative (NPC)

The Eden Empathy Initiative (NPC) combines an exciting new mix of animal-related education, skills training, activities and therapy.  Our focus is on pre-teen children living in disadvantaged communities.

Our Mission

To create kinder, safer communities, by unlocking and developing empathy and authentic leadership skills in children as a critical means to disrupting cycles of violence and abuse.

Our Approach  

Initially, our focus was on helping animals in disadvantaged communities - providing education and training to children, and fostering healthy relationships with animals.  This was to be our means of “phasing out” the abuse of animals.  The therapeutic nature of our activities would have been a bonus.

However, it soon became apparent that in order to help the animals, we MUST first help our people – in meaningful, sustainable ways.  After all, the suffering of our animals is but a symptom of the suffering of our people. And this thought in mind, we realised that we could, and should, be doing so much more!

Our approach of “helping people first” has opened many new and exciting doors, with local and international interest, input and support. As a result, the concept of The Eden Empathy Initiative has grown and developed to a point where we believe that it will not only make a considerable difference in the communities that we operate – but also inspire change in how we, as South Africans, view and treat one another.

Statistics

Donations to date

R 4 197.78

Fundraising target

R 85 000.00

Donor Messages

Michelle Preiss
Thank you for sharing Cody's journey and making it mean something, particularly for the animals in disadvantaged areas. THANK YOU!
Eva Micklewood
Payment for KGG banner
Michelle Preiss
Thank you for sharing Cody's journey and making it mean something, particularly for the animals in disadvantaged areas. THANK YOU!
Sharon Jansen
For the future
Hillary
With LOVE
Brigid Ryan
Sounds like a wonderful initiative. I wish you luck
Eva Micklewood
With all our love at Fine and Country Knysna
Vivienne
Something to get started. XXX
Michelle Preiss
Thank you for sharing Cody's journey and making it mean something, particularly for the animals in disadvantaged areas. THANK YOU!

Activity feed

26 Oct 2018 R 308
21 Sep 2018 R 1 028
20 Sep 2018 R 514
19 Sep 2018 R 1 028
19 Sep 2018 R 103