Empathy Connects is a for-impact initiative built with an objective of connecting and engaging motivated individuals with existing social development movements across India. We envision a society more equal, just and deeply connected with empathy.
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Empathy Connects made it possible to have a glimpse of the ground reality of the problems that people face. Also, how efficiently Goonj is working in such remote areas in solving them. The participants in this yatra were from different fields and age groups, but having an empathy towards the society, that took the learnings of this yatra to a whole new level. All in all, it was a life changing experience for me.
– Sonu Kumar
The EC Yatra was an awesome travelling cum learning experience. It had made me realize that there is huge gap between our perception about reality and actual reality. Met wonderful people and found a bonding of lifetime. Thank you EC team for organizing the Yatra and looking forward to have more yatras.
– Shivani Aggarwal
A.I.M.T, Greater Noida
The Empathy Connects Yatra was a highly enriching experience in many ways. The people I could meet, the places I saw and the learning, all of this and much more made the experience totally worth it. Highly recommend it to all!
– Ashwin Dubey
Fellow, Teach For India
Experiencing the life of people living in remote villages in hills without any electricity or internet, work of GOONJ on ground even in harsh climatic conditions and the path we travelled was incredible. Travelling companions, sometimes play a huge role in deciding the nature of journey. Travelling and living with “Empathy Connects” team and ‘Yatris’ from all over India, having their own thoughts and beliefs was refreshing and a huge space for learning.
Azim Premji Foundation
I always wondered how empathy will look like in a larger group. During Uttar Yatra, I got to experience how beautiful it can look like. Blessed with beautiful bonds with people around me. I was privileged enough to travel to hidden places with a diverse group where constantly learning exchange was taking place.
Student, Ambedkar University
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