Extending care: In the extending care mode, care towards others flows from humans’ natural capacity for compassion and empathy, which requires cultivation. Compassion extends from empathy to a feeling of love, warmth and concern for the feelings of another person. These positive feelings can lead to a strong and practical motivation to relieve suffering and support well-being.
This pilot program has been carried out in Hue Vietnam with 454 Primary school children, 37 primary school children with special needs and 18 adolescents with special needs. 26 teachers and school principals attended the course. The program was implemented over a period of 3 months and the preliminary assessment is very encouraging and shows improvement in many fields both for teachers and students.
We hope to find additional funding to scale up the project for the whole province, ultimately; the Ministry of Education is interested to include the Call to Care program in the national curriculum of Vietnam.