Roots of Empathy launched programs in Hawaii in the fall of 2016.
The program has since reached over 1,000 children.
About the Program
Roots of Empathy is supported in Hawaii by the Hawai’i Community Foundation.
What Hawaii teachers and students say
“Roots of Empathy epitomizes the spirit of aloha and our school’s theme of Ubuntu – ‘I am because of who we are.’ Ubuntu expresses humanity and kindness towards each other. Roots of Empathy helps us to recognize another’s feelings through our teacher, a baby who then helps us to recognize our own feelings as we learn skills to handle our own emotions. We are family who cares about each other.”Sheri SunabePrincipal and Roots of Empathy Instructor at Kainalu School