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Roots of Empathy (ROE) is an international, evidence-based, classroom programme that aims to foster the development of empathy and emotional literacy among primary school children, in order to reduce levels of aggression, bullying and violence, and promote pro-social behaviours. The programme was first established in Canada in 1996 and is being implemented in various countries on three continents.
Roots of Empathy is an evidence-based classroom program that has shown significant effect in reducing levels of aggression among school children while raising social/emotional competence and increasing empathy. Our mission is to build caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults.