“Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”
- Albert Einstein
Re-imagining Toys as Tools for Social Change
We started with the CONNEXIONS™ Toy for Empathy and Creative Dialogue, because empathy is our ground zero. So of course we always leave time to play with the most mission-driven organizations in the world.
We had the pleasure of meeting empathy expert Roman Krznaric in the early days of our project, and we take our cues from him in pursuing work with non-profits:
“Developing empathy is the ultimate art form for the 21st century and the key to creating a revolution of human relationships.”
As the Empathy Initiative of the Ashoka Foundation states, “as people move fluidly in and between formerly homogenous groups, cultures, and societies, and as power is shared by all, every person needs an ever higher level of empathetic skill in order to thrive.”
We have begun working with Not-For-Profit organizations such as Raising the Village in Uganda and Engineers without Borders. We’ve also deployed our toys to frontline clinical and occupational therapy settings in Trinidad. Where the winds of change have taken us, we are in the early stages of developing a program that delivers fun as well as meaningful learning activities to communities in need.
Changing the world is a group activity
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