Human Development Matters

May 23, 2022 | LINDA FOGARTY
International Youth Foundation

The Power of 40 Compassionate Seconds

Photo by Somiyah Elhassawy A fellow researcher, from Envision Kindness, where I found most of these beautiful photos, reached out recently about my 20+-year-old dissertation research on compassion. My research showed that in less than 40 seconds a doctor could, through direct words and actions, clearly display compassion AND reduce others’ anxiety (Fogarty et al, 1999). It was that simple.…

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May 9, 2022 | Ilham Nasser
Advancing Education in Muslim Societies

Four Pillars of Education

It is well documented that education is a human right and a necessity in modern societies, especially in emergencies and post-conflict relief situations. It is also known that transformation can happen through authentic, learner-centered, and quality education, hence making education an important tool for change.  A major report by UNESCO (Delores, et al.1996) articulates well the role education plays in…

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