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A huge fire broke out in the forest. All the animals were running away, including the lion, the king of the forest.
Suddenly, he saw a tiny bird rushing straight towards the fire. He asked the bird, “What are you doing?” To the lion's surprise, the bird replied, “I am going to extinguish the fire.” The lion laughed and said, “How can you do it keeping just one drop of water in your beak?” But the bird was adamant, and said, “I am doing my bit.”

Compassion and Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, 17 Sustainable Development Goals were adopted by the United Nations to be achieved by 2030. Today, SDGs are at serious risk of attainment.

We believe Compassion is the cohesive force that will strengthen the four pillars of SDGs – People, Planet, Prosperity and Peace and will help accelerate their progress.

The need for Compassion

Wars, armed conflicts, inequalities, injustices, extremism, and the climate crisis are all on the rise, leading to profound human suffering. There is an alarming increase in feelings of disconnectedness, loneliness, apathy and fear.

We need to seriously rethink, redefine, and reconstruct our approach to life and society. Compassion is the most powerful way to enable
peaceful co-existence, human fraternity and a sustainable future for all.

We need the power of
compassion to heal the world.

Our Vision

To globalise compassion to restore justice, peace, equity and sustainability in the world.

Our Mission

To define, evaluate and enhance Compassion Quotient in individuals, institutions and communities.

Compassion is the feeling of the suffering of others as our own suffering with a strong drive to take action to alleviate that suffering.

In simple words, compassion is mindful and selfless problem-solving.

Compassion Quotient (CQ) is the measure of an individual’s ability for Compassion. CQ can be evaluated and its level can be increased.

Our Objectives

Catalyse

compassion in action and compassionate leadership across sectors including business, civil society, academia, politics, faith, healthcare, judiciary, law enforcement to foster systemic change.

Include

the most marginalised transcending gender, race, caste, religion and other barriers, end discrimination and create a compassionate society to ensure social inclusion for all.

Learn

and create knowledge rooted in experience and research, delivering evidence-based insights and real-life examples of compassion in action and compassionate leadership for transformative impact.

Empower

young change-makers through targeted programs, to promote and amplify compassion in action and expand circles of compassion.

Harness

the power of self-compassion and compassion in action to combat loneliness, isolation and depression.

Power of Democratic Participation

Bal Panchayat is an exemplary model of democratic child and youth participation for social change. This is a council of elected leaders that works with the local government to highlight and resolve crucial issues being faced by the community.

There have been 18113 Bal Panchayat leaders since 2001.

Bringing Together Those Left Behind

Our interventions with nomadic communities of India involve complex systemic transformation. These communities have always faced discrimination by mainstream society and labelled ‘criminals’.

We work to ensure community members get identification documents, access to social protection and voting rights, helping prevent constant migration.

Our focus is on education which helps create firstgeneration learners and empowering women and youth leaders to become agents of change.

We work in 15 Nomadic Communities since 2008

Bal Ashram, the Compassion Lab

In the Aravali hills of India, there exists a place where Compassion is a way of life.

Here, children and youth from marginalised communities who have been rescued from the worst forms of abuse, exploitation and slavery, overcome their deep trauma. They learn to trust themselves and others, rediscover their childhood, and learn to dream. All through the power of compassion in action.

Hundreds of these children and youth have become leaders and change makers themselves, fighting for the rights and freedom of the most marginalised. Some have become doctors, teachers, lawyers, engineers
and entrepreneurs.

Many of our learning programmes, dialogues and events are held at Bal
Ashram, which continues to be a deep source of inspiration in our journey to globalise compassion.

Champions of Change

Payal Jangid

Payal Jangid stopped her own child marriage when she was 10 years old. Through her advocacy and activism, Payal has been a champion for change and a fearless voice against the exploitation of children.

For her courage and compassionate leadership, she received the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Goalkeepers Global Goals Award at the age of 17, in 2019.

Devli

When Devli asked a group of world leaders at the United Nations’ General Assembly, “if a small girl like me can take a vow to enrol all children in school, then I am sure all of
you dignitaries together can surely eradicate child labour and educate all children of the world.”

Queen Rania of Jordan and Gordon Brown, the British Prime Minister came and hugged Devli. As a result of her act of bravery, 450 million dollars was announced to educate children globally.

Compassionate Learning

Experiential Learning

Our Experiential Learning Program is a transformative journey involving deep self-reflection, interactive problem solving and immersive community-based learning.

Participants witness grassroots change and learn from real-life acts of compassion in action.

Research and Knowledge

We conduct global research on compassion and its constituent elements, employing evidence-based methodologies and field research.
We examine real-world models and transformational examples of compassion in action to create evidence-based knowledge of compassion as a tool for social transformation

Circles of Compassion

We facilitate the formation of ‘Circles of Compassion’ to encourage individuals to come together and drive social change within their communities.
Through coexistence in peace and harmony with one another and the planet, these circles offer direction, motivation, innovative tools for problem-solving, fostering enduring and sustainable solutions.
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Experiential Learning

Our Experiential Learning Program is a transformative journey
involving deep self-reflection, interactive problem solving and
immersive community-based learning.

Participants witness grassroots change and learn from real-life acts
of compassion in action.

Research and Knowledge

We conduct global research on compassion and its constituent elements, employing evidence-based methodologies and field research. We examine real-world models and transformational examples of compassion in action to create evidence-based knowledge of compassion as a tool for social transformation

New Project (2)
New Project (1)

Circles of Compassion

We facilitate the formation of ‘Circles of Compassion’ to encourage individuals to come together and drive social change within their communities. Through coexistence in peace and harmony with one another and the planet, these circles offer direction, motivation, innovative tools for problem-solving, fostering enduring and sustainable solutions.

Compassionate Dialogues and Partnerships

We curate conferences, events and dialogues to bring together global changemakers including youth advocates, thought-leaders and domain experts across sectors.

The goal is to create awareness and understanding of compassion in action and compassionate leadership across the world.

We partner with like-minded governments, organisations, institutions and worldwide to amplify our collective efforts to globalise compassion.

Advancing the values embodying compassion and human fraternity is very much needed in our world today.

Our Legacy

Chronicling the legacy and history of the formation of the Satyarthi Movement for Global Compassion.

The photographs are a testimony to the relentless struggle, courage and sacrifice of millions of people around the world who fought for the freedom and fundamental rights of the most marginalised and invisible people.

Small acts of compassion keep the wheels of our society turning. We need to showcase those so that people know more good people out there.

Compassion and human fraternity mean love in power. When more women are in leadership positions we could resolve the problems that we have as a society

It is our collective responsibility to understand compassion and unity among all people

Despite encountering multiple hurdles, driven by compassion, I was determined to find a solution for my fellow schoolmates who studied in dimly lit and sweltering conditions.

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