The initial work I have instigated with academics on Compassion Universities Australia will provide a research network able to be mobilised in this project to develop an education Corp capable of support young people in times of crisis. I am in contact with Chris Kukk in the work he is doing globally on compassionate universities and this project could provide a focus for our engagement. For example Federation University Australia has a working collaboration with Timor Leste.
I discussed this proposal with the Facilitator of Compassionate Gold Coast Terry Ayling - Terry is currently in Japan and from there sends his support for this project. Education is such an important tool in overcoming trauma and in achieving outcomes that support rebuilding of communities firstname.lastname@example.org
As the Australian facilitator for the Charter for Compassion I fully support this amazing project, capable of indeed reaching millions of young people, particularly girls in times of crisis. The Charter family is growing across the world, and therefore has the capacity to train and deliver education projects in a timely fashion as needed. Current research is showing that compassion is THE important motivation in responding to suffering, and compassionate leadership has also been shown to create the necessary conditions for innovation within teams. As a former teacher and current Adjunct Research Fellow at one of Australia's major university's I would bring my relevant experience in developing curriculum and in researching in compassion to this project. Lynne Reeder PhD email@example.com