4004 miles, many months, 2 birthdays…

 

In 2021-22, Compassion Matter’s Executive Director, Jimi Slattery, will cycle virtually from Oxford to Dharamsala to raise funds to support compassion education projects across the world. Jimi will start during August 2021 and finish in time for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s 87th birthday in July 2022.  

Our project is free for all schools and educational groups, but it costs £65,000 per year to develop and deliver our educator-approved content, and to continue supporting schools and teachers to get compassion on the curriculum.

Fundamentally, we know – and evidence shows us – that showing children what compassion is, and inspiring them to lead compassionate lives, will build a better future.

 

The Journey

 

The ride will require a 20 mile a day ride across 2021-22. You can follow the challenges progress on the map below or via our challenge website. We will also be posting regular updates via the Compassion Matters social media channels.

How can I help?

Compassion Miles

Can you help by running, walking or cycling some of 4004 miles from Oxford to North India? Could you, your class or school take part in a section of our sponsored bike ride? We think, alongside our free learning resources, this is a fantastic opportunity to focus on compassion in your school or organisation.

All participating schools will be able to use our ‘Compassion Champions’ mark and will be eligible for our free learning resources for teachers and children. Find out more and add your miles to the challenge by emailing us at jimi@compassion-matters.org.

Donating

Our resources are free for all schools and educational groups, but it costs £65,000 per year to develop and deliver our educator-approved content, and to continue supporting schools and teachers to get compassion on the curriculum.

  • £5 gives one pupil the opportunity to experience the Compassion Matters course.
  • £50 helps train a teacher to deliver Compassion Matters to primary-aged children.
  • £150  allows one class to follow a year’s-worth of Compassion Matters modules.
  • £500 helps towards our project to research, produce and disseminate new, educator-approved module for children on coping with Suffering and Resilience in the aftermath of Covid.

You can donate by visiting the charity’s Givey page, by completing a donation form or getting in touch at contact@compassion-matters.org. 

 

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