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Ashoka Arab World – Internship Program Start Empathy Movement Terms of Reference - Empathy Intern Background: Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—men and women with system changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. From its regional office in Cairo, Ashoka Arab World (AAW) creates a competitive, entrepreneurial, and globally integrated citizen sector and develops the profession of social entrepreneurship. AAW currently works with 75 Ashoka Fellows located in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Arab World Empathy Movement: Over the last 30 years, Ashoka has to come to realize that becoming an effective changemaker depends, first and foremost, on mastering empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand the feelings and perspectives of others and to use that understanding to guide one’s actions. Far from being a nice-to-have, empathy is core to our ability to grasp the many sides of today’s complex problems and to collaborate with others to solve them. It is the vehicle through which we learn to listen and communicate; to align interests and solve conflicts; and to forge meaningful relationships, at home, in our workplaces, and in our communities. Ashoka is teaming up with a coalition of social entrepreneurs, leading educators, and creative directors to mobilize and support teachers and principals interested in jumpstarting empathy education in their own classrooms. Together, we aim to build a social activation campaign capable of reaching a wide array of educators and uniting them behind a common cause, while simultaneously equipping them with the stories and tools needed to facilitate lasting school improvement. Our strategy is to change the community conversation while creating a buzz towards the importance of mastering applied Empathy since childhood, accelerate Empathy entrepreneurs and tip elementary schools. Position Title: Empathy Movement Intern Reports To: Operations Manager Employment: Full time Salary: Unpaid Office hours: 9 am to 5 pm (unless assigned to stay later fulfilling work requirements) Working days: Sunday through Thursday, with weekends on Friday and Saturday. Work-related obligations sometimes require weekend attendance.

_______________________________________________________________________________________ REGIONAL OFFICE, 93 ABDEL AZIZ ALSAUD, ELMANIAL, CAIRO, EGYPT | Registration No. 34/2004 Phone: (202) 2532-8586 – 23655336 – 25314779 | Fax: (202) 23654404 | www.ashoka-arab.org | arabworld@ashoka.org 1

Empathy Movement Internship TOR - Ashoka Arab World  

The Empathy movement intern will play a key role in designing and implementing AAW's new "Start Empathy" pilot initiative with the aim of br...

Empathy Movement Internship TOR - Ashoka Arab World  

The Empathy movement intern will play a key role in designing and implementing AAW's new "Start Empathy" pilot initiative with the aim of br...

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