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Support Changemakers to Lead with Empathy
  • enCOMPASSion

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    enCOMPASSion Foundation
  • LB

    This fundraiser will benefit

    Living Bridges Project

    from New Delhi, Delhi

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“The plain fact is that the planet does not need more successful people. But it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane.”
― David W. Orr
"Ecological Literacy: Educating Our Children for a Sustainable World"

Who We Are
Living Bridges is a collaborative platform created by two women-led ventures, enCOMPASSion Foundation (a Section 8 company) and Connext Coaching, to foster and develop empathic, informed and skilled development practitioners, citizens and peacebuilders from diverse social and cultural backgrounds – from across India and the world. Both the founders are CNVC certified trainers of Nonviolent Communication (NVC).

We invite you to support changemakers to lead with empathy!


To support:
  • 1 changemaker = INR 1900 (USD 25) 
  • 5 changemakers  = INR 9500 (USD 125)
  • 10 changemakers = INR 19000 (USD 250)

What We Do
Founded in October 2020, in the last 13 months the Living Bridges has been able to reach out to and serve 780+ participants through 56 intense and experiential weekly small group workshops, as well as 8 long term training programmes. These workshops have brought together 780+ participants from 44 countries and 37 trainers from 17 countries to collaboratively explore, learn about, and develop skills for:

  • Practicing empathy and collaboration in an increasingly polarized world
  • Building bridges across people and communities for creating sustainable human systems
  • Actively living nonviolence, compassion and peace in day-to-day situations, and
  • Seeding an inclusive future that works for everyone
To make them accessible for all, our workshops are highly subsidized. In addition, to reach out to the grassroots practitioners from local communities with limited means, Living Bridges has provided scholarships (more than 50% of the cost) to about 350 of its participants. 

The workshops are also offered with Hindi translation and the training material translated in Hindi to overcome the language divide.

From the money raised from these workshops, we have supported grassroots initiatives, including:
  • Community development in urban slums in NOIDA
  • Winter blankets relief for Delhi’s urban poor, and 
  • Towards supporting sex workers during the second wave.


What We Plan to Do – and Our Appeal for Your Support!
Having developed and tested a working model for our mission, we are entering the 2nd phase of our journey, the Living Bridges 2.0 – and need your support!

During the next year, we aim to:
  • Develop and mentor a cadre of 50 to 100, “Living Bridges Changemakers” from amongst the participants of our workshops who can make a difference in their communities
  • Support and handhold the grassroots community projects which they would undertake individually
  • Refine and develop more training material, self-assessment tools etc. 
  • Continue to provide scholarships/ freeships to remain inclusive, and
  • Support the community projects undertaken by the Living Bridges


No amount is too small or too big. 
  • If you are an Indian bank holder, your money will be going to Encompassion Foundation, a Section 8 company. 
  • If you are an International bank holder, please head here to support us by purchasing our NVC materials: https://rzp.io/l/livingbridges
Every supporter of our cause will receive Living Bridges Resources!

You can also help by SPREADING THE WORD!
Please help us get the word out by:
  1. Sharing on social media. 
  2. Creating a mini fundraiser of your own!
  3. Committing to a monthly contribution to us.
  4. Telling your friends

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