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Empathy in the Global World: An Intercultural Perspective is ideal for a wide range of courses, including Conflict/Negotiation/Mediation, Intercultural Communication, and Interpersonal Communication.
Chapter 8: Empathetic Literacy: Come, Shout about it?
Empathetic Literacy: Come, Shout about it?
Breakthroughs and Empathy
Sinah Matlou, who works in a poor section of Johannesburg in South Africa, is no typical, ordinary volunteer. “Every day,” she says, “I have to cross a river of sewage to see my patients who are too sick to leave their beds” (Index of Global Philanthropy, 2007, p. 58). In commenting on the sad plight of her patients, Matlou notes further that “I've often brought them just enough drinking water from the PlayPump so that they can at least stay hydrated or swallow their medicine” (Index of Global Philanthropy, 2007, p. 58).
Matlou's work is no small endeavor and is made more palatable by the PlayPump, an innovative way of hauling clean water ...