Introducing the “Everyday Compassion Heroes’ Award”

Introducing the “Everyday Compassion Heroes’ Award”

At Nama Wellness Community Centre, we’re thrilled to announce our latest initiative in collaboration with Focus Areas for Compassion and Ethics (FACE) – an endeavor to foster a culture of compassion within our community.

Our journey began with three fundamental questions:

  1. How can our roles and routines deepen our sense of responsibility and accountability towards each other’s wellbeing?
  2. How might we embrace failures, mistakes, and near misses as opportunities for growth within our learning culture?
  3. What strategies can we implement to formally and informally recognize acts of compassion?

In response to these questions, we proudly present the “Everyday Compassion Heroes’ Award” – an internal program designed to celebrate and acknowledge the small yet profound acts of compassion exchanged amongst our staff and for our clients.

Here’s how it works:

Whenever a staff member witnesses an act of compassion – defined as “awareness of another’s suffering coupled with the desire to alleviate it” (Goetz et al., 2010) – they write it down. These moments are then submitted for consideration. Each week, the most impactful act is recognized, and at the end of the month, one outstanding individual is honored as the “Compassion Hero of the Month.”

Join us in applauding our inaugural hero, Ms. Helen Betty Apolot, whose compassion shone brightly and earned her this esteemed title for February 2024.

We believe that by fostering a culture of compassion, we not only enhance patient care but also cultivate stronger bonds among our staff. We’re excited to witness the positive impact this initiative will have on our organization and the lives we touch.

Together, let’s make compassion an everyday practice.



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