When there is no Compassion, there can be no peace

When we know Compassion, then we might know peace

The COMPASSION SUMMIT is taking place Virtually during Nov. 22 & Jan. 23 and in-person @ACS-Amman- FEBRUARY 16-18, 2023


Zeina Daccache is a Lebanese actress, theatre and film director, and drama therapist. She worked in the TV industry as an actress from 2003 to 2015. She is the founder and Executive Director of Catharsis - Lebanese Center for Drama Therapy and works as a drama therapist in different settings (prisons, rehabilitation centers, etc.). Her work amended several laws in Lebanon. She is the recipient of many awards given for her distinguished contributions to the field of social initiatives and services.

Said El Kadi is a Government Concentrator at Harvard University and a 2022 Margaret Sanders International Schools Scholarship recipient. Said is an Evaluation Specialist at CISV International and has served as the Project Manager for the Youth Policy Arm at the American University of Beirut’s Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center.

Said has worked as a freelance researcher for the Lebanese Center for Policy Studies (LCPS) and is the Head of PR for the Sawti (www.sawtivoice.org) Voter Mobilization Organization. In High school, Said was deeply involved with Model UN, Rotary Interact, TEDx, and Student Government.

Said began his involvement with the compassion summit at the school level in 2018, we are excited to have him as a Keynote and workshop leader at the 7th annual Compassion Summit.

Below are a few highlights from the 2022 Virtual Compassion Summit

Compassion Summit 22 - The first Key Note speaker is a representative from Youth Policy Collective (YPC). Their goal is impressive. "Through a process of research, ideation and action, we bridge the gap between policy makers and the youth, giving a voice to our increasingly socially active generation."

Join us to hear how students can and have made a change in the policies that effect them.

Compassion Summit 22- Our second Keynote Speaker, Derrick Jefferson

Below are a few highlights from the 2020-2021 Virtual Compassion Summit

Website KN1 2 min blurb.mp4

We were all inspired through the opening Keynote speakers- Cass and Cornelia Minor. Watch a short clip above.

The are truly inspirational activists working within schools and communities to incite real change. If you wish to know more, visit their website here

Compassion Summit Closing Poem .mp4

As a culmination of the Summit, attendees performed an extract from a poem that inspired them and then composed a spoken word poem collectively.

The 2020-2021 virtual showcase for each school's action plans can be found here. These presentations detail the exceptional work that the students delivered within their school throughout the year to increase Compassion. Even though many of our participating schools were virtual for the academic year, these presentations display ways in which the students brought Compassion into their communities and schools at a time when it was desperately needed.

Below are a few more highlights from previous Compassion Summits

Looking Forward Looking Back Compassion Summit 2019


While designing future Compassionate actions, we also celebrated the great work so far


Read about the Compassion Summit 2018 in NESA News here.


This video captures what students took away from the inaugural Compassion Summit.

We are grateful to the Charter for Compassion, the Fetzer Institute, Voices for Creative Nonviolence, and NESA for your support of the inaugural Compassion Summit and beyond.

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