Arun introduced our speaker Susan McKane and one of her colleagues Jan Gaudet from the Roots of Empathy program. This is an internationally recognized program with its mission to build caring, peaceful and civil societies through the development of empathy in children and adults. This is an evidence based classroom program  to reduce aggression, including bullying, and to increase children’s social and emotional competence. Susan has been a Roots of Empathy instructor for 23 years and a trainer of new instructors for 18 years. Doug thanked Susan for her presentation and presented her with a Polio Plus certificate of donation.