Say: there are many ways to show compassion; really listening to people is one of them.
Instruct participants to find a partner; tell them to try and partner with someone who they do not know so well. In partners, one person is to tell their partner about something important to them. The other person is to listen. Then they swap roles.
Back in the large group each person can share with the group the story that their partner shared with them.
For homework, ask the participants to listen to someone in their family or their community. Ask them to practice feeling compassion while they are listening.