We conduct week-long educational workshops in schools encouraging children to have compassion towards stray dogs and discuss animal welfare issues. We mentor students to become animal welfare ambassadors while reinforcing character development skills and teaching them to interact safely with dogs. They take an active role in providing hope to animals in our community and prevent animal suffering. The main aim of this project is to eradicate the stereotypical abusive attitude towards stray dogs at its root by educating younger generations. Here’s some brief information about our recent weeklong workshop with ninth graders at Triyog High School.
This was our first ever week long workshop of 2019 at Panchakanya School. We are extremely grateful towards the school Principal for giving us the opportunity to do our work in bringing better changes in the lives of local dogs. We could see how impactful it was for the students as they reached out to us and thanked us for teaching them. The school Principal was very kind and understood how important it is for the younger generation to learn about dog welfare education.The students wrote such inspiring and emotional poems and essays.
Tharig Monastic School
This was our first ever experience teaching monks and we can proudly say it was one of the most blissful weeklong workshop experiences we have had till date. The students would welcome us excitedly when ever we entered the class. We were in awe of how genuine and kind hearted each one of them was. Moreover, the school Principal and the teachers too attended the whole week long program and we wholeheartedly appreciate their genuine interest. We also had a memorable farewell towards the end of the program. The students reached out to us and thanked the entire team of PHN for teaching them about the importance of dog welfare program. Each one of them promised to help the local dogs and be kind to them.
Ka-Nying Shedrup Monastery
We had another amazing week long workshop experience teaching at Ka- Nying Shedrub Ling school.The students were very kind and disciplined. The school acknowledged our effort in bringing better changes for the local dogs and animals. Students wrote such nice poems and essays about “Life of street dogs” which won our hearts. Everytime we walk out from the school after every program, we feel at ease knowing we have taught this many kids who will make a huge difference in the future.
Shree Kankeswari School
We satisfyingly completed another one time workshop at Shree Kankeswari School. The students were quite attentive and made it easier for us to manage the class. Finally, we closed the program by honoring the Principal for letting us educate students and for being kind enough to understand the importance of a dog welfare education program.
Saraswati Niketan School
Thanks to the school Principal and the very disciplined students, we were able to conduct our program without any complications. We received positive feedback from the school Principal and were in awe of her passion for her student’s future. Seeing her genuine dedication towards the students made us remember the movie “Freedom Writers”.
Nepal Yubak School
The teachers at Nepal Yubak were quite attentive and supportive as they helped us a lot with managing the class. Moreover, these students were very interested and listened well throughout the class. The Principal shared her childhood experience where she had once been bitten by a dog. Hence, she easily understood the importance of our program and took the program seriously.
We had a satisfying experience teaching at Geetamata School. The school Principal helped us with managing the class throughout the day. The students coped well with us and had a lot of questions regarding rabies and the situation of street dogs. We were more than happy to answer all the questions.
This was another great experience. Most of the classroom didn't have more than three benches. Thankfully, the Principle was kind and wise enough to provide his place for us and the students. In addition, the teachers were also very interested and had no idea what rabies is. Despite of not having enough space, we were able to conduct the program smoothly without any technical problems.
Shristi School contacted us with interest to teach their children about compassion and empathy through the lens of animal welfare. We could not be happier for we were getting an opportunity to make a small change in the young minds which could perhaps later help these kids bring a significant difference in the lives of the animals around them.
A weeklong educational workshop was held for the elementary school children to enlighten them about companion animal, welfare and compassion. The students were super excited to learn about dogs and to find answers to questions like: How can we prevent a dog bite? What is rabies? Why adopt a dog? What are animal rights? How to take care of a dog? And many more...
We kept the children intrigued with stories, questions, activities! We tried our best to make sure that our teachings were not just being poured into the classroom, but also made it inside those young minds.
Indeed, our efforts did pay off. Those little children, a majority of whom initially had a negative outlook towards dogs especially street dogs, towards the session end had so much of kindness towards those animals!
They surprised us with their new perspective and expanded knowledge about animals- so much that we are proud to announce they have graduated and have now become ‘little animal welfare ambassadors’ who pledge to respect animals and stand up for the speechless.
Triyog Higher Secondary School
Project Humane Nepal organised a week-long humane education workshop at Triyog higher secondary school. We conducted hands-on interactive sessions, two hours/day, discussing various animal welfare problems in Nepal and what we can do to help solve them. The workshop also included a dog shelter visit at Community Dog Welfare, Kopan, for additional service learning opportunities for the kids. The students presented a project and a presentation at the end of the workshop discussing what they learned throughout the week and how they're going to contribute in the animal welfare sector.
A special thank you to all the students for all the hard work, active participation and energy you put into this project! Thank you Triyog School and Community Dog Welfare for supporting and contributing to our cause! And a big thank you to our volunteers who helped us make this workshop a success!!