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.
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!!