Helping working animals in Cameroon

We’re working in Cameroon to help schoolchildren learn about the importance of animal welfare. As well as teaching children, we also train teachers in animal welfare education.

Cameroon at a glance

  • Population: 26.5 million 
  • Area: 475,442 square km 
  • Location: Central Africa 
  • Capital city: Yaoundé 
  • Estimated number of working animals: 57,903 
  • Number of veterinary professionals trained in 2021: 80 
  • Number of children receiving humane education in 2021: 3,660 

Our work in Cameroon

Our animal welfare education lessons are teaching children in Cameroon that working animals need food, water and shelter, as well as care and attention if they become sick or injured. Through animal clubs, school visits, posters, workbooks and education packs, we’re fostering improved care of towards animals. 

Acheba’s story

Acheba, who is 13 years old, has been a member of the SPANA education programme for two years and is now leader of one of his school’s animal care clubs. He has learnt that animals are sentient beings with specific welfare needs. Acheba is also a naturally creative and artistic student, drawing several educative posters for his classroom and writing an animal welfare presentation for a local radio programme to raise awareness about the importance of caring properly for animals. He is an inspiration to his teachers and peers alike.

Other countries we work in

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Helping working animals in Mali

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