Campaign against Cruelty to Animals – Sierra Leone (CCA-SL)
SPANA has been funding this project in the Bo City area of Sierra Leone for three years. The CCA-SL undertakes a variety of activities to raise awareness of animal welfare issues in this community including:
1. Animal welfare clubs based on SPANA educational materials reaching 100 children per year.
2. Community outreach activities reaching around 200 donkey owners.
3. Local radio broadcast activities reaching approximately 2000 members of the public.
Arusha Society for the Protection of Animals (ASPCA) – Tanzania
The ASPCA is to train 50 teachers to deliver an animal welfare programme consisting of a mixture SPANA humane education lessons and their own donkey husbandry workshops. In the coming year they expect to reach 300 school children, 100 donkey owners, 30 livestock officers and 15 village leaders.
Ghana Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (GSPCA)
SPANA funding is to be used to hold a one day workshop to train teachers in the principles of animal welfare education and to support school based kindness clubs reaching and estimated 700 children.
Liberian Animal Welfare and Conservation Society (LAWCS)
LAWCS are to use their SPANA outreach funding to establish animal welfare clubs in ten schools using educational materials produced by SPANA, The money will be used to hold a training workshop for club patrons and provided consumables and other resources to run the clubs. It is estimated that the clubs could reach as many as 6000 children.
Coastal Horse Care Unit (CHCU) – South Africa
SPANA outreach funding is to be used by the CHCU Children’s Equine Education Project to run two 5-day residential courses for children aged between 12 and 17 years. The courses, which are held in the schools holidays, are designed to equip the children with knowledge and skills in equine husbandry that they can share with their communities. Up to 30 children are expected to participate.
Tree of Life for Animals (TOLFA) – India
SPANA funding is to be used to create a film and student workbooks to teach children about animal welfare and the five-freedoms. Trained teachers are to be used to start education programmes in schools, villages and tented communities. It is expected that 3000 children will benefit from the programme during the present academic year.
Costa Rica Equine Welfare (CREW)
SPANA outreach funding will be used to train teachers in animal welfare education using resources produced by SPANA, and also the care and welfare of horses. The project will focus on 17 schools in serving horse owning communities of the indigenous Ngabe people. It is expected that around 1500 children will benefit from the programme.
Promoting Animal Welfare in Schools (PAWS) – Kenya
Working in partnership with ANAW, SPANA will continue to support animal welfare clubs in 33 schools, including CPD training for the volunteer teachers that run the clubs, consumables and other resources. Club membership totals 1650 children.