Project name: Liberia Animal Welfare and Conservation Society (LAWCS)
Project type: Education
Location: Foya and Lofa districts
In a country still marked by conflict, daily brutality is a fact of life for many children. Animals can suffer horrendous cruelty, often at the hands of children who mimic the cruelty practised in front of them by their elders.
Our project aims to improve children’s relationships with animals through classroom based and student-led humane education programmes in Foya and Lofa districts. Using a variety of interactive activities, including drama, role play, stories, games and drawing, children learn to develop empathy and appreciate that animals have feelings and complex needs.