Girls sat at classroom desk smiling
Girls sat at classroom desk smiling

Education Resources

EDUCATION RESOURCES

At SPANA, we understand the essential role that working animals play in developing countries. But we believe that a life of work needn’t be a life of suffering – compassion, respect and empathy are the least that any hardworking animal deserves.

SPANA’s humane education programme reaches children at a young age, teaching the value of kindness before attitudes become fixed.

Our teams working through animal club networks, by visiting communities in rural communities and by supporting teachers in delivering humane education within communities far beyond the reach of our veterinary programme.

CHILD LEARNING TOOLS

Our approach promotes the Five Welfare Needs (originally the ‘Five Freedoms’), which were first suggested as a way of ensuring that animals had their basic needs fulfilled by those who cared for them.

  • Animals need access to fresh water and a suitable diet that will keep them healthy.
  • Animals need adequate shelter and somewhere comfortable to rest.
  • Animals need access to veterinary treatment but also steps should be taken to prevent pain, injury or disease.
  • Animals need the company of other animals of their own kind, enough space and proper facilities so they can behave in a natural way.
  • Animals need to be kept in conditions that mean they will not suffer and need to be treated in a way that does not frighten them or distress them.

To find out more about our work and the resources available to deliver humane education, get in touch at [email protected].

Spana in numbers

312K

free veterinary treatments given in the last year

29

fixed and mobile clinics around the world

105k

pieces of humane equipment distributed in the last year

See some of the countries where we operate

school children petting a donkey

Helping working animals in Jordan

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Jordan.

Donkeys pulling cart on rubbish dump

Helping working animals in Mali

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Mali.

three donkeys pulling a cart

Helping working animals in Zimbabwe

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Zimbabwe.

school children petting a donkey

Helping working animals in Jordan

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Jordan.

Donkeys pulling cart on rubbish dump

Helping working animals in Mali

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Mali.

three donkeys pulling a cart

Helping working animals in Zimbabwe

Find out more about how SPANA helps working animals in Zimbabwe.

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