SPANA vet teaching class of children in Morocco
SPANA vet teaching class of children in Morocco

Teach: animal welfare education

CHANGING BELIEFS, TEACHING EMPATHY

Changing a dressing on a wound takes no time at all: changing attitudes and beliefs can take generations. From SPANA’s very earliest days we have worked to create a world where working animals are treated with kindness, respect and understanding.

BUILDING A BETTER FUTURE

Our animal welfare education work not only equips children with knowledge about animals but, more importantly, promotes positive attitudes, builds empathy and develops responsible behaviour. At our centres, schoolchildren enjoy fun and engaging lessons, explore our interactive exhibitions and have a chance to get hands on with friendly donkeys, rabbits and guinea pigs. SPANA’s mobile exhibition units also enable children in remote communities to learn about animal welfare.

Teaching children in rural communities the importance of being kind to animals is especially important, as they are often responsible for feeding and tending their family’s livestock and working animals.

Recent evaluation of our programmes show it’s an approach that works, helping children to develop more humane attitudes to animals.

We’re committed to building a more compassionate future for working animals, one child at a time.

Spana in numbers

64k

children reached in the last year

29k

SPANA centre visits from children

19

education facilities around the world

Three donkeys standing in field in Botswana

Helping working animals in Botswana

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Group of children holding up pieces of paper

Helping working animals in Cameroon

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Man and horse walking down road

Helping working animals in Ethiopia

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Children in a classroom sat behind desks

Helping working animals in Ghana

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Man surrounded with camels petting a foal

Helping Working Animals in India

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Camel standing on hill in Jordan

Helping working animals in Jordan

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Group of children reading books

Helping working animals in Kenya

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Group of children and a boy holding poster with against violence slogan

Helping working animals in Liberia

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Donkeys pulling cart on rubbish dump

Helping working animals in Mali

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Donkey harnessed to cart

Helping working animals in Mauritania

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Grey and brown carriage horses

Helping working animals in Morocco

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Children-with animal toys in Sierra Leone

Helping working animals in Sierra Leone

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Vets treating donkeys in Somaliland

Helping working animals in Somaliland

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Smiling boy and his donkey in Africa

Helping working animals in South Africa

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Donkeys in Tanzania forest

Helping working animals in Tanzania

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Donkey carrying hay

Helping working animals in Tunisia

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Four donkeys attached to cart by river

Helping working animals in Zimbabwe

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