Education Programmes

WECare Education Programmes

CHANGING MINDSETS IS KEY; FOR THAT WE NEED EDUCATION AT EVERY LEVEL

WECare provide Education Programmes in schools, community centres and during outreach programmes. Topics covered include community dog care and responsible animal ownership. We also carry out veterinary teaching and aim to help transform standards island-wide. Perceptions of street dogs in Sri Lanka are changing in a positive way; we hope we can help in this progression.

EDUCATION IS THE MOST POWERFUL WEAPON WHICH YOU CAN USE TO CHANGE THE WORLD

We believe that the only way to make our work impactful and have true longevity in the outlook for Sri Lanka's animals is to educate at every opportunity. It must go hand in hand with our CNVR and Hospital work in order to create real change and promote better animal welfare standards across the island.

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WECARE EDUCATION PROGRAMMES

Our approach to education is multi-faceted and designed to cover as many demographics and age groups as possible.

Our school and community education programmes focus on the basics of animal care- from considering the community (street) dogs needs to providing preventative healthcare for their pets. We also cover the topic of rabies in depth, discussing the avoidance of bites and what to do if you do get bitten. It is important to cover all age groups, from pre-school to the all-knowing elders.

Last year we also identified responsible tourism as an area that needed addressing. People often travel to Sri Lanka and apply western ideals to a situation which is totally foreign to them, sometimes making rash and very irresponsible decisions. We use social media, word of mouth and local fundraising events to promote responsible tourism in regards to street dogs.

Veterinary standards within Sri Lanka vary significantly, with lots of unpinning knowledge lacking at times. WECare are committed to helping with the progression of the profession, providing training programmes for local vets, lecturing at the vet school and offering internships for newly graduated veterinary surgeons. We have an open door policy where any vet can come to use our equipment/facilities and we promote case discussion between vets on the island.

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