Educational projects “Better Social Responsibility towards pets”
Our project “Better social responsibility towards pets” involves special trained stuff visiting schools on Mallorca in order to teach children how to properly treat and care for pets.
International studies have shown that children who treat animals with respect display more tolerance and empathy when dealing with people. Accepting responsibility for the care of an animal that needs our protection, understanding its different nature and catering for the specific requirements of its species teach children to be considerate and responsible towards others.
The “Better Social Responsibility towards pets” project involves the design of a teaching programme together with BALDEA for the different age levels of schoolchildren and for their teachers, the purchase of teaching materials, the training of teachers during the summer holidays – they play a fundamental role in the ongoing success of the project – the presentation of the project to the Ministry of Education and the actual design of a class that addresses the issue of responsible pet care in an interactive and entertaining manner.
Help our children to become aware and sensitive citizens and to ensure that in the future more pets can lead a better and more appropriate life. Help us to help! Therefore we also need to pay fuel and a small compensation.
In the last year we have been in several schools all over the island showing kids how to behave properly towards their pets.
We had been for instance in Capdella, Son Ferrer, Es Pillari, in different schools of the big community of Calvian for example in Santa Ponsa, Inca, Ses Salines, or in Binissalem.
We have noticed that the kids love this class and that through this the awareness is raising bit by bit. Our teacher enjoys seeing how the kids absorp the knowledge.