Today’s children are the next generation of conservationists and decision makers. They are the ones who will be responsible for ensuring a strong protection of all animal species and their environment. We cannot wait any longer before introducing animal welfare in their educational system at the earliest possible stage.
Cats and dogs are two of the world’s most universal species, living side by side with people in hundreds of millions of homes and communities in every human society on this planet. Yet, on every continent and in every culture, dogs and cats continue to be subject to cruel and inhumane treatment. And a growing body of research has shown that violence against animals is connected to violence against people.
To help address the root causes of animal cruelty, OIPA Cameroon has is launched a an educational program, Cats, Dogs and Us which introduces pupils ages 5-14 in Cameroon to the many different ways that people live with cats and dogs and helps develop knowledge, skills, and empathy and respect.
This Education program will involve over 5,000,000 pupils, teachers and families in Cameroon by 2025. The goal is to educate – inspire – and empower young people and their communities to respect and protect animals and their habitats and to take positive action on behalf of animals and our shared environment