Our education program in Monrovia, Liberia is in partnership with Liberian Animal Welfare and Conservation Society (LAWCS). Together, we brought humane education into the capital city of Monrovia, an area where animal welfare education is highly uncommon. Liberia does not have policies or regulations in place to protect the wellbeing of companion animals and the concept of animal welfare education is in its infancy. Because of the limited access to humane education, many superstitions and misinformation about animals persist. In the communities where we work, standards of pet care, like regularly bathing pets and viewing pets as companions are not common practices. In order to foster healthy relationships between pets and humans, our humane educators, James and Madusu teach students in first through sixth grade at ten schools in Monrovia, how to properly care for the animals with whom they share the world. In addition to teaching school children about the importance of caring for animals, our humane education program operates in larger communities to teach adults how to best care for animals.
Meet Our Humane Educators
The Impact of Cultivating Compassion
One of the most important things I learned is that animals are just like humans. We should be kind to them, they have feelings too. We should always be the voice of animals and care for them by providing good food and clean drinking water.
Veronica and her dog, Cutie
Romeo and his dog, Teddy
Planting the Seed for Generational Change!
Our education programs address animal mistreatment at the root by curating a love for animals in the next generation. In Liberia, many elements of pet care that we take for granted are not commonly practiced by pet owners. Our students often enter the classroom fearing dogs and cats but they leave knowing how to be a voice for animals. With a strong humane education curriculum, students can bring empathy and compassion for animals into their communities.
We wouldn’t have our education program in Liberia, without our partner, LAWCS. To learn more, click here.