Youth Programs and Education
Teaching the next generation about animal care
The Sandton SPCA is actively involved in providing opportunities for animal education and community engagement. Our goal is to promote empathy, kindness, respect, and responsibility towards all animals.
Our Education Program consists of the following key engagements:
Our presentations focus on our responsibility towards animals. Our aim is to make children aware that animals have the same basic needs as we do and we must all respect animals.
These visits last 1.5 hours. We share general info on the work that the SPCA does, the adoption process and a little about the people who work there.
Community Service at the Sandton SPCA is supervised by a staff member or trained adult volunteer. We schedule specific dates for pupils to do community service as we do not have a staff member or volunteer available to supervise every day.
Offered three times a year (March, June and September). Neighbouring schools are invited to send a maximum of 30 pupils. The program runs for 3 mornings and involves education, time with the animals, creative activities and movement workshops. This is another opportunity for volunteers to get involved.
Mobile Clinic Days
Alexandra township schools are approached to host a Mobile Clinic Day. Each class is visited before the event to promote and explain the importance of the event. Dog owners throughout the community are invited to bring their dogs for deworming and vaccinations. These events require the support of many volunteers and are advertised in advance.
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