Project 13 : Healthy Pets: Vaccination Campaign

The “Promoting Animal Welfare and Rabies Prevention” project aims to instill empathy and compassion towards animals among children in Karachi, while also addressing public health concerns related to rabies. Through educational activities focused on empathy and animal care, and mass vaccination campaigns in collaboration with ACF Shelter, the project seeks to prevent animal abuse and control the street dog population, ultimately contributing to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 3 (Good Health and Well-being), 4 (Quality Education), and 15 (Life on Land).d

Project Activities

Activity 01: Love Animals

  • Conducted educational sessions at Government Secondary School, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, focusing on empathy and animal care.
  • Utilized pictures, videos, and stories to teach children about the importance of kindness towards animals.
  • Organized resources such as books, pictures, and videos to ensure a safe and engaging learning environment.
  • Provided juices and chocolates to students, fostering a friendly atmosphere, and decorated the school with balloons.
  • Adhered to all school rules and regulations throughout the activities.

Activity 02: Vaccination Camp

  • Conducted mass vaccination campaigns with the assistance of ACF’s team to vaccinate dogs against rabies.
  • Implemented humane strategies to control Karachi’s street dog population through rabies vaccination.

Impact
Engaging government school children in activities promoting animal welfare fosters empathy and kindness, teaching them valuable lessons about responsibility and community involvement. Through these activities, children learn about teamwork, friendship, and contributing positively to their community. Mass vaccination campaigns against rabies have critical impacts on human and animal health, including preventing rabies transmission to humans, reducing healthcare costs, enhancing community safety, and promoting education and awareness about rabies prevention and responsible pet ownership. Overall, our project aims to make a significant and lasting impact on both human and animal well-being while contributing to the achievement of SDGs related to health, education, and environmental sustainability.