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AKI Partner Organization-Ghana Society for the Protection and Care of Animals (GSPCA)

Students in Humane Education class taught by our rescue and protection organization in Ghana in Africa showing off the cards they received with animals on them.

​AKI's Partnership with Ghana Society for the Protection and Care of Animals

A Humane Education class visit to Tafi Atome Monkey Sanctuary in Ghana Africa sponsored by Animal Kind International.
A Humane Education class in Ghana in Africa with the teacher and one student in an animal quiz contest.

GSPCA's main focus is Humane Education. Since 2004, GSPCA has provided Humane Ed in Ghana's schools, reaching about 500 students every semester, and since its start, the HE Program has reached many 1000s.

 

How does it work? 

GSPCA volunteers, David (left top) and Aluizah (left), visit schools and discuss the HE Program with school administrators to obtain permission to hold the program at the school. Then they work with the staff to identify 1 to 2 teacher leaders, and they mentor the teachers over the 8-week program.

​HE students form Kindness Clubs and through these clubs, the HE Program continues on, even when the formal HE Program is over. The Kindness Clubs sponsor projects (e.g., rabies clinics, awareness days, World Animal Day events) with the help of David and Aluizah and the HE teachers.

GSPCA and AKI have been partners since 2007.  Thanks to your donations to AKI, we've supported photocopying of the Animal Welfare Manual at US$3/manual (every HE student gets his/her own manual to keep forever), transport to/from schools so that David and Aluizah  can work on start-up of the HE Program and can mentor HE teachers, small stipends for HE teachers, and the most popular HE activity- field trips.

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With donations from AKI, GSPCA has taken HE students on 4 to 6 field trips/year since 2014 (except for 2020 and 2021 due to covid restrictions). They've visited vet clinics, wildlife sanctuaries, and the University of Accra's Livestock Research Center (one of the focus areas is humane livestock raising). 

 

Field trips are often the 1st and only opportunity for these students to see their country's wildlife, meet a small animal vet, and learn first hand about good cat and dog care. 

For about 70 school children, a field trip costs about US$300-400 (funds are used to organize the trip, for bus rental, small stipends for HE teachers who accompany the students, and snacks).

Pictures  right: GSPCA field trips (pictures 1-4); students pose with their Animal Welfare Manuals (picture 5); Aluizah, leading an HE session, a very enthusiastic teacher (picture 6); World Animal Day procession (picture 7); David leads a group of students during World Animal Day (picture 8); Aluizah presents an end of year certificate to Humane Ed teacher, Nana (picture 9).

How your donations were spent

Pie chart showing how Ghana Society for the Protection and Care of Animals our Partner animal welfare organization in Africa used donations in 2020.
Pie chart showing how Ghana Society for the Protection and Care of Animals our Partner animal welfare organization in Africa used donations in 2019.
Pie chart showing how Ghana Society for the Protection and Care of Animals our Partner animal welfare organization in Africa used donations in 2018.

GSPCA Updates from the AKI Blog

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Ghana SPCA Videos

Watch Ghana SPCA at work on the AnimalsInternational YouTube channel.

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