Embark’s main education programs are conducted alongside large-scale CNVR campaigns that create awareness amongst school children in the selected program areas. The programs include information on how to safely interact with and approach street dogs, methods people can use to keep both themselves and their pets safe from rabies, how to be a responsible pet guardian and information on basic animal care and medical requirements.
Embark also conducts awareness campaigns to keep the public informed of animal welfare issues, to promote kindness, compassion and end cruelty towards animals. Whilst this is done through using traditional mediums, the growth of social media has allowed us to expand our reach and take our message to multitudes of people across the world.
Embark envisions a world where humans and animals co-exist in harmony. We strive to create responsible and compassionate communities through education and awareness.
Together with veterinary partners, Embark visits schools to educate students on how to safely interact with dogs, avoid Rabies exposure and practice responsible pet ownership. Additionally, a bi-weekly publication in the “Little Enquirer” on the Daily Mirror promotes a better understanding of dogs amongst young readers.
Embark works both alone and in collaboration with other organizations to develop widespread campaigns that spread awareness about animal welfare issues and how the public can help.
A better understanding of animals and how to relate to them leads to happier communities and an end to animal cruelty and pain.
Embark’s interest in improving animal welfare is not limited to Sri Lanka. A team from BOMOSA visited Sri Lanka in September 2014 to receive training in CNVR processes from Embark’s field team. BOMOSA, a non-profit organization in Andorra will be conducting animal welfare work in Ibo, Mozambique. By working alongside other organizations, such as BOMOSA, both locally and internationally, Embark aims to end suffering and uplift standards of animal welfare.
Embark team member, Udani, conducted an education programme at the Sri Pathi Vidyalaya in Polgasowita on the 9th of June.
106 Students from grade 1-5 were present at the interactive session, where students were involved in moderated discussions on their feelings towards street dogs and understanding their behavior.
The aim of the programme was to introduce the welfare work done by Embark and to cover the themes of kindness and compassion.
4 of the 6 students working towards the Duke of Edinburgh Award from the British School in Colombo, visited the hospital on the 22nd of June to meet the doggy patients and learn more about Embark’s rescue and treatment programme for street dogs. They got hands on experience administering treatment to 2 pups and participating in a socialising routine for Ella and Hopper. They were also able to observe the vets at work as they treated several other patients.