Empathy education about working animals in primary schools of central Ethiopia

G. Lemessa
Alemayehu Fanta
E. Bojia
B. Amare
Mersha Tesfaye
S. J. Price
Stephen Blakeway
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The Donkey Sanctuary in Ethiopia launched an empathy education programme at 7 primary schools in 2005, to nurture school children's empathy with working animals. The objective of the programme was to enhance the ability of schoolchildren to build smooth relationships and positive attitudes towards animals, resulting in the creation of responsible citizens who are compassionate, kind, and love and have empathy with all animals. To show empathy is to identify with another's feelings. It is to put yourself emotionally in the place of another.

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