An 11-year old schoolgirl impressed the mobile team during one of their regular visits to Wardan, near their base at Giza in Egypt. Donkey care seems to be primary school pupil Hajar Abdolsamad’s favourite subject.
But Hajar hasn’t been taught anything about donkey welfare at her primary school. It seems that our team had given lessons on donkey care and distributed books at her cousin’s school, and she had passed them on to Hajar.
“I love my donkey because he feels like a human, and I feel pain when I see people beat him. I don’t beat him and I don’t use the stick,” Hajar told the team. “This is the first time the donkey is sick, so I came to this mobile clinic.”
”I Iearned from my uncle’s daughter a lot of things about donkeys, like that it is necessary to clean and dry under the donkey, and important to make the donkey drink.
“I read the books she took after the session, and I learned from the books a lot of treatment and about donkey welfare, and I hope to get one of these books,” she said.