We have realised everywhere we work that long term changes in donkey care have to be supported by education. In this we work with donkey owners and their children. We aim to raise empathy and awareness - that donkeys can suffer just like we can. We also provide practical education on husbandry and healthcare.
Colouring in donkeys is a starter activity. The different ways children colour the donkeys allows a discussion about how everyone and every donkey is different. In future visits we will take this forward, and train the donkey owners how to treat specific problems, and administer simple treatments themselves, adding to their existing knowledge of donkey care.