Brooke Egypt is always keen on working intensively with communities to enable them to appreciate their equine animal-related problems; encourage and support them to maintain the health and welfare of their working animals and to reduce the incidence of their suffering.
Our community-linked activities include healthy animal competitions, donkey day, puppet shows and children art competitions to disseminate animal welfare messages to the wider public.
The Brooke’s message is targeted at children because they play a vital role in animal care. Children are very much involved in feeding, watering, and cleaning them.
During this summer, Aswan mobile clinic team organized successful art competitions for the children including best drawing and best story contests to enhance their compassion toward working animals. The competitions were held in July in Basali village in Kom Ombo (60 km away from Aswan Clinic).
The number of participants in the best story contest was 15 children and the participants in the best drawing were 29. Eleven children, under the age of 6, took part in coloring pages during the event.
A Puppet show was presented by our rural guides in the village of Al-Raghama, to convey messages of animal welfare.
Three winners were selected in each competition and given cash awards. A certificate of appreciation from Brooke Hospital was awarded to the Basali Youth Center for their support and cooperation in organizing the competitions.