NOWZAD KNOWS THAT THE MOST EFFECTIVE WAY TO CHANGE THE FUTURE OF ANIMAL WELFARE IN A COUNTRY IS THROUGH EDUCATION
Nowzad provides a practical training program for the Kabul university veterinary students and para-veterinarian students to increase and promote their interaction with dogs, cats and other animals that they are likely to care for.
Our fully ‘hands on’ workshops deliver vital animal handling experience to enrich and enhance the student training as well as providing life-saving rabies prevention techniques.
We ensure that the future veterinarians of Afghanistan are not only competent and efficient in the handling of animals, but are above all, compassionate in their methods too.
Last year Nowzad received over ONE HUNDRED veterinarian students in our veterinarian training program (men AND women!) inspiring the next generation of veterinarians in Afghanistan.
The Village Outreach Project
One of our most enjoyable and effective methods of education is our ‘Village Outreach’ projects that we provide free of charge to local villages and communities.
We work with the village elders to arrange for our experienced veterinarians to visit their local area and vaccinate the animals – from donkeys to chickens we provide vaccinations no matter how big or small!
It is always great fun to get the whole community engaged and we often enlist the children and young adults to provide assistance with some of the easier tasks so everyone is involved.
Importantly, we also teach the community basic animal welfare, husbandry and rabies prevention, something that is so desperately required but that most have never had access to.
In poorer communities this is life changing information that the inhabitants are extremely grateful to receive.
Companion Animal and Rabies Prevention Education:
Did you know that under Taliban law it was actually forbidden to own a dog as they were deemed ‘dirty animals’?
Now that the Taliban are no longer in power, Afghans are now enjoying the freedom of being allowed to give dogs and cats loving homes.
We advocate dogs and cats as lifelong pets and encourage local people to provide these wonderful animals with loving ‘forever homes’ which we mindfully supervise.
And of course we also offer veterinarian care to afghan-national owned pets in the Nowzad ‘Conrad Lewis’ veterinary clinic.
We engage with local schools and organizations to educate about animal welfare, promoting the humane treatment of animals and rabies prevention.
Rehoming an animal is always a joy – but rehoming within Afghanistan is ground-breaking.