Touching Lives project
Funda Nenja means
‘learning with a dog’, in one of South Africa’s indigenous language; isiZulu used in semi and rural communities of the Kwa-Zulu Natal (KZN) province.
It is a programme designed to develop respect and compassion in young children and the youth while teaching them to teach their dogs’ basic obedience. The programme co-exists with a social development arm which provides assistance in social welfare services. The Social Worker assesses and provides assistance or referrals for medical, cognitive, material and psycho-social services.
Educate, on the care and well being of dogs
Educate, discourage with the intention of eliminating organised dog fights
Educate, discourage with the intention of eliminating hunting using dogs
Reduce, the stray population by providing a sterilisation program
Providing, the lower income bracket with medical treatment for dogs
Providing, shelter and suitable collars and leads (at a low cost) for the lower income group.
Empowering children and youth by using life skills workshops
Developing youth by securing animal related educational courses aimed at securing employment in the animal welfare sector.