Schools are the best hubs where the personality of the future generations is shaped depending on the comprehensiveness of the existing curriculum. However, currently, animal welfare education does not form part of the national curriculum in Ethiopia. The donkey sanctuary Ethiopia works with relevant parties to address this gap through session based animal welfare education to target grade students and establishing animal welfare clubs. The Donkey Sanctuary developed animal welfare education handbook and facilitate teachers training on animal welfare so as to support the session based education.
The source of potential professionals to bring change in any development sector is the university. In Ethiopia, livestock are one of the driving assets to the development of the national economy. However, livestock keeping is traditional small holder extensive farming. Animals are vulnerable to tropical diseases. About a third of the public universities in Ethiopia produce animal health professionals, each producing on average producing fifty veterinarians annually. It gave the Donkey Sanctuary a wider opportunity to mainstream best practices while supporting them in the practical training of undergraduates in animal welfare, equine medicine and husbandry. Besides, the charity supports research attachments of both national and international standards. Equine medicine was delivered as part of large animal medicine in AAU-CVMA, supported by The Donkey Sanctuary. Now after curriculum harmonization Equine medicine and animal welfare are delivered as a course in all veterinary colleges.