The Donkey Sanctuary’s commitment is beyond meeting immediate needs
The Donkey Sanctuary UK, signed a five years agreement (2013 _ 2017) with the Alage ATVET College, Ministry of Agriculture, to provide support in the practical training of animal health and science professionals. The college that was the only ATVET College producing middle animal health professionals with the capacity of graduating up to a thousand professionals at a time. Most of the practicing professionals we train deep in the community projects have come from this college; we then thought why don’t we go to the source and build the capacity of the training institution; hence the 5 years commitment. We followed a Chinese proverb ‘give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime’. As a foreign charity, it is not practical to reach all donkeys by ourselves. Areas of partnership mainly included supporting the practical side of Animal welfare and Equine clinical medicine, Equine husbandry, and community partnership skills.