YEAR OF THE VOLUNTEERING, LOTS OF KIDS VISITING OUR SHELTER IN MEDGIDIA
On the occasion of the European year of the volunteering, elementary and middle schools in Medgidia have decided to go and scout the non-profit organizations in the area.
So, for the first time, the doors of our shelter and spay and neuter center were open to the kids, who – with our veterinary Alina as their special guide – have discovered that there is a voluntary organization that takes care of the animals living in their town. Alina has explained the activities undertaken by STD to prevent the phenomenon of stray animals focusing on the topic of the “responsible owner“, a fundamental concept that will hopefully form the subject matter of a course implemented in the town’s schools.
The children from the primary school Constantin Brancusi and those from the vocational schools Nicolae Titulescu (118 pupils in all) have also collected bags of food for our four-legged friends.
After visiting, some students expressed their wish to become volunteers and began to regularly visit our shelter, walking the dogs awaiting adoption. These are the first Romanian volunteers of STD, nine years since the beginning of our activities.
We hope this is the start of a progressive involvement of the new generations in STD’s projects, in a country where volunteering is in its infancy and has great need to be promoted.
To see all the photos of the meeting with the children of Medgidia, please visit our album on Facebook.
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