If you were a donkey, what would you prefer in your breakfast? Mohammat Ali, a child donkey handler answered smilingly, “Chai aur Paratha”. Similarly, Jalau, the donkey owner wished to have green maize and barn for the breakfast. The situation got bit more tensed when Director Uttam Kaphle questioned them again, “So have you been giving all these delicious and nutritious food to your donkey?”...
Lalitpur, March 2016- Animal Nepal this month conducted a donkey handler workshop at New Bhairab brick factory, Lalitpur where the handlers were taught basic do’s and dont’s of donkey handling. Besides, the workshop turned out to be really fun and productive with some enthusiastic and interactive handlers.
There were various sessions targeted specially for the child handlers where they were shown cartoon films of donkeys and were engaged in other fun activities like drawing and paintings. Hands that never held a pen were drawing pictures of flowers, donkeys and houses. We were amazed to see such a curiosity and enthusiasm in the kids. The child handlers were also gifted pencils, colors, drawing papers, footballs to keep them engaged in creative activities. Plus they were made to empathize for their animals with a very simple but effective session “We all are donkeys” which just worked right as we witnessed a huge behavior change in the donkey handlers at the end of our workshop.
Animal Nepal this brick season aims to cover all of the brick factories in Lalitpur where we will be conducting basic treatments like vaccinations and deworming including a donkey handler workshop with the creating a permanent difference in the lives!