SPCA Club celebrates three years: Israel's Education Minister Naftali Bennett arrived at the Society for a visit, received an overview of club activities and joined a training day for the SPCA lead-team from Gedera
Education Minister Naftali Bennett visited the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Israel to mark three years since the founding of SPCA Club – a unique educational project with 250 members from primary schools, middle schools, high schools and preschools, from the Jewish, Arab, religious and special education sectors, all working in various ways for the benefit of animals.
During his visit, the minister attended a training day for the SPCA lead-team from Darca Begin School in Gedera, who joined SPCA Club as part of the Society’s collaboration with the MOFET Association. The minister heard explanations from Society staff members about the club’s activities and was very impressed by the wonderful achievements of the various lead-team members, who, after training at the Society, go back to their schools and initiate activities for the benefit of animals in distress, and recruit their peers to this noble cause. During the guided tour held for the lead-team, the minister joined them in walking the dogs being sheltered at the Society and chatted with them about the project.
SPCA Club continues to grow and develop, and the number of schools and preschools interested in joining the project is on the rise. According to Yaniv Ovadia from the Society’s Humane Education Department, “The reason for the club’s success, beyond the fact that it is offered to schools at no cost, is that children by nature really love to contribute and lend a hand, especially when it involves something they truly care about, like animals. Furthermore, children love being empowered and given responsibility, and SPCA Club is the right platform for this.”
Schools and preschools interested in joining SPCA Club are welcome to contact the Society’s Humane Education Department at *4553.