September 2009: Por Thrissadee Sahawong, animal welfare advocate and Thai TV personality, joined the teachers of Satit Chula U Elementary School when they undertook humane education training with WSPA.
WSPA’s education programme trains teachers to include animal welfare in their classroom teaching.
In doing so, children are encouraged to care for their pets, respect animals, and grow up caring for the creatures that we share our environment with.
At the school, Por Thrissadee helped the WSPA education team to train 30 teachers from Chulalongkorn University Elementary School Division (a top ten elementary school in Thailand).
The lively training focussed on the topic ‘animal welfare: the similar needs of humans and animals’.
Our enthusiastic new trainer, WSPA staff and the teachers were joined by secondary students for part of the day; both of teachers and students participated enthusiastically and engaged with the topic.
The humane education chain
During the day, Por Thrissadee said “I’m excited because this is my first time working with senior, experienced teachers who are keen to pay attention to animal welfare.”
He added, “After today, I’m confident they will pass the knowledge from this class to their students, and the students will in turn be kind to their pets.”
Ambassador for animals
Por Thrissadee, WSPA Asia ambassador, has previously joined the education programme on school visits to Satit Mor Sor Vor Pratumwan School and Satit Mor Sor Vor Prasanmitr.
He has been a success with both children and teachers, inspiring them to learn more about animal welfare in the classroom and apply it outside. Leading by example, Por Thrissadee adopted a puppy from WSPA member society SCAD.