We began supporting Sidewalk Specials during mid 2020, at a time when the pandemic was taking hold, by providing welfare support funds across 3 months which facilitated the purchase of nutritious food for distributing to communities and their dogs in need. Free food is often the encouragement required for township residents to take their dogs for medical treatment and sterilisation; a small gesture, but enough to prevent thousands of unwanted puppies being born into a life of hardship.
We have continued to assist with outreach support work; financially supporting a distemper vaccination drive during 2021, and more recently helping to fund smaller-scale sterilisation work and general medical care within the local community.
Our current support focus is on education; we have funded the production of 4 educational videos across several regional languages which have been presented at both teen outreach schemes and primary schools. They have also be viewed thousands of times internationally as a result of being available for free download.
An accompanying set of interactive worksheets for each video has been produced, with the aim of reinforcing the learning. These are also available for free download from the Sidewalk Specials website, making them easily accessible for all educators.
If a regular donation towards a specific project is set up and we subsequently cease to provide support in the future, any recurring donations will be allocated to the areas of our other work requiring the most support.