Dog initiative brings children joy

2014-08-04 00:00

Bongani Kunene (11) with his dog, Meeka (eight months), at the Funda Nenja’s fifth birthday celebration held at Zamuthle Primary School in Mpophomeni. The local community has welcomed and supported the initiative, and it is an established part of the community.

The idea behind Funda Nenja is to use dog training classes as a means to impact positively on children’s lives. The foundations are the principles of compassion and kindness, which they instill in all the children. The children also develop self-discipline, self-confidence and goal setting. The initiative has an average of 70 children attending each week and works with the nearby Ethembeni Family Centre.

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