In July 2018, Brooke teamed up with The Progress Film Company and Visualise to shoot a 360° VR film following a young couple living and working in a Pakistan brick kiln. Here, Progress's Matt Hopkins shares his experience.
Brooke’s popular 360° VR film following a young couple living and working at a Pakistan brick kiln is now available to watch on YouTube for the first time, after a string of appearances at events including the World Equestrian Games, the London Olympia Horse Show, and Supporter Day.
Brick kilns are some of the most extreme working environments on earth. Uneven terrain, high temperatures and long hours also make them some of the most dangerous. Thanks to 360 filming technology, we can now give our supporters a small insight into what it’s like to be a family living and working in these conditions.
On 23 September, Brooke West Africa (BWA) held a workshop with government officials in Dakar, Senegal, to highlight a local bylaw protecting the city’s many carriages pulled by horses and donkeys, and to lobby local authorities on the importance of ensuring its enforcement.
Brooke is calling for applications for a fully funded doctoral studentship on ‘Burden of Animal Diseases of Working Equids’, developed in partnership with the University of Liverpool and part of the Global Burden of Animal Disease programme.
A Brooke-funded project aimed at improving the welfare of horses used in Indigenous Horse Riding in South Africa has led to the activity becoming a fully-regulated national sport, with welfare standards and rules recognised by the South African Equine Federation.
Marking the United Nations' 75th Anniversary, Harry Bignell, Brooke's Global External Affairs Officer, argues that we cannot achieve the Sustainable Development Goals without investing in animal health systems
In September 2019, Brooke Ethiopia completed construction of a £27,330 (1.3m ETB) vet clinic in the small village of Abossa Ademogne, located in the West Arsi Zone of the Oromia Regional State. The clinic is designed to serve up to 12,842 equines and many other animals living in nearby villages.
Brooke has appointed Chris Wainwright as its new Chief Executive.
Like much of the world, Kenya imposed strict lockdown measures in March to combat the spread of Covid-19, meaning that Brooke East Africa had to get resourceful to ensure that equine owning communities still received support.