Bringing colour to the brick kilns

Combining education with entertainment can have a long-lasting effect.

Puppet show

The brick kiln community in Mor Khunda enjoying the puppet show and learning about animal welfare

Using colour and animation to deliver a serious message was a winning combination at the Ilyas Brick Kiln, Mor Khunda in Pakistan recently.

Around 150 people, including 60 children, were treated to a colourful puppet show promoting animal welfare and showing equine owners how best to care for their animals in the harsh environment of the brick kiln.

A large puppet

 

Organised by Brooke Community Animal Health Officer Dr Jahanzeb Tahir, the show also looked at the causes of lameness, and the importance of shade and tree planting.

The response to the messages was very positive, and the puppets particularly helped the children understand welfare awareness, even at an early age.

Five more puppet shows - including three more at brick kilns - are planned for 2018-19 across various districts in Pakistan.

Children taking part the puppet show

Children taking part in the puppet show