About Campaignends 30 Jun 2021, 11:59 PM
We are a team with a diverse crew of animal-assisted intervention professionals who are former MOE teachers, social workers, counsellors, animal trainers and jockeys.
In EQUAL, we serve 1,500 beneficiaries every year, comprising youths, people with special needs, families, and the elderly with dementia and depression.
Through an Animal-assisted learning curriculum, EQUAL help people facing challenges open up to create changes in mindsets and behaviours that are deep and long-lasting; learning social-emotional skill sets that are important but conventionally hard to teach. This work is new to Singapore but Animal-assisted Learning and Therapy is well-established in Europe, North America, South America and Oceania with decades of proven outcomes.
To do our work, EQUAL relies heavily on support from the public, as government funding typically covers only a percentage of the costs of charities.
We hope you'll join us in our goal to raise $180,000 for all our beneficiaries and therapy animals, spreading the word about our Animal-assisted Learning programs that have empowered our beneficiaries to find a sense of purpose and identity.
In doing so, we can continue to #HelpAnimalsHelp us
About the Charity
"The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated."
Hello, we are EQUAL, a young Charity with IPC status.
We believe animals make people better.
Every year, we strengthen the mental health of 1,500 people with special needs, youth, families and elderly, through giving them the opportunity to care for and work with rescued therapy animals.
In other words, we rescue animals who go on to rescue us.
Our therapy horses and cats may not look the prettiest from the outside, but they are so beautiful inside.
Working alongside them as our partners, our team of certified professionals help our beneficiaries develop social-emotional skills such as managing impulsivity, compassion, responsibility, and confidence via an Animal-Assisted Learning curriculum.
These skills help our beneficiaries succeed in school, employment and life.
Such skills are vital, yet they are difficult to teach.
That's where EQUAL comes in. Animals help us connect with our inner world. They help us open up and take a new perspective, creating changes in mindsets and behaviours that are often faster, deeper and long-lasting.
This work is new to Singapore and there is so much we want to do.
We hope you can support our beneficiaries and rescued animals on their mutual journeys of recovery and growth by making a donation.
We hope you can consider making your donation a monthly recurring one, which enables us to plan for the long term.