Linda Ncube is an animal advocate in Zimbabwe. She received a grant for “My Fur Buddie,” a project seeking to educate primary school children to love and protect dogs in a community that has no regard for animals that do not produce milk or meat for human consumption. Children will be taught through drama plays, theory lessons, and then make practical lesson of lessons learnt. She writes:
Our objective is to disseminate information that all animals are equal and of importance to human beings and hence have to be loved and cared for well.
The community that I intend to carry this project is the one where dogs survive on left-over food and if there is no left-over food or is little they have to roam about in search of food. As a result of this dogs get injured and poisoned by those who would be disturbed by them as they steal or drop their bins in search of food.