Education projects

Animals play important roles in all our lives, and children especially seem to have a natural affinity for animals. The nature of their relationships with animals and the natural world are important in shaping their overall attitudes and beliefs. Encouraging positive relationships with other living beings and our common home — the Earth — is the aim of Humane Education.

Humane Education values the inter-dependence of all living things. Respect, responsibility and compassion for both animals and people are at its heart. We believe that showing kindness to animals and having empathy for people go hand-in-hand!

Childhood is a time when one’s character is being formed, therefore by explaining what it means to be human by examining out relationships to other creatures we can help stop animal cruelty before it starts!

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere” - Martin Luther King, Jr.


Kindness Lessons

Through our Education programme we provide opportunities for children to learn about animal welfare, why it matters, and how they have a responsibility to help relieve animal suffering. Please have a look at specially compiled and tailored material for the Russian speaking public.

We promote and encourage teachers and educators to incorporate Kindness Lessons’ into their lessons and develop sensitivity to all life, appreciation of diversity and tolerance of difference.

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Big Hearts has participated at the annual Teaching Fair in Moscow.

We believe that education is the key to achieving a world where animal welfare matters and animal cruelty ends!

Through education we can help stop animal cruelty before it starts!


Online humane education course for teachers

Our online course is the first on this subject on the territory of the post-Soviet countries. It is developed for teachers of primary and secondary schools, who are interested to add the elements of the humane education in the school system.

The course is conducted by professional teachers with extensive experience and practical achievements. The course duration is 3 months (108 hours), it consists of 6 subjects and the final project. Students, which have successfully passed the exams, will receive a certificate at the end of the course.

The main topics covered by the the course are ‘The interaction of humans and animals’, ‘Use of animals’, ‘Ethics of animal welfare’, ‘School education of animals treatment and welfare’, ‘Relationship with other school subjects’, ‘Ethics of using animals for the laboratory experiments.’

The course is free for all

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Link in Russian

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