FAMILY SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Our Family Support Programme
Funda Nenja also provides the services of a qualified Social Worker who works with the psycho-social needs of the children and their families. Together with our Education Officer, our Social Worker visits each of the Funda Nenja families to assess the welfare needs of both the people and their animals. When necessary the Social Worker offers counselling to the community and assists in applying for various social grants, together with cognitive and medical referrals. Life-skill workshops are regularly
given throughout the year to children, both those in the dog school program and some who are not
Funda Nenja is unique in its approach to highlight the theme of animal welfare and the bond between the dog and the child; the value that a dog has to a child and family using these principles to encourage children to think and act differently and more responsibly.