This year our education project reached about 20,000 teenagers and adults with our lectures and workshops, both via Zoom and in person! In addition to lectures in schools and youth movements, we gave talks to employees of huge companies like Google and Intel, the Ministry of Health, representatives of Israeli embassies at the Foreign Ministry conference, teachers in training courses of the Ministry of Education, education students, pre-military preparatory students, regional climate conference participants, and more. Participants enjoyed one of our two educational programs: Share the World dealing with animal rights, and Change Begins on Your Plate – experiential educational sessions on sustainable nutrition, which we run in collaboration with the Ministry of Environmental Protection and Life & Environment. Our program doesn’t just raise awareness and spark conversation on these subjects – we also showcase just how delicious vegan food is by providing vegan meals in class and holding an entirely plant-based ‘MasterChef’ competition.
We also shared lesson plans on animal rights and sustainable diets for special events (Animal Rights Day, Earth Day, and Tu BiShvat, when we encourage schools to celebrate ecological awareness focused on sustainable food patterns). More than 7,000 teachers used these lesson plans!
We continued to invest in preparing and distributing lesson plans for teachers through our Live Act website and other channels, and we reached over 100,000 users. One of our significant achievements was launching a page of lesson plans in Arabic.
We worked with decision-makers in parliament: We participated in Education Committee discussions and promoted education to reduce animal-based food consumption. The committee’s chair, Sharren Haskel, called on Ministry of Education representatives to add this topic to the curriculum! We have also been campaigning for the removal of school petting zoos due to the harm caused to the animals. The Animal Welfare Advisory Committee to the Government has added this to the recommendations submitted to the Minister of Education.