FIAPO Bootcamp 2017- South Zone Kicks Off in Bangalore
Bangalore, July 18, 2017: To enable activists, NGOs and organisations in the south of India to come together as a stronger and a more empowered force, Federation of Indian Animal Protection Organisations (FIAPO) successfully conducted the3-day event- FIAPO Bootcamp 2017-South Zone, pertaining to the present needs of animal rights movement in India.
The need for this arose when FIAPO identified that the animal rights community is often well-connected in pockets, but mostly, the vast majority of activists are disconnected and isolated. This impacts the richness of the movement by severely limiting the ability of people to be involved, and leadership development itself is completely ignored.
First out of the four zones of India ( North, South, East and West), the FIAPO Bootcamp-South Zone happened in Bangalore from 14th July-16th July, connecting over 50 activists from Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and around. To establish a well networked and informed community, the Bootcamp was divided into 4 main tracks- ABC, Sheltering (small and large animals), First Aid and Rescue of All Animals, Vegan Outreach and Human Education and Law Enforcement.
The highlights of the three day workshop were the open interactive sessions where activists from different regions opined and discussed the issues of fund raising, communications, group development, networking and volunteering. The event, supported by Tata Trusts, was graced by eminent leaders in the animal rights movement of India, like Dr. S.Chinny Krishna and Padma Shri Awardee, Norma Alvares, amongst others, who shared their thoughts and exchanged ideas and viewpoints with the audience. The active participation and enthusiasm made the event a huge success. With the end of the event in the South, FIAPO also announced the opening of registrations for FIAPO Bootcamp 2017-North Zone, to be held from 22nd Sep- 24th Sep 2017(Registrations: http://www.fiapo.org/bootcamp17.php)
According to Varda Mehrotra, Director, FIAPO “It’s immensely gratifying to see so many people coming together across regions, to give impetus and momentum to the animal rights movement in India. The emancipation and active participation points to the fact that people are more open and willing to make positive impact within the animal rights jurisdiction. FIAPOBootcamp 2017-South Zone, proved autonomous and redefined the core values and ethics of the animal rights fraternity and also established solidarity and uniformity across all levels of the animal rights movement in India.
Date : 18 July 2017