Refugee Children Arriving In Ireland to Receive Animal-Themed Colouring Books From PETA
For Immediate Release:
23 November 2016
Jennifer White +44 (0) 20 7837 6327, ext 222; [email protected]
REFUGEE CHILDREN ARRIVING IN IRELAND TO RECEIVE ANIMAL-THEMED COLOURING BOOKS FROM PETA
Trilingual Educational Resource Gifted to Refugee Centres in Ireland
Dublin– People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has donated 200 animal-themed refuge in the country.
Millions of children across the world have been affected by the current refugee crisis, made to leave their homes and deprived of an education. Most arrive with few, if any, possessions. These difficulties are made worse by not knowing the local language, cultural differences, and potential emotional problems caused by their distressing ordeal.
To try to ease the adjustment period for those seeking refuge in Ireland, PETA has developed educational activity books. They are full of child-friendly facts about animals, pictures, quizzes, and other fun activities, allowing children to improve their language skills as well as their knowledge and respect for other living beings in a playful way. Readers can learn exciting facts about the animal kingdom in Farsi, Arabic, or English.
“PETA hopes this resource will provide children with a comforting and familiar activity, which will help them learn a new language while teaching them about the fascinating animals with whom we share our world”, says PETA Director Elisa Allen. “Children who are taught that all living beings have feelings grow up to be empathetic young people.”
For more information, please visit PETA.org.uk.