FIAPO Bootcamp 2017- Pune
We just finished with the first phase of FIAPO Bootcamp 2017, West Zone. It was a 3 day, track intensive event held in Pune from 15-17th December, and we could not be more proud of the wonderful response! There were a total of approximately 55 people attending the event, who hailed from Rajasthan, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa.
With one more regional bootcamp in the pipeline, FIAPO Bootcamp 2017-West Zone was the third regional workshop held in the country aimed at bringing together the animal rights community in the Western region. Redefining the core values and ethics of the animal rights fraternity, it also established solidarity and uniformity across all levels of the animal rights movement in India with the 4 uniquely designed tracks to suit different needs.
Participants were given training in the following 4 tracks:
- ABC and Sheltering
- First Aid and Rescue
- Vegan Outreach and Humane Education
- Legal Enforcement
The whole of the western animal rights community present at the Bootcamp, got together to discuss and share knowledge on common issues such as volunteer recruitment, fundraising, best practices, group development, communications and current issues such as conflict resolution and the human-dog conflict. The community also gathered in smaller groups everyday to discuss issues relevant to their fields of work.