To achieve our goal, we realized the need to speak to many people, partner with organizations, visit animal shelters to seek clear understanding etc. This required a lot of communication, collaboration, and time management skills.
We interviewed animal activists to enhance our knowledge regarding the issue, went door-to-door in our communities to raise awareness about the plight of strays and seek donations, collaborated with animal rights volunteers that guided us, reached out to organizations to source food etc.
We learnt how to connect with our community, how by reaching out to people one can find new directions, new openings. It was challenging to get people to see our viewpoint as not everyone was interested in supporting our cause as many thought that its the responsibility of the government & NGO’s to look after strays. Donations mainly came from friends and family, but it was hard to convince the community to partner us in the cause. Finding the right organization to collaborate with to achieve our goal was also tricky.
We faced rejection at many stages, we were disappointed, yet we did not give up and persevered. This was a strength that we did not know we had. We were also amazed at how smoothly we could run an Instagram page and connect with the global community of like-minded people.