Ho Chi Minh City, dated 17th October 2014 – The SOS Travelling Exhibition with the message “Say No to illegal wildlife products” had been successfully operated in Tan Binh and Hoang Hoa Tham Secondary Schools, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. In the academic year 2014-2015, the SOS Exhibition will travel to approximately 20 secondary schools for about 20,000 students aged from 12 to 15 years old of Ho Chi Minh City.The SOS Travelling Exhibition is an initiative of the Wildlife At Risk (WAR) in cooperate with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education and Training and Forest Protection Department. The exhibition aims to educate children on wildlife product consumption and encourage them to take actions in wildlife protection. The SOS Exhibition that is a tent of nearly 60m2 includes numerous objects, displays, games, and practical facts and photos of wildlife and its threats. All children are guided carefully at the exhibition to learning through playing. Since the first operation in December 2011, the SOS Travelling Exhibition has been travelling to nearly 80 secondary schools and educating about 70,000 students of Ho Chi Minh City.
In this academic year, approximately 60 volunteer students from different universities were trained carefully to guide students at the SOS Travelling Exhibition. These volunteers also visited Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station to learn about wildlife and wildlife consumption and get ready to guide secondary students at the exhibition at their best. Under the framework of the SOS Programme for acedamic year 2014-2015, WAR will organise special tours for about 500 children aged 12-15 years old to visit Cu Chi Wildlife Rescue Station for free. And wildlife protection content is now being taught in Biology Subject Grade 7 by nearly 300 teachers from all secondary schools in Ho Chi Minh City and Phu Quoc Island. “Wildlife At Risk is very proud that the SOS Programme had been extremely welcome and participated by all teachers and students. I have a stronger hope now for our wildlife in the future because hundreds of teachers and thousands of students are learning and discussing about wildlife protection every day. I also hope that everyone will take a particular action to protect our precious wildlife”, said Ms. Do Thi Thanh Huyen – Wildlife Education Manager, WAR. Please download the first press release here.