The contest's goal is to raise awareness in the community, especially among our children, about the importance of caring for their pets.
This year, the Ministry of Education organized this contest for schoolchildren, with 1,222 children participating, showing great love for their pets. Thirty winners were selected, five finalists from each elementary school class, and the winners received a certificate and a small gift.
The theme of the drawing contest is the "Dog Law." This law prevents pets from becoming a nuisance to the community and obligates pet owners to care for their pets responsibly. Pets must be well cared for and not left to roam the streets. The painting contest helps to raise awareness of this issue, starting with our elementary school children.
The government expressed gratitude to all the winners for their time and dedication in participating in this contest and to their parents and teachers who support their students' love of animals and their artistic efforts.
The objective is to include this important topic in the school curriculum and to make it a structural part of where children learn about the responsibilities of having a pet. The government is also developing a national plan to have fewer stray pets on the streets. The government is pleased to see how Aruba is progressing and how much love there is in Aruba for our pets.