Friday, 7 September 2012

Vet Books for Africa!

The Supernova team recently heard of an interesting initiative called Vet Books for Africa. We asked a student who is part of this initiative to tell us more about what they do. Here’s what he had to say:

Vet Books for Africa, is a project that was started in 1993 with the sole purpose of promoting Veterinary Science in Africa. Every two years, a group of eight Veterinary students embark on a six week long journey to take books (donated to us by Books for Africa Organisation and The Silent Heroes Foundation) and other much needed supplies to Veterinary Universities in Africa.
Book handover at the University of Zambia

Veterinary Science is a lot more than treating sick dogs and cats – Veterinarians ensure that the animals we use for meat and milk are healthy, they make sure that diseases from animals don’t cause harm to humans; and Vets also play a large role in conservation of wildlife. You can see that Veterinarians are people that a developing continent like Africa, need more of. With our mission, we aim to give a helping hand to the African Veterinary students of tomorrow. By doing this we believe that we will contribute to Africa becoming a much better agricultural continent and have a much better means of looking after their wildlife. We would love to see Africa come to its
full potential and have its natural beauty conserved
for hundreds of years to come.

What can you do to get involved?
You can go like our page on Facebook ( and follow what we’re getting up to now and during the outreach trip (we leave on the 29th of October 2012). Furthermore, we are still desperately in need of funding for our trip. So if you know of anyone that would like to make a donation, please contact us at

-Michael Ferreira
The Supernova team wishes the organisation the best of luck with all their future endevours!
IZUZU South Africa generously provided vehicles for the exciting journey

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