We had a good time at Számítástechnikai Általános Iskola (Primary School of Computing) at Gyöngyösi Promenade. in Budapest. We told 70 children what and how they can help if they meet visually impaired people in the street and what important rules to be kept in case of contact with a working dog and its owner. The children, who were in the age between 6 and 11, were paying attention with bright eyes.
It was a great newness for the children, that if a guide dog is wearing a harness then it is working. Certainly, this is the situation when it is forbidden to pat, feed or call the dog.
Walking with bound eyes was part of the program, but the children enriched with other knowledge also. Now they know that there are other helping dogs too, like Molly, who helps autistic people.
The children were really happy to meet Molly, who was trained by the Azúr Helping Dog Association.
We had been invited to the program by the Aurora Borealis Education Foundation. We thank the team of the Baráthegyi School of Guide Dogs, Mária Nyíriné Kovács and Darinka Farkas, and not to forget our enthusiastic dogs, Bagira and Ion.