Follow up

Charity Project “Books for Pupils”

2011 “VetVital friends” supported the Primary School in Simonsberg, South Africa with the project “Books for Pupils” and sponsored a new school library. For the children of the school the new books increased the opportunity to an adequate education. To date, the school worked some with more than forty years old books, most of the texts in Afrikaans and not in English, as it requires the current education reform. The new books attract children outside of school hours, to come to the library and read. Children, teachers and school management are very grateful for the help of Dr. Schmidt and “VetVital” and use their acquired chance together with noticeable enthusiasm and ambition.

Schüler der Primary School Simonsberg


VetVital not only supports this school. Dr. Schmidt also strove for a now 22-year-old African man. The history of growing up poor boy named Lunga, whose father imprisoned and whose mother had died of complications from HIV early, Dr. Schmidt touched so much that he also supported him financially. So Lunga could  visit a school , finally he reached his Bachelor of Business Administration.

Lunga und Dr. Schmidt


Donations for the earthquake victims in Nepal (October 2015)

Hein Stahl is project leader of the NepalGermany Hospital INTERPLAST e. V. – section Nepal Project . In his progress report on the earthquake relief, he gives an insight into the work done so far and especially the vital reconstruction work in Nepal.

Please read his letter under:


Mobile donkey clinic in Zimbabwe / SPANA (November 2015)

“Changing a dressing on a wound takes no time at all. Changing attitudes and beliefs can take generations.” Since 2013 SPANA is active in Zimbabwe and has made, among other things thanks to the huge efforts of Dr. Erick Mutizhe and Dr. Andy Garura big impact in Zimbabwe.
The overall health and wellbeing of the working donkeys has already improved and in the villages they visit, the owners are more educated about how certain practices can be detrimental to their animals’ health. The scale of the challenge is great but Dr. Erick Mutizhe and Dr. Andy Garura are very optimistic about the future: “There is a great deal of work to do, but we are making significant progress in helping to improve animal welfare and this can only be good for working donkeys and the livelihoods of their owners and their families.”

This year SPANA took a major step towards a better future for working animals, children and pet owners in Zimbabwe. Already early in 2015 SPANA Zimbabwe established an education program for children. Dr. Erick Mutizhe and Dr. Andy Garura go into local schools during the mobile clinic visits to teach the children about animal behavior and welfare.


SPANA 2015

Read more: Mobile donkey clinic SPANA 2015


Donation campaign in the children and youth clinic in Datteln (current status 2015)

Still, the work of the medical child protection clinic is almost entirely funded by donations: Child protection is not a standard benefit of health insurance.

The German Institute for childpain therapy and youth clinic received donations in kind of a bio-feedback device, a computer and an infrared camera.
All devices are important components in the treatment and they are in constant use.
Furthermore an examination table for medical child protection was donated for the children and youth clinic in Datteln.

We are delighted that VetVital & friends could make a contribution.

Read more: Follow Up Datteln