Georgia Center for
Our Mission Statement:
Georgia Center for Humane Education (GCHE) serves as a central resource for Humane Education* and Outreach. GCHE’s staff works in partnership with local and national animal protection organizations, as well as organizations devoted to Character Education. GCHE ensures program accessibility to schools and groups that seek Humane Education forums or ongoing programs.
GCHE is a 501(C)3 public charity, IRS # 26-3117138
What is Humane Education?
Humane education is about learning to respect life in our homes, communities and the environment. It encourages kindness and empathy for both human and nonhuman animals, and promotes understanding of our many diverse habitats. Most importantly, humane education strives to establish a sense of responsibility, making the world a better, more humane place.
The Need for Humane Education
Thousands of unwanted pets are euthanized every month in Georgia. Animal cruelty is increasing, often perpetuated by young people. Violence and bullying in our schools has become a serious problem.
Humane Education programs address all of these issues, and stimulates critical thinking about solutions..
GCHE staff members have volunteered for many years in Humane Education, Character Education, and animal protection. The cumulative experience acquired by staff members has led them to see the need for a centralized resource for Humane Education. See Related Articles for more information.
"Teaching a child not to step on a caterpillar is as valuable to the child as it is to the caterpillar."