It has been a privilege to be a part of empowering the lives of animals and humans by teaching the "gentle handling" of all living creatures. You will find here exciting documentation as to the positive results of this approach in respect to the invaluable and hard working animals of Ethiopia and Ghana. On this site, you can trace the success story of how a passion to affect positive change in Ethiopia in 1998 spread across Africa to inspire the ongoing programs now prospering in a village in the farthest northern region of Ghana.

Stay tuned to the African adventures by reading Jans blog: Living the Dream, filled with unusual stories and photographs of the animals and people of Yua.


Our Mission is to promote kindness as a vital component to effecting positive change.

We impact the long-term prosperity of communities by establishing self-sustainable programs that integrate education with compassion.