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Care For Pets, Care For Others

A pet centre to wind down when it is all a bit too much.

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N.B. Credit for the idea goes to a team from the Shanghai Chapter OpenIDEO event - Edupractical (see video). 

The problem:

Besides just academic knowledge, what else is it that students need to learn? The truth is, to succeed in life, people need a lot more than just knowledge and skills. But currently, the university system focuses only on the cognitive parts of the mind and vastly ignores the other powerful parts of the human condition. It pushes students so hard that it doesn't neccessarily give them the opportunity to wind down, relax and think about things outside of acacdemic work or societies. 

The solution:

A pet-care centre on university campus where students gain various benefits. 

Stress relief from heavy academic loads. 

Learn how to care and nurture for things other than just ourselves and general social responsibility.

Opportunity to network with other students from different majors. 

This idea emerged from:

  • An OpenIDEO outpost or chapter


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We are students from a Mexican university and we LOVE your idea, we would like to promote your project in our university. We want to take our pets to class!!

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