Mahatma Gandhi said, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be measured by the way its animals are treated.” My country of current residence, Swaziland, has very inadequate animal welfare. Dogs are treated as nuisances, often cruelly, impounding a cycle of misunderstanding and causing dogs to become a great threat in Swaziland. Domestic dogs are the primary vectors of rabies. In the last year, there have been two major rabies outbreaks, occurring after the government claimed to have provided free nation-wide vaccines, indicating a lack of awareness about the need to have dogs vaccinated. Poor hygiene in domestic dogs leads to many problems in households with children contracting worms, ticks, and fleas, leading to secondary problems such as tick-bite fever. The Swazi population is at great risk for exposure to rabies with 73% of the population residing in rural areas with uncontained dogs which easily and quickly spread the disease. Children are also at high risk since they are more likely to play with animals and less likely to report a dog bite. Additionally, these 73% of people live far away from any medical center and with 64% of the population surviving on under USD $1.25 per day, the high cost of rabies vaccines for themselves is not viable. In the next 10 years, this can be greatly improved by bringing vets and doctors to those in need and hosting free clinics providing rabies vaccines to dogs and sterilization to prevent more unwanted animals which place strain on the community and that through negligence, can become a threat to the community. Waterford AWARE (Animal Welfare and Rabies Education) is a student-led community service group at Waterford United World College of Southern Africa. We have already hosted dog washes and run competitions at school to raise money and collect dog food, and with a vision and adequate funds, we are very capable and eager to extend our efforts and eradicate rabies.