Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Sri Lanka Rathambalagama School

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Located in Uva province, bordering Udawalawe National Park, Rathambalagama School is partnered with Born Free Sri Lanka.

A relatively small country with high human population densities and a very significant elephant population (estimated at around 4,000 or more), Sri Lanka has a good network of national parks and protected areas. However, many of the elephants spend a significant amount of time outside these zones, and conflict with rural communities is common.  The Elephant Transit Home, situated in Udawalawe National Park in Southern Sri Lanka is also a major focal point of Born Free’s elephant conservation and welfare activity in Sri Lanka.

Students: 226

Age range: 6-16 years

Male: female ratio: 1:1

Local wildlife/environmental challenges:

  1. Drought;
  2. Human-elephant conflict;
  3. Agro-chemical pollution

Key achievements in 2014/15:

  1. Extra classes have helped students pass their GCE O/Level English. One student received an A in that exam.

Key achievements in 2015/16:

  1. Supporting the completion of the school’s science laboratory has enabled the school to enhance their teaching of the sciences;
  2. Support for a Library Assistant has helped the students to do additional research and reading on various subjects including wildlife and the environment


Read more about the school and the work of Born Free Sri Lanka

Born Free Foundation
Broadlands Business Campus, Langhurstwood Road
, Horsham, RH12 4QP, UK - Charity Reg. No. 1070906

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