Born Free Foundation - Keep Wildlife in the Wild

Rathambalagama School update

21 November 2011

Categories: Homepage News, Elephants Campaign News, Sri Lanka News

Earlier this month the Born Free Sri Lanka team conducted a trip to Rathambalagama village, near Udawalawe National Park, to visit the local school which Born Free has been supporting for several years. This was an opportunity to check that the constructions we have funded there - the water tower, plumbing system and new toilet blocks - are all still in working order. It was also a chance for the team to discuss recent developments, like our contribution to improving the IT facilities, and future plans, including support for extra IT classes for senior students. The main project currently ongoing at the site is the development of a science laboratory in the current staff room - renovation of an old building to become the new staff room is well underway and the work on the laboratory should begin early in the new year. 

Born Free has also been assisting the school Environmental Society and took part in a fun and fascinating bird watching workshop - a very enjoyable day for the enthusiastic participants and a chance for them to learn about and appreciate their beautiful natural surroundings. The students made their own sketches of the birds they observed and the day’s checklist exceeded 35 birds at the end of the session.  The team also met with the Director of the Divisional Education Office, to discuss the art competition held in August. Apparently head teachers of the schools which could not take part expressed their sadness, so we will be trying to include them in the event next year.

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

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