World Environment Day 2018- Workshops among school children

In relation to the UN Environment Day on the 5th of June 2018, EFL carried out awareness programmes among school children in Colombo. Theses schools include Visakha Vidyalaya, St. Thomas College and Maththegoda Maha Vidyalaya. While last year’s lectures were for grades 9,10, &11,  this year, EFL focused on children from grades 6,7 &8 in all schools in order to reach out to different audiences with each workshop. EFL concentrated on the theme related to the Environment Day which is ‘

Snake Bite Awareness Campaign

Project name Green Recovery Programme Snake Bite Awareness Campaign Project status Concluded Location North Central, North Western and Eastern Provinces Snake bites are not considered to be a ‘disaster’ in the strictest sense, but the bites of venomous snakes is a silent disaster in Sri Lanka, with at least 120 deaths being annually reported in the country. What is of more concern is the rapid increase of snake bites; hospital admission data show that the recorded 6,843 bites in 1988 had increased to 39,693 in 2006, making

Environmental Programme on UN Environment Day 2017 at S. Thomas’ College

In June 2017, celebration of the World Environment Day, EFL was invited to conduct an environmental programme for students of S. Thomas’ College, Mount Lavinia. Keeping in line with the theme of ‘connecting people to nature’, EFL focused on educating how each of our daily lives impact on the environment. Our team commenced with an introduction to biodiversity, what it means and how our actions as individuals can contribute to destroying nature and the consequences of such habits. Then the team

Endangered Cats Endangered Lands: Workshops on Urban Wetland Conservation For Schoolchildren

EFL launched a series of workshops on urban wetlands for schoolchildren in the Colombo District on the 9th of February. The event was held in partnership with the Sri Lanka Land Reclamation and Development Corporation (SLLRDC) at the Biodiversity Study Park in Thalawathugoda. Over a hundred students from ages 14-17 representing 8 national and provincial schools in the proximity of urban wetlands were present at the launch. The workshops enabled students to get a firsthand experience of urban wetlands in the