Seylan Tikiri boosts nature conservation among children

5 June, 2022
Students at the ‘Nature through Art’ workshop in Jaffna 

Seylan Bank’s partnership with the Wildlife and Nature Protection Society (WNPS) for the ‘Wild Kids’ initiative, enabled a group of nature-loving children to engage in nature conservation activities in Colombo and Jaffna recently.

In Colombo, over 50 children joined the ‘Wetland Park Walk’ at Sri Jayewardenepura Kotte, where they toured the wetlands observing the trees, and animals and their behaviour in the wetland habitat. The children learnt about the ecosystem of the wetland from specialised guides.

They also participated in games, and were rewarded by Seylan Tikiri to appreciate and encourage the children to actively get involved in protecting nature.

Following this, the ‘Nature through Art’ – Art Workshop and Competition was conducted in Jaffna in partnership with Seylan Tikiri and Fox Resort. Three winners were selected and rewarded with Tikiri accounts and cash rewards. They were also given a tour of Fox Resort including the art gallery and museum at the hotel.

Seylan Bank’s Area Manager for Jaffna, Nirmalan Nandakumar spoke to the children, emphasising the importance of taking steps to saving the environment while saving for their future.

Seylan Tikiri encourages the habit of saving among children, teaching them to prepare for the future. As a socially responsible entity, the Bank with a Heart extends this encouragement to nature conservation, where the children also learn to save the planet earth.

The two initiatives were part of a series of projects that the Bank conducts in partnership with WNPS.

WNPS is the third oldest nature protection society in the world. The ‘Wild Kids’ project aims at forming an interest in the environment among children and highlighting the importance of conservation through education and fun filled activities.

“We believe that children are the best agents of change and it is with this thought that we started the ‘Wild Kids’ project. We carry out nature conservation related educational engagement and fun activities including workshops, nature walks, photography and art competitions, field trips and eco-friendly projects for kids. Seylan Bank as the official banking partner has been an immense strength to us and we enjoy having the participation of Tikiri Kids in all our projects,” said President, Wildlife and Nature Protection Society, Spencer Manuelpillai.

– Sunday Observer Sri Lanka

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