Today we bring you an update on the preschools that have progressed the furthest on their upgrades, thanks to your support.
We begin with Rainbow Preschool, where teacher Taniya Dilrukshi cares for 10 children. They installed a new sign and purchased a sound system to play music. In celebration of these gifts and the nature around them, the kids put on a little performance dressing up as flowers, bees and butterflies. The total expenditure for creating this joy was just $195.
At Mithuru Preschool, Ms. Chamila Krishanthi is responsible for 20 children. They were thrilled to have new wooden desks and chairs to replace the plastic ones they had been using, new cupboards, a set of swings and a climbing structure for the playground. The total for all of this was $585.
In July, we were also pleased to host Global Giving Fellow Uma Thiagarajan on a site visit. She was able to visit both the national park and participating schools. We are very excited that this now makes us a Site Visit Verified and fully vetted GG partner! Here's what she had to say:
"Trunks and Leaves is an unique organisation working to conserve wildlife and also invest the nearby communities in understanding the need for conservation. The team at T&L is very limited, yet the passion with which they work is very inspiring. Wishing Dr.Shermin and the team good luck in their future projects!"
And there's one more thing - do you or someone you know live in the greater San Diego Area? Then be sure to visit our in-person event: An Evening with Elephants, 5pm on November 2nd at EVE Encinitas (575 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024). This 2-hour event will feature:
- A screening of the 2013 BBC Documentary "Sri Lanka, Elephant Island" featuring Shermin de Silva & Martyn Colbeck.
- Q&A with T&L Founder Shermin de Silva
- A kick-off of our end-of-the-year fundraiser for this Global Giving Project, with a silent auction, fine art, a first look at merchandise to support the cause, and other goodies!
You can stay tuned on Facebook or visit our homepage for ticketing and other information!
Please take a look at the attached photos, and share this project with your friends and family. Every little bit helps!
On behalf of myself and my team, thank you and have a wonderful day!