Handloom weaver [2006]
October 17, 2006
Donation of Cricket Nets to Methodist High School, Moratuwa [2014]
October 17, 2014

Alleviating The Impact Of The Human Elephant Conflict On School-Going Children [2012 onwards]

 Many lives, both human and elephant, are lost because of the Human-Elephant Conflict (HEC) prevailing in most parts of Sri Lanka. The number of victims (on both sides) and the intensity of occurrences have sadly been increasing over the past few years. The Biodiversity and Elephant Conservation Trust (BECT) realized the need for not only conserving Sri Lanka’s elephants and biodiversity but also assisting families who have suffered the consequences of the HEC.

Since 2012, I/D/E/A/S has partnered with the Biodiversity and Elephant Conservation Trust (BECT) in an annual School Book Donation Project to support the education of children whose parent(s) have been killed by wild elephants. Covering the (often unaffordable) costs of books and other supplies, enables the children of victims of the human-elephant conflict to continue attending school. I/D/E/A/S is pleased to have collaborated with BECT in this worthy endeavour, assisting orphaned children to get through their basic education.


Mutual Victims: Who is accountable in the final count?

Books and Bags in Hand, they are proud to attend School now

Initially, BECT identified 74 families where one parent had been killed by a wild elephant. The total number of beneficiaries from this project is around 370 children

Please also refer to:

Daily Mirror – Sri Lanka Latest Breaking News and Headlines – Print Edition Focus on families in need Mending lives and building hope after HEC

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