Seylan Tikiri partners WNPS for ‘Wild Kids’ initiative

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.

Over 50 children from Colombo joined the ‘Wetland Park Walk’ at Sri Jayawardenapura Kotte, where they toured the wetlands observing the trees, as well as animals and their behaviour in the wetland habitat.

The children learnt about the eco-system of the wetland from specialized guides.

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, in addition to valuable gifts.

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 emphasized the importance of taking steps to saving the environment while saving for their future.

As a financial institution, SeylanTikiri 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.

Seylan Bank Assistant General Manager Marketing and Sales Gamika De Silva stated, “Two main factors on which the future of our world lie on, are our children and nature. While paving the way to protect them both, it is also important that we develop a strong bond between the two. SeylanTikiri always focuses on building a future generation who not only appreciates nature, but also gets actively involved in its conservation.”

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 carryout nature conservation related educational engagement and fun activities including workshops, nature walks, photography and art competitions, field trips and eco-friendly projects for kids,” said Spencer Manuelpillai, President, Wildlife and Nature Protection Society.


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