Goal-The importance of protecting the nature.
The day arrived for us to go on the trip to Kande Ela Forest Garden with the sponsor children. All sponsor children from Nuwara Eliya and Kandapola got together at Smyrna and at around 8.45am the bus arrived at Smyrna premises. All the children got into the bus with much excitement.
It was bit of a misty day in Nuwara Eliya and quite challenging too. Here are some pictures and more interesting things about our sponsor Children trip.
About Kande Ela forest Garden
Kande Ela forest Garden is located closed to Meepilimana reservoir on Nuwara Eliya-Horton plain road. Kande Ela forest Garden is adjoined to Hakgala Strict forest Reservation and one side bordered by Meelipana Reservoir. Forest Department maintain the Kande Ela forest Garden for educational purpose. There is a nature trail through the forest with many number of examples for Soil conservation methods, Type of plants, Environment pollution,Traditional culture. 4-5km long trail through forest takes about one hour to complete by walk.
|The entrance of Kande Ela Forest Garden|
At Smyrna on 27th August,2012
Early morning the kitchen was very busy preparing lunch for all the sponsor children and for all the people who were joining us in the trip. Mrs.Manike our cheerful cooking lady who worked hard to support us by preparing lunch and Mrs.Chandralatha,Mrs.Rajeshwary who supported for the work in the kitchen.
|Mrs.Manike preparing lunch packets|
|Mrs.Chandralatha a bit tried but happy|
|Welimada Mission School teacher who helped us|
|Children who were ready for the trip|
|Our Kandapola children|
|Our Manager Mrs.Kumari Moses & Mrs.Shanthy one of the cheerful lady who work for sponsor children lead all the children in pray before the trip|
|All the children joined us in prayer|
|We are ready (Gayathri,Pathmalojini)|
|Anushka & Daisy on the bus|
|Jerome & Paul inside the bus|
|Mrs.Geethika(Forest Department,Nuwara Eliya) who helped us to make this trip a free trip|
|Arrived at Kande Ela Forest Garden|
|All are discussing of what will be next..|
|Boys are ready!!|
|A Misty day around the Kande Ela lake|
Arrived at 9.40am at Kande Ela Forest Garden & first all the children had their breakfast
|Ps.Job who are taking care of the Kandapola children, person who is always ready to lend his helping hand|
|Mr.Sasikumar one of the staff members, He helped us to find a bus to travel and helped us in the trip in many ways.|
|Enjoying the food..|
|About bacteria & fungus|
|Children learning about nature|
|Leaf blade shapes|
|Pinnately Compound leaves|
|a structures of nests|
|A skull of a female mule deer|
|A skeleton of a mule deer|
|An indigenous species that can be seen only in Nuwara Eliya area|
A lecture was given to all the children in brief about Forests and many more important aspects about nature
|The lecture from the forest department giving a brief explanation|
|All the children were listening and some are writing down the important facts too..|
|Our staff who is enjoying the lecture|
|Enjoying the game done by the lecturer|
|Niranjala who is in Zinnia group receiving the first place from Mrs.Geethika by winning the game|
We would like to specially thank our Sis.Margit & Mrs.Kumari Moses who always encourage us to do what is needed to be done and We thank God for being our strength . We would take this opportunity to thank everyone who joined their hand to make this a success..