Visiting the Camp site at Wasgamua was a dream come true for me. The pristine land surrounded by a lake, hill and forests, the simple Field House, wholesome food and eco friendly ways, all made for an unforgettable experience.
The activities gave us a taste of the hard work that researchers do. Camera traps, sand traps (discovering a sloth bear cub’s footprints was the highlight for me), fence mapping we did them all. The tree hut was exciting!
Riding the EleFriendly bus was a wonderful experience, a glimpse into the daily life of people who depend upon the bus to keep their children safe. The school children, villagers and their happy energy was infectious! It was a project that I truly believed in and contributed for. My painting ‘My Family’ raised over $2000 for this project (cards and prints of the painting were sold).
We still have the original, for a buyer who pays $2500 and the proceeds are all for SLWCS.
Lastly I loved painting the wall mural at SLWCS and leaving my mark there! I spent many happy hours in peaceful tranquility near the lotus pond taking occasional breaks to observe 3 different pairs of birds catching insects around the pond.
I wish you all the very best and hope to visit again.’
Board member of ACRES
(Animal Concerns, Research and Education Society, Singapore)