Projects

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    Education Programs – Elizabeth Moir School / Sara Playtown Horana

    Otara Foundation conducted an education program focused on the animals in the Dehiwela who have very little freedom and the importance of being kind and compassionate towards all living beings.  The students were asked about how they felt about animals being held in captivity. The session concluded with an activity period

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    Sampur Coal Power Plant – SAYING NO TO COAL

    Otara Foundation, Environmental Foundation Limited (EFL) and many other concerned citizens campaigned against a coal-fired power station  under construction in Sampur, Trincomalee. The district is a not only home to some of the most disadvantaged people of this island, but also a pristine environment that protects an unpolluted ecosystem. In

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    Animal Defenders Event

    Otara Foundation organized its very first event to educate children on the importance of treating animals (both wild and domestic) with compassion and kindness.  Titled Animal Defenders, the event was held in September and October of 2016, and attended by close to 400 children from areas as far as Polonnaruwa

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    Tree Planting – Commenced On Otara’s Birthday

    Otara Foundation partnered with the Colombo Municipal Council to launch a tree planting project that would increase the tree cover in Colombo city by over 184 trees. This was initiated to both beautify the city and give Colombo a much needed boost of cleaner air and shade. The project started

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    Dehiwala Zoo Appeal

    The Otara Foundation launched an appeal to the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka highlighting numerous cases of animal cruelty, negligence and inadequate care that contribute to the immense suffering at the Dehiwela Zoo.  Titled ‘Free the Innocent’ the appeal called for a rescue and rehabilitation plan with a

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    World Environment Day 2015

    To commemorate and celebrate World Environment Day, Otara Foundation invited applications for  grants from animal welfare organizations, environmental agencies and individuals committed to uplifting the wellbeing of animals and preserving our valuable environment. The two organizations that were awarded the grant were the  Species Conservation Center of Sri Lanka to

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    Flood Relief – Malwana & Kelaniya

    Bringing hope to many dogs amidst rising flood waters, the Embark Team together with the team from Best Care Animal Hospital undertook rescue operations in areas including Malwana, Kaduwela and Wellampitiya. Over 80 abandoned dogs were rescued and treated. Many were returned to their homes when the water subsided and

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    Habitat for Humanity Build

    Otara, as ambassador for Habitat for Humanity participated in the Corporate Build 2015, at which she was Chief Guest.  She volunteered alongside the homeowners to support the construction of a room in each of the 13 houses built. Embark also carried out an awareness and sterilization programme for the community in

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    World Animal Day 2014 – The Whale Song

    Colorful whale puppets, whale-inspired arts and crafts, exciting games, magic balloons, face painting and more activities were held in an effort to create awareness on responsible Whale Watching, for both children and adults alike.

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    World Environment Day 2014 – Save our Beaches

    Under the theme, “Save our Beaches; Do your bit to combat pollution” a Campaign that called for action was launched by organizing a clean-up of the Galle Face Beach strip and an ECOART Festival for school kids.