Maga Engineering joined hands with the Sri Lanka Nature Group (SLNG) and the Central Environmental Authority (CEA) to implement a unique environmental education programme for several environment-focused stakeholders. Identifying the value of biodiversity of the Eastern province, this community project has raised awareness on conservation of protected areas among future generations and public agencies, while making them ambassadors for the protection of ecosystems in the long-term.
Maga Engineering was the principal initiator of the environment project by providing the necessary funding and setting up the programme in collaboration with SLNG, initially in Batticaloa & Trincomalee districts. Workshop materials were developed by SLNG and was reviewed and approved by the CEA. They contained comprehensive booklets on biodiversity and natural resources in the local languages as well as in English. SLNG play a front line role in the entire project by delivering the information to over 400 students, 100 teachers & 100 government officers in both districts.
SLNG is an organization which works with several organizations under a common objective of conservation of nature and its resources. Environmental legal rights and responsibilities and associated consequences, use of the media, awareness raising campaigns, incorporation of environmental issues in mainstream education, increasing awareness and education in target groups and encouragement of public participation in environmental matters are the major considerations of SLNG.