Purpose: World Elephant Day is an international annual event on August 12, dedicated to the preservation and protection of the world’s elephants. Funds raised go towards Elephant conservation and education.
Date & Time: Saturday, 12:00 – 4:00pm August 12th 2017
Location: Baan Rajawadee – Home for Mentally Handicapped Children
78/6 Moo 1 Soi Tiwanon-Pakkred 1, Tiwanon Road, Bangtarad, Pakkred, Nonthaburi 11120
Activity: We will have 3 stations making different kinds of Elephant Art. Before each activity, once all the group has gathered and are waiting, we will explain that its the Queen’s birthday and elephants are Thailand’s national animal and a very important part of Thai culture and history. An explanation in Thai about why elephants are endangered (ivory, land encroachment, hunting) and why they are being protected in the wild and captivity. A little on Elephant pregnancy and the family unit and how the calf’s stay with their mothers for up to 3 years etc.
Thai Harvest/SOS will be joining the Khiri Reach team to provide 500kg of fresh fruit and vegetables for all of Baan Rajawadee and the other 3 orphanages and homes directly related. This will be the start of an on-going weekly service to provide rescued food to the children to improve their diet and their health and help cover the high daily food costs for the 4 homes. The first big food delivery will arrive on August 11th so the kitchen on site has time to prepare and cook food for the celebrations on the 12th. On the 12th THSOS will provide snacks and treats to the art group after the activity.
Station 1: Elephant Parade baby elephant painting – children with medium disability and medium functionality will be given a model elephant to paint in the most artistic way they can.
Station 2: Paper plate Elephant masks – children with low disability and high functionality will be given paper plates and templates to cut out and and paint elephant masks. Once cut and painted the pieces will be assembled to make complete masks.
Station 3: Hand Painting Elephant Heads – children with high disability and low functionality will be given paper with an elephant face printed on it. They will create the elephant’s ‘missing’ ears by painting their hands and printing/pressing them onto the side of the elephants face.
12:00pm – 12:30pm Meet at Baan Rajawadee and set up the activity areas.
12:30pm – 1:00pm Division of volunteers and briefings for each station.
1:00pm – 1:15pm Arrival of the children in groups, settling them into their stations and setting them up. Explaining and showing them the activity and then telling them about why we are celebrating World Elephant Day & Thai Mother’s Day.
1:15pm – 2:30pm Art activities at the 3 stations.
2:30pm – 3:00pm Clean up of the stations and the boys.
3:00pm – 3:30pm Snack time and Thank Yous
3:30pm – 4:00pm Pack up and depart