‘Eyesha and The Great Elephant’ at Selyn to celebrate World Elephant Day

Selyn Sri Lanka’s only fair-trade guaranteed Handloom Company partners with Nadishka Aloysius to celebrate World Elephant Day in August by educating and entertaining children with a story about ‘Eyesha the Elephant’.

On Saturday, August 24th, 2019 at 4pm, visit Selyn’s flagship store at 102, Fife Road, Colombo 05, and learn about the majestic giants that share this island with us. With less than 6000 wild elephants left in Sri Lanka, Selyn hopes to encourage children to appreciate elephants and other animals in their natural environment.

“We are thrilled to have Nadishka read about ‘Eyesha and the Great Elephant’. At Selyn we want to create a community that cares about the environment we live and we hope this is the start to a series of story Saturday’s at Selyn. Our storytelling events are designed to not only encourage a love for reading but also to allow children to stretch their imaginations and engage in truly interactive performances”, said Selyna Peiris, Director – Business Development at Selyn.

Nadishka Aloysius is an actor, author, teacher and a mother of two boys. With the launch of ‘Eyesha and the Great Elephant’, she hopes to create an interactive experience for children to learn about wildlife.

The book follows Eyesha, a young Asian Elephant who visits the Minneriya tank to partake in the Great Gathering. With captivating illustrations a well-researched glossary and some fun facts ensuring entertainment, educational experience and to showcase the beauty of Minneriya National Park.

The story goes on the lines of Eyesha the baby elephant visits the Minneriya Tank with her family for the first time to participate in the annual Great Gathering. Curious and adventurous, she makes new friends but is soon lost and in trouble. How will little Eyesha find her way back to her Mother?

“We encourage the entire audience, children and adults alike to be part of our stories” explains Nadishka. “And to join in not just by listening to the story but by jumping in and playing actual roles within the tale.”

Entrance is free to the Story Saturday at Selyn on Saturday, August 24th 2019, parents are encouraged to accompany their children to make this a true family experience. To register, contact Selyn on showrooms@selyn.lk.