The second HECx awareness programme
was conducted at Silent Valley
Modern Residential School, Mukkali,
Attappady in Kerala on 31 October
2012. From this school, four
teachers participated in the
Pookode, Wayanad HECx workshop.
About 100 girl students participated
in this programme and another 120
students participated as observers.
All the students come from human
elephant conflict areas and they are
exposed to HEC problems. The
students were briefed about the
reasons for human elephant conflict
and told them how to coexist with
them. Elephant characteristics
activity from the HECx teaching
guide was done in order to
understand elephant’s body weight,
running and walking speed, sense
organs and communication skills etc.
that they didn’t know. Do’s and
don’ts in elephant habitat also told
to them in detail so as to save
their life whenever they confront
with elephants. Then ele-kit packet
items were demonstrated and used.