Colombo, Sri Lanka: 29th June, 2017
Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes hosted two community service initiatives, in-keeping with their commitment to continuously improve local economic, social, health, academic interests and conservation efforts.
Jungle Beach by Uga Escapes, recently hosted two noteworthy socially responsible initiatives in Kuchchaveli and Pigeon Island marine nation park; both areas in dire need of assistance. The luxury beach resort located in Trincomalee, is an active contributor towards community development schemes aimed at uplifting the community, and vehemently believes that modern day businesses should evolve around sustainability. In line with this belief, they provide consistent contributions to society when and where required. The resort’s latest projects are no different, with a focus on assisting a marginalised school and the protection of the famed Pigeon Island marine national park.
Their first project focused on the An-Nooriya Junior School in Kuchchaveli, was based on a request made by the school principal, Mr. G.M. Rahuman Yusuf. The impoverished school was in earnest need of educational equipment, and therefore, with the aim of improving the quality of its educational facilities, Jungle Beach provided equipment and furniture which included 02 steel cupboards, 50 chairs, 08 white boards, 01 Epson printer and 75 marker pens. This was followed by a simple function on April 06th 2017.
The school contains 348 pupils in total, and its severely dilapidated condition means that some of the students are found seated on the ground in outdoor classrooms without shade. The teachers are forced to write on pieces of wood due to a lack of proper blackboards. However, despite these significant setbacks, the sincere willingness to teach and learn on the part of both the teachers and students is heartening to witness.
The second project was in collaboration with the Wildlife Conservation Department, where both parties took steps towards conserving the Pigeon Island marine national park. Aside from being home to some of Sri Lanka’s best coral reefs, Pigeon Island serves as the breeding ground for the Rock Pigeon as well. Jungle Beach installed 04 colour-coded garbage bins on the island, in order to assist with proper garbage sorting procedures.
Furthermore, due to an absence of signs/ boards promoting awareness about protecting the island, the beach had considerably deteriorated, prompting efforts to put out 2 large sign boards with information on the implications of pollution in the region and its surroundings. Approximately 40 staff members from Jungle Beach actively participated in the process of cleaning the area, and the project was successfully wound up on May 13th, 2017.
About Uga Escapes
Uga Escapes is a fully owned subsidiary of the Finco Group. Incorporated in 1963, the group comprises of several companies recording success in diverse fields. The company owns boutique properties offering unique experiences across the island that include Ulagalla in Anuradhapura, Jungle Beach in Trincomalee, Uga Bay in Pasikudah, the latest addition Chena Huts in Yala, and Residence by Uga Escapes in the heart of Colombo, where Rare is the main restaurant.
Jungle Beach resort is continuously recognised within the top 10 resorts based on Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s choice ratings. A luxury beach resort, it artfully incorporates existing trees and natural plant life into the hotel’s design, giving it the appeal of a luxurious tree house. The resort offers three choices of rooms, facing the beach, the lagoon or fully immersed in the jungle. Take in the rich cultural heritage this area offers, from what can only be described as a tropical jungle oasis.