Hug A Trunk For Elephants

Sadly the world population of elephants has declined alarmingly over the last century.

To help raise awareness on World Elephant Day 2022 (12th August!), we are challenging everyone to "Hug A Trunk For Elephants."

Of course we are not literally suggesting to hug an elephant's trunk, but instead to symbolically hug a tree trunk!


Image: Carmen Marton OLY, World Taekwondo Champion & Three-Time Olympian, H-ELP Goodwill Ambassador

You are encouraged to upload photos on social media - provided you have permission of the subjects - of you or your colleagues, your children and/or their parents on Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest with the hashtag #hugatrunkforelephants

Do add details of your child or early childhood education and care setting if you would like credit.

H-ELP will select one photo's subject(s) - individual(s) or early childhood education and care setting, in any country - to win a 20 minute Zoom session with a live elephant on screen, where the awardee can virtually meet an Asian elephant in Thailand and have their own Q&A.

We'll also re-post the winning photo on our social media and
send you a World Elephant Day 2022 Star certificate.