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Care & Community in Sri Lanka Alternative Schoolies Projects

Project Overview

  • Saturday December 1st 2018 - Friday December 14th 2018

  • Saturday November 30th 2019 - Friday December 13th 2019

  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Cost: $2,945
  • Placement location: Negombo, Moratuwa, Panadura, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Mathugama and Kolonnawa
  • Types of placements: Care Centres and kindergartens
  • Accommodation: Host Families
  • PROJECTS ABROAD BASE: Colombo (pop: 647,100)
  • LOCAL GREETING: Ayubowan (Hello), Istuti (Thank you) 
  • LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Sinhala, Tamil, English
  • LOCAL DISH: Fish ambul thiyal - sour fish curry
Care & Community Sri Lanka Children learn English with an Alternative Schoolies volunteer

Living and working in small coastal towns in Sri Lanka’s south-west, you will split your time between painting and renovating local schools and community centres, assisting with the care and education of disadvantaged children in kindergartens, and running healthcare campaigns and outreach work in the wider community.

The mix of work will allow volunteers to discover the unique culture and customs of Sri Lanka while contributing to important development initiatives in the country.

You will also have the opportunity to visit the local sites and take a weekend trip to explore the sacred city of Kandy, and regular social events and fun activities will be organised for you and the other volunteers to enjoy during time off in the evenings.

Itinerary (2 weeks) What are Alternative Schoolies Projects?

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