Care & Community in Sri Lanka
High School Projects for 15-18 Year Olds
- Placement locations: Negombo, Moratuwa, Panadura, Wadduwa, Kalutara, Mathugama and Kolonnawa
- Types of placements: Care Centres, kindergartens and homes for children with special needs
- Accommodation: Host Families
- Age Requirements: 15-18 years old
Based in several small towns along the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, you will be working with your fellow volunteers in day care centres and kindergartens. There is a huge variety in the work available, however all the work has one basic requirement in common: a love of working with children.
Your role will vary from helping children learn the alphabet, organising arts and crafts activities, playing sports or reading with a child individually.
During your two weeks you will also get involved with some practical work such as painting and decorating a classroom, creating a lasting impact at the placement. This work is greatly appreciated by both the children and local staff.
You will live with a local host family, which allows you to be fully immersed in the Sri Lankan way of life.
During the weekend we will take you to visit a palm fringed beach that Sri Lanka is famous for or visit one of the spectacular ancient cities. Organised trips may include a visit to Galle, the Dutch Fort and Unuwatuna beach, as well as some of some markets and a traditional Kandyan dancing show. The trip to Kandy may take place during the week, with work continuing over the final weekend.