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NICE-18- 03151 SRI LANKA GAMI SEWA SEWANA Environment 15/03/2018 21/03/2018

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Summary Create a plant nursery to revive the abandon training center for promoting organic farming. Enjoy real essence of Sri Lankan rural life!


This workcamp has been organized together with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2013 in this place). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. GSS (Shelter for villagers) was made as an integrated organic farm in 1977 with the donation from some international agencies that suddenly stopped in 2012, so most of the activities were
collapsed. Then, another group has taken the responsibility and runs an animal husbandry (cattle and goats), biogas unit, vegetable plantation plots including leafy vegetables, tea plantation, banana plantation and cinnamon plantation, all by the organic way, as well as a training center to train local
youths as organic farmers


We will 1. (first 2 days) make demonstrative vegetable gardens or plots with self help group members such as mixing the soil to make pots, planting seeds, making composts and harvesting, 2. assist the other farming activities at their home gardens, 3. make/ replant live fences, 4. support village children society’s
work and 5. assist village children’s English class.


Training center at the farm with electricity, water, beds, pillows and toilets, but no hot water or internet. Some mobile connections are working. Meals will be cooked by the host, but you need to help it by turns. Sleeping bag is not necessary.

Study theme We can learn about history of agriculture and hydro civilization existed more than 2,000 years ago. And culture and ancient kingdom as well as history.

Other activities

Organizing cultural exchange events, Meditation, Excursion, Environmental Education, Farewell party,


It is a mountainous area and elevation is 1,100 m a.s.l. with cool, windy and low humid climate, located at 130km from Colombo. The area was used for tea plantation by British people till late 19th century, then abandoned. Tamil people are the majority.

Terminal Colombo - You need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of Mar. 14th and can leave there after 17:00 on Mar. 21st. 7 hours by bus to the site.

Requirement High motivation to work and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!

Participation fee
180 USD to be paid on your arrivals. 160 USD for Repeaters of GV4GF workcamps or is from less expensive

Language English (Sri Lankan is also welcomed!)