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NICE-18- 04181 SRI LANKA POLONNARUWA SOCI, KIDS 18/04/2018 01/05/2018

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Summary Working at the children’s orphanage in the village of Sri Lanka! Back to 1,100 years ago to explore the ancient civilization.


This workcamp has been organized with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2017 with this community). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. The area records high amount of young marriages and separation. If village headman noticed family problems or separations, any other threat to children, parents separated or die, he report
it to district secretary and will ask from district courts to issue a order to transfer children to a orphanage to minimized the threat. Partner organization has been working since 2002. They are very shy and backward because of their lifestyle and lack of communication skills. Visiting volunteers encourage them to learn English and giving an opportunity to use their language skills with volunteers.


In the first week, volunteers will work at the orphanage to do activities with them such as paintings, songs, dance, playing with them, if requested do some manual work with children. In the second week, volunteers will move around the village to have cultural exchange, to work with families and to assist to
self help group member’s.


Village house with a host family close to nice paddy fields. There is electricity. Meals will be cooked by the host while dishes should be washed by volunteers by turns. Sleeping bag is not necessary. Let's enjoy he life without internet!

Study theme Situation of the children

Other activities

Organizing cultural exchange events, Excursion, Environmental Education, Expeditions, Farewell party, etc.


Second ancient kingdom of a world heritage site with a lots of over 1,100 years old monuments. Thousand of pilgrimages visit daily for religious ceremonies. Low population density (122 per km2). Project site is located 256km from Colombo.

Terminal Colombo - Volunteers need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of Apr. 17th and can leave there after 22:00 of May 1st. 9 hours by bus to the site.

Requirement High motivation and responsibility to work with the orphans and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization! Motivation letter is needed!

Participation fee
255 USD to be paid on your arrivals. One week participants should pay 180 USD. 235 USD for Repeaters
of GV4GF workcamps or is from less expensive countries.

Language English (Sri Lankan is also welcomed!)

Other One week participation is possible only in 04/18-04/24. Please write this period on the application form if you want to join only for one week.