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NICE-18- 06231 SRI LANKA Polonnaruwa AGRI 23/06/2018 06/07/2018

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Summary Create a plant nursery for organic farming in the new place for the workcamp. Enjoy real essence of Sri Lankan rural life!


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 1st week, we will work in a plant nursery such as making pots/ composts, planting seeds and seedlings and watering, with youth. In the 2nd week, we will do various community work such as cultural exchange programs with villagers including youths, activities with children and work and assist to self
help group member’s activities.


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 the life without internet!

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, Excursion, Environmental Education, Expeditions, Farewell party,


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 - You need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of Jun. 22nd and can leave there after 22:00 on Jul. 6th. 9 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
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 06/23-06/29. Please write this period on the application form if you want to join only for one week.