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NICE-18-11121C JAPÓN Colombo AGRI 12/11/2018 21/11/2018

Work

We will 1. (first week) make demonstrative vegetable gardens or plots with self help group members such as making composts, planting seeds and plants, renovation or removing old buildings, repairing or reestablish live fences 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.

Accomodation and food

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.

Location and leisure

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.

Project hosted by

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

Meeting point

Colombo - You need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of Nov. 11 and can leave there after 20:00 on Nov. 25. 7 hours by bus to the site.

Additional comments

Other activities:Organizing cultural exchange events, Meditation, Excursion, Environmental Education, Farewell party, etc. ▲255 USD to be paid on your arrivals. 7/10 days participants should pay 180/215 USD. 20 USD discount for Repeaters of GV4GF workcamps or is from less expensive countries. ▲7/10 days participation is possible only in 11/12-11/18 and 11/12-11/21. Please write this period on the application form if you want to join only for 7/10 days.

Requirements

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

Organization NICE Age 18 - 99 Age
Nearest terminal   Languages spoken English