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NICE-20-1221B SRI LANKA Higurakgoda SOCI, KIDS 21/12/2020 03/01/2021

Code Name Location Country Start End Type Vols. Min age Max age
NICE-20-1221B Higu 10 Higurakgoda Sri Lanka 12/21 01/03 SOCI, KIDS 


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


This project is actively working for SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), organized together 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. This area has a lot of young marriages and separation. If village headman noticed any
other threat to children such as family problems, separations and parents dead, he asks
district courts to transfer them into the children home to an orphanage to minimized the
threat. But during the school vacation, they are emotionally isolated and thinking about their
homes, overthink and eventually get sadder and depressed.
*Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 21 international vols. joined in 3 short term
workcamps and made great impact to make positive changes on their lives and positive
development of the way they thinking!

Work:In the 1st week, we will do activities in the children home such as paintings, teach and sing
songs, dancing, playing with them, sharing volunteers’ life, country with children etc.
In the 2nd week, we will visit around and do 1. Cultural exchange programs with villagers
including youth. 2. Working with village families and 3.Assist self help group member’s.

Accommodation:Village house with a host family, close to nice paddy fields. There is electricity and mobile
phones are working. 3G/2G data connection is working, but no WiFi. You can’t use toilet
papers here that block the drainage lines. You have to wash your cloths by hand and have to
hang outside for drying. At the night you can see lots of bright stars at the sky.

Study theme:Local SDGs (2030 goals) of the community and Sri Lanka
Other activities: Organizing cultural exchange events, Excursion, Environmental Education, Expeditions,
Farewell party, etc.

Location:Polonnaruwa, Subrub of Higurakgoda, located at 256 km from Colombo, with a lot of

legendary stories. It is a rural area with low facilities, but lot of kind and friendly people.
Surrounding are lakes and paddy fields with fresh breeze, you can feel.

Terminal:Colombo - Volunteers need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by
the end of Dec. 20th and can leave there after 22:00 of Jan. 3rd. 9 hours by bus to the site.
You will meet at the bus station in the morning on the first day.

Requirement:High motivation to work while experiencing different type of life style, accept challenges,
adopt to local environment, respect and accept local life and culture.

Participation fee: 255/ 215/ 185 USD for 14/ 10/ 7 days to be paid on your arrivals. 20 USD less for repeaters
of GV4GF workcamps and vols. from less expensive countries. There is optional service of 45
USD to pick up at the airport and one night stay in the guest house.

Language: English (Sri Lankan is also welcomed!)

Other: 7/10 days participation is possible only in 12/21-12/27 and 12/21-12/30. Please write this
period on the application form if you want to join only for 7/10 days.