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NICE-23L-0430A SRI LANKA GalahaSriLanka... AGRI,ENVI 30/04/2023 08/06/2023

GSS LM2 | NICE-23L-0430A | 2023-04-30 - 2023-06-08 | AGRI,ENVI | Age: 20 - 90

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 15 (Life on Land), organized with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2020 in this place!).The local partner Gami Seva Sevana – GSS - (Shelter for villagers) are established as a integrated organic farm in 1977 with the financial support from some international donation agencies. Eight years ago, all the funds are terminated suddenly then most of the activities are collapsed. After that another group had taken the responsibility to development the collapsed project. Again, its management has change and all the activities stopped by new management. Covid pandemic hit very badly and workers have to stay at home. It was big hit to farm work and all the activities have to stopped. Now GSS is monitored and administrated by Retied Bishop and he started dairy and vegetable projects again. Volunteers assist to GSS to rehabilitate and rebuild the farm while establishing plant nursery, a vegetable plots and other work for future development.

Work: a. Working at the vegetable plots. b. Planting seeds and plants c. Making compost pits and piles d. Harvest the vegetable crops e. Sharing knowledge and experiences among local farmers f. Keeping records about work and harvest g. Assisting office work when needed. Thus, in the last 4 days of each short term workcamps, volunteers will move around the village to meet community and assist the other farming activities at farm/ work at vegetable garden/ support to village children society’s work and GSS members home garden activities/ assist village children’s English class.

Accomodation and food: Volunteers will stay at a training center located inside the farm. Electricity, cold/hot water, beds, pillows, and toilets with commodes are available so you can use toilet papers. Internet facility is poor but can manage to check your email etc. Main mobile connection such as Dialog and Mobitel are working. Cloths have wash by hand and can hang outside to dry.

Location: GalahaSriLanka

Location and Leisure: A mountainous area and elevation is 1,100 m a.s.l., 130km from Colombo. Environment is cool, windy and low humid. Used for tea plantation by the British people until late 19th century. After that, they abandoned the area because all the planters moved back to UK. Still some plantations can be seen and still as majority, south Indian Tamil people are living here. Agriculture, dairy farming and the tea plantation are the main incomes of the community.

Airport: RML

Train/Bus station: Colombo - Volunteers need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of Apr. 29 and can leave there after 20:00 of Jun. 08. 9 hours by bus to the site. You will meet at the bus station in the morning on the first day.

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

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 525 USD

- Study theme Local SDGs (2030 goals) of GSS and Sri Lanka - Other activities Organizing cultural exchange events, Visit village temple, Excursion, Environmental Education, Farewell party, etc. - Participation fee 525 USD 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.