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NICE-23S-1121A JAPÓN Nawalapitiya... AGRI,SOCI 21/11/2023 30/11/2023

NPKT 3 | NICE-23S-1121A | 2023-11-21 - 2023-11-30 | AGRI,SOCI | Age: 18 - 99

This project is actively working for SDG 1 (No poverty) and SDG 2 (Zero Hunger), organized together with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (first year in this place!). Total area was a tea plantation until Independence (in 1948) and after that government took the administration. Some parts were abandoned and some parts distributed among people. During the development of hydro power projects in nearby area, many lost their properties and were relocated in this area. Tea plantation is the lifeline of most people and still some people work in fields. There are 3 tea factories still functioning. Very few people are working at the city or for government. This area is not a popular destination among the locals or foreigners because of difficulty to access common facilities. We got an opportunity to have a discuss with an officer who coordinate livelihood development activities of the village to regional secretariat office and he suggested us to visit and have programs with villagers.

Work: 1. Basically project consists with two parts. First four days we are visiting to village and help people to do agricultural works. Second four days we are moving around villages to meet the community, school and youths. At the community, work with a family, women’s groups / other kind of group such as farmers associations etc., children and youths while sharing your knowledge and experiences. Among work, 1. Help villages to do their agricultural works 2. Help their income generation activities and share culture with self help group 3. Activities with youth 4. Support livelihood activities.

Accomodation and food: Village house with a host family, located facing to nicae mountain range. There is electricity and mobile phones and internet are working. . You can use toilet papers here. 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.

Location: Nawalapitiya

Location and Leisure: Located at 114km (and 157 via Gampola) from Colombo. This is a rural area and located at mountains. 590m above sea level. It is close to two ancient kingdoms called Gampola (17km) and Kandy (46km). This area has beautiful landscapes, mountains, ancient temple etc. Cardamom, black pepper and Vanilla also common crops here. Some big houses, constructed by British officers as well as rich people who lived here can be seen. Organizing cultural exchange events, Excursion, Environmental Education, Expeditions, Farewell party, etc.

Airport: CMB

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.

Colombo - Volunteers need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of Nov. 20 and can leave there after 20:00 of Nov. 30. 6 hours by bus to the site. You will meet at the Central Government bus station at Colombo at 9.30 a.m. on the first day.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 225 USD

Fee: 20 USD less for repeaters of GV4GF workcamps and vols. from less expensive countries. There is optional service of 55 USD to pick up at the airport, one night stay in the guest house, following day breakfast, drop at Negombo bus terminal and highway bus cost to Colombo.