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NICE-23S-1219A JAPÓN Higurakgoda... SOCI,AGRI 19/12/2023 28/12/2023

Higu 9 | NICE-23S-1219A | 2023-12-19 - 2023-12-28 | SOCI,AGRI | 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 (since 2018 with this community). Sri Lanka Human Recourses Development Foundation (SLHRDF) is a local NGO conducting lots of awareness programs on Gender equality, skills and leadership development programs, HIV/AID prevention program etc. since 2002. After covid pandemic community are trying to reestablish their agricultural work and other livelihoods. Not only pandemic, but also economic crisis impacted every sector in Sri Lanka. These sectors are trying to reestablish their own work but they need external assistances to continue their work. We are going to help domestic level livelihoods running by villagers as well as establish a plant nursery for their income generation and bio diversity.

Work: 1. Help to do their daily work on rural garment factory. 2. work at nursery (clean the land, mix the soil and composts, make bags, fill soil, plant the seeds, watering, etc.). Thus, in the last 4 days of each short term workcamps, volunteers will move around the village to meet community and meet a family, youth/children society members and watch their activities, women’s/farmers groups, visit village school etc. (Cultural exchange programs with villagers including youths, Activities with children and Work and assist to self-help group member’s activities.) This is the first time we are going to work with this factory.

Accomodation and food: Village house with a host family, located close to nice paddy fields. There is electricity and mobile phones are working. But no internet or WiFi. You can’t use toilet papers here. Because of toilet papers will 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.

Location: Higurakgoda

Location and Leisure: Higurakgoda. 256km from Colombo, suburb of Polonnaruwa, the second ancient kingdom in Sri Lanka and declared as a world heritage site. Many people depend on paddy farming and it is low population density area for Sri Lanka (122 people/ km2). 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 Dec. 18 and can leave there after 20:00 of Dec. 28. 9 hours by bus to the site. You will meet at the Central Government bus station at Colombo at 9.00 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 45 USD to pick up at the airport and one night stay in the guest house.