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NICE-24L-0109A JAPÓN Nawalapitiya... CULT,EDUC 09/01/2024 07/03/2024

NP M1 | NICE-24L-0109A | 2024-01-09 - 2024-03-07 | CULT,EDUC | Age: 18 - 99

This project is actively working for SDG 4 (Quality education) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2023 from this area and first tome we are going to work here).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: Volunteers are going to stay at community.Theye have to work with and give training to churchÔÇÖs youth group members on music, work with village youth group and teaching language to them. (English / Japanese etc) They have to work 5 days a week including Saturday. In the morning have to teaching music to the church youths/teaching Language and evening teaching language to students. Apart this when time permits volunteer can join with communityÔÇÖs common activities like social activities and festivals. During this period you can meet a families, youths/children society members and watch their activities, womenÔÇÖs/farmers groups, visit village school etc.

Accomodation and food: Village house with a host family, there is electricity and mobile phones are working. But less internet, no WiFi. 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 157km via Gampola) from Colombo. This is a rural area and located at among mountains. 590m above from the sea level. People are mainly tea plantation workers and working at the tea factories. Few families depend on agriculture, especially on black pepper and vegetable cultivation. It is close to two ancient kingdoms called Gampola (17km) and Kandy (46km). This area has beautiful landscapes, mountains, ancient temple etc. Cardamom and Vanilla also common crops here. Some big houses, constructed by British officers as well as rich people who lived here can be seen. Majority is Tamil people are living here. It is mountainous and cool area. Organizing cultural exchange events, Excursion, Environmental Education, Expeditions, Farewell party, etc.

Airport: RML

Train/Bus station: Colombo - Volunteers need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of Jan. 08 and can leave there after 17:00 of March 07. 7 hours by bus to the site. You will meet at Colombo Government bus terminal in the morning on the first day.

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

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 590 EUR

Local SDGs (2030 goals) of the family, Nawalapitiya and Sri Lanka