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NICE-24S-1202A SRI LANKA Nawalapitiya... SOCI,CHIL,EDUC 02/12/2024 08/12/2024

NPHT S1 | NICE-24S-1202A | 2024-12-02 - 2024-12-08 | SOCI,CHIL,EDUC | Age: 18 - 99

This project is actively working for SDG 2 (Zero Hunger) and SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities), organized together with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (first time in this place!). Hatton was created after British planters established a coffee plantation before tea was introduced. South Indian people came here as temporary labors. They work one month, get their wage of just one British pound, and leave. Very unhealthy, small, packed rooms constructed by planters for laborers temporary living. No sufficient toilet facilities and no drinking water were the main problem those days but fewer complaints because they stayed only one month. Some people stayed two or more to earn more. After independence, British people were left but the majority of the laborers stayed here, they preferred local lives. Some were stayed with their families. Now their 3rd and 4th generations are living there. These communities still live in almost the same conditions, 3 generations living in small houses, low sanitary facilities, difficulties in accessing education, and low wages cause huge problems. The results are migration to cities, young age marriage, and lost community leadership. Almost all families in this area depend on vegetable farming and working in tea estates. They are separated from the outside of the world. Volunteers are going to meet youths and children in orphanages and common society.

Work: Our projects consist of two parts. First three days we worked at the orphanage. That is our main work. We are going to meet and help a family who doing domestic industries for a living. 1. Visit an orphanage and have activities with youths. 2. Activities with village children 3. Visit a family to share lives

Accomodation and food: Going to be a holiday home at Hatton. Hot water is available. Staff prepare food for us.

Location: Nawalapitiya

Location and Leisure: Hatton is located in Nuwara Eliya district, in the hill country, 1300m above sea level. This area has a rich tea plantation and produces the finest teas in Sri Lanka. The majority is Tamil, who were brought here 200 years ago by British planters. The climate is very cold and the day temperature drops 150C to in day time and 100C at night. There are nice scenic places, mountains, and beautiful waterfalls. In this area the main language is Tamil and volunteers can experience South Indian subculture here. Adam’s Peak, Nuwara Eliya – the highest elevation city, Botanic Gardens, etc. are the icons. The project site is 6 hours from Colombo by bus.

Airport: CMB

Train/Bus station: Colombo - Volunteers need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of Dec. 01 and can leave there after 22:00 on Dec. 08. 6 hours by bus to the site. You will meet at the Colombo Government bus terminal in the morning on the first day.

Requirements: Necessary = High motivation to work with people, some knowledge about community-based industries, adapt/ respect to village life local culture, and rules, Desirable = language skills of Sri Lankan, experience in joining/ coordinating international workcamps, teamwork some sports 230 EUR to be paid on your arrivals. 20 EUR less for repeaters of GV4GF workcamps and vols. from less expensive countries. There is optional service of 50 EUR to pick up at the airport and one night stay in the guest house, following day breakfast and moving to the meeting point are included.

Language: eng

Extra Fee: 220 EUR

Local SDGs (2030 goals) of the orphanage and Sri Lanka