Help by speaking English with our children, teaching computer skills and Social Media, Sri Lanka

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  • Description

    Description

    Our foundation was established in 2002 to help students who live around our remote village, Hingurukaduwa. We are our village heartbeat, teaching English and I.T/computer skills free of charge to our students. Our main objective is to enable students to achieve their goals.
    We have an agriculture project as well.

    The village is situated in UVA province in the middle of the country. It is a very peaceful village with innocent and hospitable people.

    Our organization is being helped by donors and foundations.

    So far, lots of international volunteers have visited our village and given us great help.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Other
    Help with Eco project
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    • Gaining new skills, knowledge and experience
    • Developing existing skills and knowledge
    • Enhancing a CV
    • Improving one's employment prospects
    • Meeting new people and making new friends
    • A chance to socialise
    • Getting to know the local community and their costume

  • Help

    Help

    ENGLISH CLASSES:

    We want you to help our students, aged 7 - 17 years, to improve their spoken English skills; since they don't get a chance to speak English at home or in school. You will be asked to run classes in which you practice speaking with the students, helping them to be more fluent and comfortable in English conversations . You don't have to teach grammar in the class since we do it. Helping the students to improve their speaking ability will be hugely beneficial. There is also a need for volunteers who can work with our teachers, helping them to strengthen their English skills.

    You will only have to help at least 4 days per week. We prefer volunteers to stay for at least 3 months. ( Two weeks also welcome, two weeks means two Saturdays)

    Our school runs after school and on weekends, primarily it is a Saturday school, so you must be able to work on Saturdays. Your hours would be something like this:
    Saturday - 7 AM to 4PM
    During the week: schedule is arrange personally with you.
    You can get two or three days free to travel

    So basically you will be teaching at our school on Saturdays. During the rest of the week we will provide you group classes.


    MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS:

    As part of a new project we are currently looking for help on Social Media, Photography, Video Maker and Video editing. In order to achieve more publicity, we just created a new Facebook page that needs to be managed (posting and sharing content) and we are in the process of creating a new website. Any skills and ideas around these topics are really welcome!
    We also want to train the students that are currently doing the IT Course with these media &communications skills.

    IT COURSE:
    We provide 3 levels of IT Courses. From the introduction to the computer, Microsoft Office to Illustrator and Photoshop, to Web developing and Web designing, and Programing.
    Any help here is welcome!

    On special holidays you will be able to join our elder students in outdoor activities such as visiting beaches, playing Cricket, Volleyball, Netball, etc.
    Every volunteer will be provided 1 or 2 trips to beaches or waterfalls and assistance will be given for you to visit other tourist destinations.
    Around our village, you can visit to the waterfall of our village, amazing hiking opportunity ( isolated beautiful village top of the mountain ), crystal clear rivers and ancient temples.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, Sinhala

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteers are provided a host family to stay with and basic traditional food. Host families are very friendly and welcome the opportunity to practice their English skills as well. Most host families have children who attend the center, and are excited to practice their English skills and teach volunteers some Sinhalese. The location of the home stay is very peaceful and calm.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many interesting places to visit close to our village. Some of which include the elephant orphanage and safari park, Yala sanctuary, beach of down south, highest waterfall in Sri Lanka and other water falls. There are many beautiful mountains to hike.

    Reaching to the village from the airport.
    Two of our elder students (Male and Female) will be at the airport with your name board for your arrival. They will drop you to the village by public buses.

    Fiber optical fastest internet connectivity available at the village.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    min. 4 days a week; 13 hours

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