Help with an educational program for children in Sri Lanka

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  • Description


    Our Foundation is an educational program for Sri Lankan children aged 5 to 19, set in Sri Lanka. We teach the children in Anuradhapura (170 km from Colombo Airport) and Kurunegala (73 km from Colombo Airport) districts from two Academies. Here we have the on site online classes simultaneously for the children from any district of the entire country. We also support the nearby public schools by sending our Workawayers to them during the mornings to assist those students if and when necessary.

    The Academy was set up 25 years ago and has played a pivotal role in thousands of students’ lives directly and indirectly. Our aim is to connect these very talented young people to the rest of the world and to allow them to realize the potential they have. We need to persuade them for higher educational opportunities, vocational, technical, sports, and fine arts-related careers as these students are full of those talents.

    Volunteers would be required to teach English, computers, science, mathematics, geography, commerce, history, and health. Singing, dancing, painting, music, and other forms of artistic expression are also strongly encouraged! Sports are given a big place in the evenings too. We promote American football, baseball, basketball, cricket, and soccer at the Academy. We need coaches for these sports. You can be a professional or an amateur coach, we don't mind as long as you are ready to find resources and techniques.

    As a volunteer, you would be provided with food and accommodation from one of the students’ families. We ask you to give 5 hours a day, 5 days a week in return. You are free to take weekend trips to beautiful places of your interest and we can recommend the best places to visit.

    Each volunteer has to pay us 56 USD PER WEEK (8 USD per day) for food expenses. The volunteer can pay this DIRECTLY TO THE HOST FAMILY IN CASH and the volunteer will get A RECEIPT FROM THE FAMILY FOR THIS PAYMENT for the volunteer’s record purposes if needed. You are expected to pay this THE DAY YOU REACH THE HOST FAMILY AND WEEKLY thereafter.

    Sri Lankan village families can cook authentic Sri Lankan cuisine. If you want, you can learn the ways by spending some time with your host family in the kitchen and learn yourselves. You can take the recipients back home. For many of our former volunteers, this is fun to do. If you like, you can cook a meal or two from your country to give a flavor of your tastes to your hosts.

    The work is enjoyable and thoroughly rewarding, and life here is very beautiful with a strong sense of community. If you're looking for an exchange of culture away from the tourist path, this may be for you! We provide a certificate with the number of days and hours you volunteer in case it becomes helpful to you someway. Please collect it before you leave. If you forget this, we can still send you a digital copy.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    DIY and building projects
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet
  • UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainability 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

    The area we operate in is semi-urban with beautiful and exotic landscapes. You would be living with a local Sri Lankan family who will share their culture with you in exchange for yours. The people here are very friendly and welcoming. Working with the children is also very rewarding, they are a very talented and wonderful bunch of individuals!

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help


    Volunteers would be required to teach English, basic IT, social media marketing and play educational games with the children. Singing, dancing, painting and other forms of expression also strongly encouraged! Sports are given a big place in the evenings too.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    English: Fluent

    This host offers a language exchange
    This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
    You can contact them directly for more information.

  • Accommodation


    In a pretty decent house with a local family. You will have your own bedroom and will be provided with 3 meals a day and snacks between meals with tea. coffee or fruit juice and be very well looked after.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are attractive sites of archeological importance in the area. Also, the place where we operate is in the central part of Sri Lanka with easy access to any part of Sri Lanka by public transport (buses/trains) and professional taxi services with English-speaking drivers at affordable prices.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    This host can provide space for campervans.

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

  • ...

    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

  • ...

    This host charges a fee

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    US$8 per day - paid direct to host family for help with food costs
Host ref number: 769725982728

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