Upcycling and Empowerment helping a social enterprise outside Kandy, Sri Lanka

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Sri Lanka

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  • last activity

    Last activity

    02/01/2021

 
  2021 

 Min stay requested: at least 2 weeks

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a social enterprise and grassroots movement to create a sustainable community through upcycling and waste management while creating livelihoods for families in the local region.

    UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, our workshops were closed for months and our business was deeply impacted. Sri Lanka is currently closed to tourism. However, we have recently started the process of bringing our business live again and we hope to welcome you to Kandy once the country opens again. Wishing you all good health!

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco Projects
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice
    Art Projects
    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

    We are working to build a sustainable community based on zero waste while simultaneously empowering women and their families. We hope that you will teach us skills and we will be able to teach you something along the way. We look forward to having you be a part of our story!

    We are located in a scenic village very close to Kandy. You are close to attractions such as the Temple of the Tooth, the Royal Botanical Gardens and more. We hope you get to make the best of your stay in Sri Lanka through volunteering with a grassroots organization and local women as well as exploring the island!

  • Help

    Help

    If you are passionate about sustainable community regeneration and development, then we want to hear from you! We are always looking for dedicated volunteers who are interested in social justice and environmental activism to come help us at the HQ.

    Your duties could include, but are not limited to:

    - Working with the team to help make products (crafting)
    - Marketing
    - Communications
    - Manning the storefront boutique we have opened as a social innovation hub
    - Skill and knowledge transfer to the women you are working with! For example: being able to communicate with them in English to help them improve or teach them computer skills
    - Working or tutoring the children that some mothers bring to work
    - Artistically inclined and can help with signs and murals
    - Financial literacy workshops for the women


    *** Especially looking for people who can help with murals, photography, videography, marketing etc

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    You get to stay in our HQ cottage for a minimum of 2 weeks in our village 14 km away from Kandy! It is cozy and comfortable, but humble. We ask for a minimum of 2 weeks, as we would love to really get the chance to know you and for you to get to know us and our initiative.

    You would share one room in our two-bedroom cottage (second room works as a workshop) which has 2 bunk beds. There is a kitchen with a kettle and a wood-burning hearth. We do not have a gas cooker or a fridge, but it is possible to use a fridge at a neighboring house if you need it! If you wish to sleep in a tent in the patio, this is also possible. There is one toilet in the room with a bucket wash, and another squatting toilet outside. There is also an outdoor shower for hot days. We want you to be as comfortable as possible, but it is a humble place.

    We have started to provide lunch at a fee through an initiative to provide more local women with an extra stream of income. They will take your order and cook your lunch every day! You are able to order delicious traditional Sri Lankan rice packets for Rs 180. There are also very cheap shops and eateries all within a 2-mile radius of our HQ. Another service that the women provide is to do your laundry for Rs 200!

  • 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

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Minimum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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Host ref number: 847222444269