Help teach English at a school in Sri Lanka


Sri Lanka

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  • Description


    My name is Rahula. I am the chief monk at a Buddhist Temple , SE of Kandy. I also teach English at the local public school. We would like to welcome volunteers who enjoy teaching English to children. KOREAN, JAPANESE, RUSSIAN and FRENCH languages can also be taught. Our aim is to bring education to the impoverished rural areas of Sri Lanka and give children in our village a chance to succeed in the modern world.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Farmstay help
    Help around the house
    Charity Work
    Language practice

  • 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
  • Help


    We encourage volunteers to stay for AT LEAST ONE MONTH and staying for 3 months or more if you enjoy being here would be even better.
    Primary work is at the school, teaching languages to children, but other types of work can also be done around the temple. No certification is required, but having experience with children and teaching English really helps.

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    The private rooms are located in the premises of the temple. Which means women cannot stay there and will be staying with a host family in the village instead. That is also a great opportunity for cultural exchange and to learn some Sinhala.
    There is always plenty of food and accommodation will be free of charge. The temples and the nature here provide a perfect place to meditate and learn about Buddhism if you wish.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Besides the beautiful landscapes all around us, there are many other tourist attractions to explore. City of Kandy is about 30km away and always has lots of tourists. Nuwara Eliya (50km) and Adam's Peak are also quite close. This part of Sri Lanka is known for mountains and its moderate climate. Buses are available to both locations.

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    A little more information

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    • 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

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 918851285544