I am a social entrepreneur from Sri Lanka and moved to the US over 30 years ago. I have a passion of giving back to the county that I grew up and helping others.
Pratique d’une langue
Aide avec des éco-projets
Accueil / tourisme
Aide informatique / avec Internet
You will have a wonderful cultural experience of life of a small village and learn how to cook Sri Lankan dishes as well as enjoying the beautiful mountains, waterfalls, beaches.
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I am a social entrepreneur in from Sri Lanka, living in the US. My desire is not yet as macro as ‘creating a better world’ or ‘enhancing equality in Sri Lanka’ because want to make a small impact in the lives of the kids and adults, where in general would never have the opportunity. Sri Lanka is a country of private tuition where families have to spend money to send their kids to classes of the size of 100-200. My aim is to create a free learning environment for all communities without any regard to economic status of the students. I want to ignite lights for the children in the the Central part of Sri Lanka in the village of Belihuloya by helping them widen their eyes, to gain access to a basic English and computer education as well as career opportunities. There might be very talented kids in the village, but due to the commonly teaching theory with little practical application, Sri Lankan youth in these villages are faced with many obstacles in finding a suitable job after graduating. Identifying this urgent problem, I would like to provide practical skills in English, Computer Skills and tourism for the youth so that they can have enough skills to better approach career opportunities. Otherwise they will never have a chance to have a great education or a career due to the lack of English knowledge and basic computer an working skills. I believe in the ideology of Buddhism ‘when giving, you are receiving’ so our vision is ‘by giving, you receive more than you expected’
I have build a wonderful private Eco Chalet retreat with sustainable farming that you will have the opportunity to stay and help out as well.
1. TEACHING ENGLISH AND BASIC COMPUTER SKILLS (NO FEE)
I wish to tackle the unemployment rate in rural Sri Lanka, and one of the ways we can do this is by providing language education Free of Charge. Especially in rural parts of Sri Lanka. Language education is unfortunately very expensive in Sri Lanka due to large scale private tuition been a big business and so it is not something that most people have the luxury of being able to afford. I want to provide skills training in English and tourism (when applicable) so that any kid, student or adult in the area with a low salary can have better job opportunities.
I AM LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS WHO CAN COMMIT TO A MINIMUM OF 6 MONTH PERIOD
• Classes for students:
- They are from 7-27 years old and eager to learn. They include 2 kind of students:
1: Disadvantaged students whom we are training to be our tour guides for Responsible Tourism.
2: Students in universities who pay a small fee.
• Class for kids:
- They are from 7 - 14 years old. The classes will be located around Belihuloya. Volunteers will take you to these classes by bus, motorbike or TukTuk.
Our volunteers tasks include :
*Creating materials and lesson plans for English classes.
*Going with them to the places where they will be your tour guide so that they can learn practical skills.
*Helping out in outdoor and indoor activities with the students.
* Observing classes.
VOLUNTEERING HOURS: Maximum 5 hours per day. 5 days per week.
REQUIREMENTS: We prefer Good English speaking with teaching experience for this project, however more than this we prefer friendly people with an open mind and a good positive attitude.
With a mission to widen and implement initiatives which will be funded by me.
It is not only a great opportunity for someone who wants to teach English but also explore and learn the cultural differences of Sri Lanka.
SUGGESTED SKILLS AND EDUCATION
Experiences in human resource management, education, international development, or other relevant fields, or equivalent in experience.
High level of self-motivation and at ease working independently when necessary;
Excellent communication skills and an ability to inspire and motivate others.
Flexibility and willingness to work simultaneously on a wide range of tasks and projects and ability to prioritize;
-Free Authentic Sri Lanka food meals
- Free accommodation
- Free WIFI
- Washing machine
- World famous Sri Lankan Tea
- Local transportation can be provided via TukTuk, bus or train
Get a free weekends to discover the paradise island of Sri Lanka.
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week