WHAT DOES THE PROJECT DO?
Education in Sri Lanka is relatively wide-reaching and the majority of children are able to access free primary and secondary school education. Despite this promising progress, the quality of this education is often unsatisfactory, further exacerbating the already limited opportunities available to those within lower socioeconomic communities. You will become part of a dedicated team, committed to providing quality education to those children living in impoverished areas around the city of Kandy. Help provide crucial support to aid the academic and personal development of these cheerful children to increase their future potential.
WHAT WILL I BE DOING?
Your first week is designed to give you an opportunity to explore the history and culture of Sri Lanka, and of course Kandy, with visits to local sites of special interest such as nearby markets, sample the local cuisine, familiarise yourself with Sri Lankan customs and meet the local people, as well as hopefully learning some key phrases to help you get by. Following this wonderful opportunity to immerse yourself fully in your new surroundings, your briefings for the volunteer work will begin along with language classes and cooking lessons throughout the week.
During your placement you will have the opportunity to get involved in a variety of different activities, dependent on the needs of the class at the time of your visit. Your primary role will be to contribute towards English classes and support the local teaching staff, working with the enthusiastic and animated pupils. Undoubtedly you will find this experience incredibly rewarding as you see the impact of your coaching on your pupil’s English skills and get to know them on a more personal level. You may even have the opportunity to lead some classes or be asked to help out with drama activities, music lessons and potentially other foreign languages depending on your own skill set. Other teachers and staff may require your help in planning lessons. This is a fantastic chance to show off your creative side and teach the children fun new games and activities. The charismatic children you work with will be grateful for all your hard work as you help them to progress towards a more positive future.