2020-12-21 to 2020-12-27
Aged between 18-99
This project is actively working for SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities), organized together with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2017 with this community). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. This area has a lot of young marriages and separation. If village headman noticed any other threat to children such as family problems, separations and parents dead, he asks district courts to transfer them into the children home to an orphanage to minimized the threat. But during the school vacation, they are emotionally isolated and thinking about their homes, overthink and eventually get sadder and depressed. Outcome of this workcamp: In 2019, 21 international vols. joined in 3 short term workcamps and made great impact to make positive changes on their lives and positive development of the way they thinking
In the 1st week, we will do activities in the children home such as paintings, teach and sing songs, dancing, playing with them, sharing volunteers life, country with children etc. In the 2nd week, we will visit around and do 1. Cultural exchange programs with villagers including youth. 2. Working with village families and 3.Assist self help group members.
Accommodation and food:
Village house with a host family, close to nice paddy fields. There is electricity and mobile phones are working. 3G/2G data connection is working, but no WiFi. You cant use toilet papers here that block the drainage lines. You have to wash your cloths by hand and have to hang outside for drying. At the night you can see lots of bright stars at the sky.
Location and leisure activities:
Polonnaruwa, Subrub of Higurakgoda, located at 256 km from Colombo, with a lot of legendary stories. It is a rural area with low facilities, but lot of kind and friendly people. Surrounding are lakes and paddy fields with fresh breeze, you can feel.Leisure:Organizing cultural exchange events, Excursion, Environmental Education, Expeditions, Farewell party, etc.
Nearest airport / terminal:
Meeting Point and Time:
To be confirmed 3 weeks before the workcamp start
High motivation to work while experiencing different type of life style, accept challenges, adopt to local environment, respect and accept local life and culture.