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Education and Teaching Project in Sri Lanka
Education and Teaching Project in Sri Lanka

Education and Teaching in Sri Lanka

Inspire the next generation
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    Overview

    Preschool Teaching
    Your project is to work as an assistant teacher at one of our many Kindergarten schools. This program helps children in the villages improve their English language skills. You will primarily be teaching English. You may be called upon to help teach drama, music and foreign languages. You would also assist other teachers and staff and may have to create teaching plans, etc. All the institutions are well managed and are supervised by officers from government and private institutions.

    All the institutions are over 5 years old. They all share the common values and aim to create a better future for the kids. Some of them provide free education too.

    Special Needs School
    Spend your time at the Special Needs School where you will be able to work with students with different health conditions. Your affection, attention and care would help these children to have confidence and skills they deserve to have. You will support the teachers and staff in looking after the children and teaching and involving the children in various other activities. You will be training them to live a regular life.

    Teaching English to Adults
    Teaching English to adults program is aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of english of adults. The aim of this program is to enhance their confidence and knowledge of English. Proficiency in English is one of the essential requirements in acquiring a suitable employment in Sri Lanka. Yet the formal school education has not been successful to produce individuals who are competent in using English. Therefore, we strive to teach individuals who are in need of assistance learn English.

    Village Kids
    In Sri Lanka, obtaining English education is quite expensive and most of the children in villages are not able to attend for private tuition classes to improve their English knowledge. Therefore, under this project, you will be teaching English for children in villages after their school hours. The classes will take place either at a community center or at a home of a parent who would like to provide space to conduct the classes. Since this project will be carried out only for 2 to 3 hours in the afternoon, it is suggested that you combine this with another project, which takes place in the morning.

    Objectives

    • The project aims to ensure the right to education of everyone regardless of their age, status or conditions.

    Impact

    Volunteer experiences have a direct and positive impact on local communities by injecting money into the local economy through the purchase of food, transportation, and tourism activities. Volunteering is a great way to give back to the comunity and make a difference in the world. Depending on the type of volunteer experience you are interested in, your time can be spent improving educational resources and opportunities, providing medical services to underserved communities, or promoting environmental conservation and sustainable farming techniques.

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    Location

    Kandy, Sri Lanka
    Kandy, the last royal capital of Sri Lanka is a major tourist destination. About 115 km from Colombo at 465 meters above sea level. Famous for the Temple of the Tooth and many other temples the city could be called the cultural capital of the island. This bustling market town is rich in cultural diversity and has plenty to offer to the tourists from songs dances and handicrafts to ancient temples and adventure activities. Kandy was a royal capital and the last stronghold of the Kandyan kings against foreign powers, holding out against them for about 300 years. The two main Buddhist Chapters are based here and formed the last center of independent Buddhist thought during colonial times.
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    Itinerary

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      Sunday - Arrival
      Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB) in our pickup window of Sunday 05:00 to 21:00
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      Monday - Friday

      Preschool Teaching

      • Primarily teach English, but also teach drama, games, music, art and foreign languages
      • Encourage children in academic work and promote all-round development of the child
      • Assist teachers and other staff
      • Create teaching plans

      Special Needs School

      • Engaging in educational activities with children as advised by the teachers
      • Communicating with children through creative activities
      • Playing games

      Teaching English to Adults

      • Teaching to write and speak English
      • Improving communications skills in English

      Village Kids

      • Preparing lesson plans
      • Teaching English to children
      • Organizing cultural sharing activities
      • Engaging in games and other interactive activities to improve their spoken and written English abilitie
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      Saturday - Departure
      Leave the accommodation Saturday morning. Take a bus or taxi to the airport (4 hours) for earliest flights Saturday Night
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    Inclusions

    • Shared Accomodation
    • All meals included
    • Free beverages
    • Arrival Transfer
    • Wifi in public areas
    • Departure Transfer
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    Options

    • Extra night accomodation (before experience)$60
    • Extra night accomodation (after experience)$60
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    More Information

    Requirements

    • minimum age18
    • minimum english levelBasic
    • CRB RequiredOn signup
    • passport copy requiredOn signup
    • resume copy requiredNo
    Other Requirements
    • Participants below 18 should have the parental consent letter and participants above 65 should produce medical clearance
    • There are no specific equipments. But you are more than welcome to bring small supplies for the kids and help them to learn better!

    Food

    You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. You can also eat out at any of the local restaurants.

    Accommodation

    You will be accommodated in one of our centers which are located 2-4 kilometers away from Kandy center. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages.

    Cancellation Policy

    Bookings can be amended and cancelled 30 days before the program start date without any costs. Bookings that are cancelled less than 30 days before the program start date will be charged the first week of the booking.

Education and Teaching Project

CategoryTeaching
Stylebackpacker
AvailabilityOpen
Price per person$410/week
Minimum Duration1 week

Contact us for availability and further information.

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