Tribal Village Teaching Experience

Dambulla, Sri Lanka

$895.00

 

The Experience

Come now and spend a week in a tribal village located in the countryside of Sri Lanka and experience a unique lifestyle like no other. Be part of the Sri Lankan indigenous people called ‘Vedda’!

This project is designed for volunteers to teach at a tribal village in Sri Lanka and as a volunteer you will stay at a house with a host family and experience the very basic yet simple lifestyle of these people. You will teach at the village pre-school where you will have a highly active and eager to learn bunch of kids to teach. You can always use teaching aids, stories and books to explain them more in a simple way. Your challenge will be to teach these kids who have had a very little exposure to English yet will be eagerly waiting for you to teach them.

Accept the challenge to go beyond your comfort zone and realize how these people live with so little. Work at an entirely exciting and different atmosphere. Share your knowledge with the kids in the village and teach them Basic English, pronunciations, vocabularies which will encourage them to learn more. The kids are always glad to meet and learn from you so, for a minimum stay of 1 week, come now and have this challenging yet fulfilling experience! 

 

This Is Why

  • Help the Project to give the children at a Sri Lankan village proper knowledge in English in order to give them a better and secure future.
  • Expand and gain new skills in teaching and share your skills and knowledge to children!
  • Work alongside an amazing team of staff/teachers and other volunteers!
  • Experience a new culture, tradition and enjoy the simplicity of life!

 
 
Project Details
  • Key Start Dates
    Year round however, you should keep in mind that the project requires applicants to arrive on a Saturday or a Sunday (Must arrive before 21:00hrs)! If applicants arrive on any other day, they will have to arrange their own transfers.
  • Package Prices
    01 weeks: $895 US
  • 02 weeks: $1,195 US
  • 03 weeks: $1,495 US
  • 04 weeks: $1,795 US
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  • Volunteer duration
    1-4 weeks
  • Average Work hours
    The work hours are usually 4 hours per day, 5 days a week. Your day starts from 8am and ends at 12pm.
  • Number of Volunteers
    4-6 applicants at any given time.
  • Volunteer accommodation
    Available
  • Housing Type
    You will be accommodated in a traditional homestay located in Dambana village. The facilities will be basic, where the participants will be able to see the way of life in this tribal village.
  • Internet Access
    No internet access at the project.
  • Who Are They Looking For?
    Individuals who have a passion for environment and is interested in conservation, marine and wildlife in general. Being hardworking, motivated, mature and initiative are some qualities you must possess. You must have a good knowledge of English and good communicating skills, must also have a good attitude and outlook to learn and experience new and novel things. We will not tolerate smoking, alcohol or the use of drugs. Please remember that you are a guest, therefore, respecting the rules of the project is essential.

Fast Facts: Sri Lanka

Where? Ambalangoda, Wasgamuwa and Kandy, Sri Lanka

Country Size: 65,610 km2
25,332 sq mile 

Population density? 338/km2 
130/sq mile

Country Famous for? Wildlife watching, beaches, picturesque landscapes and mountains, immense and ancient history, friendly people, famous landmarks and temples and so much more!

When to visit: All year round!

  • What's Included
    • Placement
      Tribal Village Teaching Experience
    • Accommodation and Airport Transfers

      The volunteers need to fly into CMB (Bandaranayake International Airport). First; you will meet the project’s transfer coordinator. He will meet you at the meeting point (paging area) in the airport upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to our center in Kandy or Ambalangoda according to the program you have booked. You will need to get a SIM Card as well. After passing through customs, make sure you stay on the same floor. Our Coordinator will be waiting for you in front of this entrance with a sign displaying the name of the project. He/She will not move to find you as they have firm instructions. Due to the many different personal plans and return flight times people have, the project found it logistically simpler to send participants to the nearest bus station and allow them to make their own way; whether it is to do more travelling or return to the airport. A Transfer back to the airport is not provided. You will be accommodated in a traditional homestay located in Dambana village. The facilities will be basic, where the participants will be able to see the way of life in this tribal village.
    • Meals
      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.
    • Ongoing service
      If there are any problems with your volunteer project we are always there to help you and mediate between yourself and the organization.
    • Tours
      Through FRONTEERING you have the possibility to book tours in Sri Lanka after you have finished your volunteer project.
    • 24/7 Emergency contact
      If there are any problems during you stay in Sri Lanka you can reach us 24/7 to assist you.

    What's not included: Flights, Insurance and any other activities outside of the project.

    Package Price:
    01 weeks: $895 US, 02 weeks: $1,195 US, 03 weeks: $1,495 US, 04 weeks: $1,795 US 

  • RESPONSIBILITIES
    After breakfast, you will teach at the pre-school from 8.00 to 12.00 where you will be engaging in the following tasks:
    • Teaching English to children.
    • Preparing lesson plans.
    • Engaging in games and other interactive activities to improve their spoken and written English abilities
    • TASKS AND DUTIES
  • Share your knowledge with the kids in the village and teach them Basic English, pronunciations, vocabularies which will encourage them to learn more. The kids are always glad to meet and learn from you. You will teach at the village pre school where you will have a highly active and eager to learn bunch of kids to teach. You can always use teaching aids, stories and books to explain them more in a simple way. Your teaching hours will be from 8 to 12.00.

  • Requirements, Guidelines & Policies
    • Required to commit to a minimum of 1 week.
    • Must have an interest in teaching, children and off-grid living;
    • Strong work ethics are required: reliable, responsible, honest, good sense of humor, mature, dependable, physically and mentally fit. Must also have a good attitude and outlook to learn and experience new and novel things;
    • Must be motivated and be initiative;
    • Age: 18+
    • You must be able to speak and understand English;  
    • Not allergic to animals.
    • Must be able to work with other persons in your profession;
    • Participant who take part in the program should provide their resumes and passport copies at least 4 weeks prior to arrival in order to accept to the placement. A special liability waiver off document has be signed by the participants. All participants who take part in this program should receive the rabies vaccination prior to the departure from their respective countries. Please consult your personal physician for further details. Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance. .
  • Volunteer Benefits
    • Gain experience and learn new skills while also teaching what you know to the children of Rural Sri Lanka!
    • An opportunity to work with an amazing team of staff and be part of a great and worthy cause.
    • Great opportunity to visit Sri Lanka and see all that this beautiful country has to offer!
  • Fast Facts
    • Project location
      Ambalangoda, Wasgamuwa and Kandy, Sri Lanka
    • Area Famous For
      Tea, Ancient History, Cricket, Amazing Beaches, Great weather, Unique Culture & Cuisine, Friendly People, Elephants, Leopards, Extreme sports such as; hiking, surfing and much more! 
    • When to visit
      All year round!
    • Wildlife viewing and Entertainment
      Great opportunities to see many different species of reptiles, birds and also mammals within the projects and many activities such as, swimming, hiking, wildlife viewing, etc.!
  • Itinerary & Details
    Day 1 - Arrive in Sri Lanka;
    The volunteers need to fly into CMB (Bandaranayake International Airport). First; you will meet the project’s transfer coordinator. He will meet you at the meeting point (paging area) in the airport upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to our center in Kandy or Ambalangoda according to the program you have booked. You will need to get a SIM Card as well. After passing through customs, make sure you stay on the same floor. Our Coordinator will be waiting for you in front of this entrance with a sign displaying the name of the project. He/She will not move to find you as they have firm instructions. Due to the many different personal plans and return flight times people have, the project found it logistically simpler to send participants to the nearest bus station and allow them to make their own way; whether it is to do more travelling or return to the airport. A Transfer back to the airport is not provided.
    For 1 - 4 weeks or more - Work as a volunteer at a school teaching English to Children of rural Sri Lanka!
    For a minimum of 1 week to a maximum stay of 4 weeks you will be volunteering in Sri Lanka helping the project to give children at the village proper knowledge in English in order to give them a better and secure future.
    Your last day -
    You will be dropped off at a specific location where you can take a ride back to the airport to catch you plane back home or take the opportunity to travel through Sri Lanka. Our staff will gladly work with the project to help you book any tours to see more of this great country. 

  • Accommodation

    You will be accommodated in a traditional homestay located in Dambana village. The facilities will be basic, where the participants will be able to see the way of life in this tribal village. 

    Things to bring from home

    • We advise you to bring light and old clothing and maybe something a little formal; 
    • Work clothes: Long pants and shorts, bring closed shoes, long and short sleeve shirts and tank tops. Make sure you do not bring new shoes that you have not worn before. You can bring clothes for leisure activities such as beach ware, evening ware or just some nice clothes to go to a casual dinner in. Towels, soap, shower necessities, tooth paste are all included unless you have personal preferences and you can bring your own.
    • Miscellaneous items such as; sunglasses, hat or cap, sunscreen lotion, swimsuit, clothing (long trousers that dry quickly, shorts, T-shirts & shirts with long and short sleeves, sweatshirt), waterproof jacket, comfortable shoes (sneakers, sandals), spare glasses for those who wear them, camera and personal items.

    Meals

    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.

    Location

    This project is located in Dambana. This is a remote village 94 km away from Kandy which is the home for the indigenous people in Sri Lanka called Vedda. The Vedda community consists of about 300 families only in total and only live in this village. They live according to their own way of life which they have practiced for hundreds of years. They mainly survive by farming and hunting. Though this community has been influenced by the outside main culture of Sri Lanka, they are still striving to preserve their traditions and unique lifestyles.

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