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This home for physically and mentally handicapped children was hit by the tsunami on the 26th of December 2004. 38 children drowned in their beds or were swept away in the waves. 10 children are still missing.The government planned to move the residents to a building further from the coast, but lack of funds plus the urgent need for support for other projects in Galle have postponed these plans indefinitely.The home also functions as a school for about 200 handicapped or orphaned children from 5 to 15 years old, as well as a day center for physically and mentally handicapped adults. Some of the teachers are also physically handicapped. The home needs a new kitchen, but has otherwise been renovated.
There are no special qualifications necessary to participate in the volunteer work program.
Food: During you entire stay you will have 3 meals per day. Please note that breakfast is a light meal, a cup of tea and some bread.
Accommodation: During the work period, accommodation will be with a host family or at your working place.Usually participants stay with a host family, where they have their own room.
Cancellation: If you cancel your application before receiving information about your host family you will be able to have your deposit refunded less a deduction of 200 € for administration expenses.If your application is cancelled after receiving the address of your host family, your deposit will not be refunded whilst the balance will be refunded in full. Once the language course has commenced, no refunds will be made.