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In Sri Lanka , IFRE collaborates with local orphanages and children support organizations aiming to support displaced, abandoned, and abused children. This project allows volunteers to leave a positive mark by touching the lives of orphans. In this volunteer project in Sri Lanka , participants can contribute their invaluable time living with the orphaned children as a part of their family. Not only do these unfortunate children need love, care and attention, but the poorly-understaffed orphanage centers need the willing, helping hands of volunteers as well.
As a volunteer in the orphanage project in Sri Lanka , you will teach English (3-4 hours a day) in the orphanage or school (when the orphaned children attend schools during the day). You will help children to stay clean by helping them in brushing teeth, shower - addressing issues of personal hygiene. In your free time (usually in the evening), volunteers can organize games, drawing, singing, dancing, and other creative educational and extra-curricular activities. In the evening time, volunteers help children with their homework as well as monitor academic progress, and ensuring children complete the next day's homework. If volunteers do not wish to teach in school during day time, they can offer care for the children remaining in the orphanage (who can not go to school). Volunteers are also expected to assist in dressing-up of children, distributing food, helping in the kitchen, maintaining the garden, and assisting in assorted, administrative work.
What's Included in Program Fee?
Additional costs for volunteers:
There are no specific qualifications needed to join the volunteer orphanage projects in Sri Lanka. However, volunteers are expected to be flexible and patience as well as possess an unwavering passion and love for orphans.
IFRE arranges room, food, and supervision for volunteers from the beginning to the end of program. During the first week of the language and cultural program, volunteers will stay with a host family in Galle , Sri Lanka (Most likely in the home of our in-country coordinator). IFRE has a small office in Galle (a city boasting a beautiful beach and tourist areas; 4 hours west of Colombo). IFRE manages local food 3 times a day. During volunteering (in the orphanage), you will mostly stay with the children in a hostel. We offer two housing options: (1) host family or (2) motel in beach areas. For other projects (elephant orphanage, turtle conservation, elephant and bird study), housing will primarily consist of volunteers sharing rooms, showers, and toilet facilities with fellow volunteers. Volunteers will also have 24/7 access to our office in Sri Lanka as well as the mobile numbers of our in-country coordinators. Also: our staff will visit volunteers in 2-week intervals as a part of the program.
Volunteer joining elephant orphanage project are required to pay additional $50 per week. Accommodation in Sea Beach Hotel with additional fee of $10 per day
Sri Lanka Language Program Fee: US$ 250 for one week Airport drop ($50- transfer from Galle to Colombo)