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Sri Lanka is a developing nation that has been hit hard by the civil war. The conflict and the poverty have left many children orphan and they struggle to survive without their parents. There is no government help for the orphaned children and they have to rely on orphanages to provide them with a home and security. The orphanages however aren’t well funded and they’re most understaffed. They have to solely rely on donations from abroad. Rustic Volunteer and Travel is attempting to help the orphanages by asking volunteers to join our work in orphanage program in Sri Lanka. Through your work and program fee, the orphanages can stay afloat and the children can have a bright future ahead.
As a volunteer in Sri Lanka working for orphanage, you'll be involved in many activities that will raise the moral of the children, make them confident and make them able to dream of a better future. You'll teach the children, mainly improving their English and make them finish their homework. You'll take care of them by making sure they sleep well, are well washed and cleaned and are fed well. You'll also teach them nursery rhymes, play with them all kinds of games and tell them stories. All this will make them feel loved and give them the confidence to work hard to have a better future.
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Whilst there are no specific skills and qualifications required to volunteer in orphanage project in Sri Lanka, you should be passionate about uplifting the lives of poor children and work hard during the volunteer project to accomplish this. You should also be flexible and open-minded during the program as working conditions and the mentality of people in Sri Lanka will be very different from what you are used to back home.
Rustic Volunteer and Travel manages room/food for volunteers. Volunteers live with the host family and you will be provided with a separate, clean and modest room as well as local meals three times a day. Staying with a host family will provide you with a wonderful opportunity for you to learn about the culture and lifestyle of Sri Lankan people. Volunteer will also have an access to our office in Sri Lanka and mobile phone number of our coordinator. Our staffs also visit volunteers in each 2-4 week interval as a part of the program. Details covering living accommodations provided prior to arrival.
VISA: Even though you can get a visa upon arrival at the airport in Sri Lanka, we don't recommend this. You should get it from the embassy or the consulate of Sri Lanka in your home. Visa is issued on arrival for stay up to 30 days. Extension can be arranged at the Immigration Office in Colombo.