Trip Details

The most effective way to change the future is through the education of the children! Located in beautiful Kandy, this project gives you the opportunity to work with children aged 5 and over, at a variety of Kindergartens, who are enthusiastic and eager to learn.  Often providing free education to the children, the Kindergartens aim to improve the children’s future opportunities by developing their level of English.

They are well organised and supervised by higher authorities. Volunteers will take an active role in the preparation and delivery of exciting and meaningful learning opportunities. Primarily, your duty will be to teach the children English but you could also be required to teach other subjects such as music, drama and foreign languages. As part of your role, you will be assisting the teaching staff at the school and occasionally creating teaching plans for the activities you’ll be delivering. Any methods you use to encourage the children to learn should be interactive and could include games, puzzles, songs, rhymes or any other media to help them to develop basic pronunciation and knowledge of key vocabulary and phrases.

Aims & Objectives
The project aims to give children good education in order to give them a better and secure future.

Trip Itinerary

Your daily activities will be varied, responsive to the needs of the children and the Kindergartens, and as exciting as you can make them. Each day will include breakfast, lunch and dinner and time to carry out lesson preparations. The tasks you will be carrying out will primarily revolve around teaching English. You’ll be assisting the local staff with any day-to-day duties and teaching other subjects including drama, music and foreign languages.

Your weekly schedule can look like this:

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Lunch
  • Volunteer at Kindergarten/School
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Saturday & Sunday

The weekend is yours to relax or explore beautiful Sri Lanka 🙂

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Trip Accommodation

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 centre of independent Buddhist thought during colonial times.

Accommodation & Food

You will be accommodated in one of our centres which are located 2-4 kilometres away from Kandy centre. The accommodation holds 4-10 people per room on a single gender basis. Private rooms can be requested and are subject to availability, please contact us before hand if you would like a private room.

Food Arrangements
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.

Facilities
Our house is located 2 kilometres away from the city centre, where you can find anything you might need.

The nearest ATM and supermarket are a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation.

Sights & Surroundings
The places to visit during your weekends or on your project holidays are the Royal Botanical Gardens, Knuckles mountain range, Udawatta kele sanctuary, Hortons plains national park and the railway museum.

Trip Country Info

Sri Lanka

Population: approx. 20 million
Capital: Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte and Colombo
Language: Sinhalese, Tamil
Currency: Sri Lankan Rupee (LKR)
Time zone: UTC +5:30

Sri Lanka’s over 2000 years of history and culture can still be seen in every corner of its cities and the details of its ever-beautiful ancient temples. With eight UNESCO World Heritage sites and its short distances between the main sights, Sri Lanka is a country that, despite often being overlooked in itineraries, has left travelers filled with awe.

Visit the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree in Anuradhapura, wander around the colonial architecture of Colombo, get sun-kissed at the untouched beaches that inclose the territory, snorkel in the crystal-clear waters, head to the hills for a cooler temperature and get surrounded by lush natural, visit two thousand year-old temples or get overawed at the sight of hundreds of elephants in Minneriya.

While traveling through Sri Lanka you will experience adventures from the highest and chilliest mountains like the famous Adam’s Peak – a stairway mountain considered sacred in three different religions, thru the elephant shelters, to the most peaceful beaches up north near Trincomalee and their tiny- one floor- hostels facing the calm sea.

Tru Experience Travel welcome people from all over the world to join ongoing Sri Lankan programs and you can even compose your schedule the way you like it. With this flexibility it enables you to say when you are on site and when you spend time with the new friends you have made from all over the world.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

Additional Requirements

No requirements have been provided.

What's included

  • 24/7 support in case of emergencies
  • Accommodation
  • Airport Pick up
  • English speaking coordinator
  • Meals
  • Orientation

What's not included

  • Airport drop off
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa