There are many temples, schools, and community centres in and around Kandy that require renovation, restoration, and repair work. Our project is working to bring many of them back to life. Your work as a gap year volunteer in Sri Lanka will include basic renovation, painting and the restoration of artwork in and around the temples.
These latest projects are situated in the quiet but yet active and vibrant city of Kandy and take you deeper into the rural parts of Sri Lanka away from the noisy and overcrowded cities.
Kandy, the nucleus of Sri Lanka’s hill country, was originally the main Sri Lankan kingdom. Set around the beautiful Kandy Lake, the town still has many important temples. Sri Lankans as well as tourists make their way to Kandy’s temples, offering prayers and flowers. Although most of its palaces and temples were destroyed by invaders in the early part of the 19th century, there are still a large number of historical sites to be discovered.
Apart from restoring broken temples, you will also be involved in various other restoration, reconstruction, and beautification activities in and around Kandy, such as those in parks, schools and areas of the town.
Working in the afternoons, you will clean, paint and renovate identified sites, under supervision from project leaders. Mornings, after breakfast, are free time. Work begins after lunch and continues until early evening.
***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances***