Trip Details

Are you looking for valuable experience during your gap year? As a voluntary participant on the teaching project, you’ll get to share your English skills with enthusiastic children while developing your own teaching knowledge. By investing your time in the children’s education, you can have a positive impact on their future, setting them on pathways to success. With a good knowledge of the English language, these children will have opportunities to access further education, and prosper in their future careers. You can choose to assist the teaching of pre-school children from 8am to 11:30am every day, inspiring them with your imaginative and enjoyable activities. Or alternatively, you can spend your time teaching at a government school for underprivileged children near Hanguranketha city. While at the school, your teaching of English will need to follow the syllabus set out by the government’s education department but there is still room for creativity to make the lessons interesting and memorable for the children. You’ll also be assisting teachers to develop children’s communication skills as well as identifying and addressing children’s special educational needs.

Please Note: Projects start on a Monday, however you should arrive over the weekend on either Saturday or Sunday.

Trip Itinerary

Monday to Friday

Your activities while teaching at the schools will be varied and as interesting as you make them. The schedule of your day will be given to you at the beginning of your week. However, it is likely that, in addition to teaching the children, you will be expected to assist the local staff with all activities necessary to ensure the smooth day-to-day running of the school.

Trip Accommodation

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

  • Departures/ drop offs
  • Flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Vaccination
  • Visa