Trip Details

Stay a week in tribal village in the countryside and experience the unique lifestyle of Sri Lankan indigenous people called ‘Vedda’.

Accept the challenge to go beyond your comfort zone and immerse yourself in how these people live with so little. Share your knowledge with the kids in the village and teach them Basic English, encourage them to learn more. The kids are always glad to meet and learn from you.

After your introduction week, your project is to teach at a tribal village in Sri Lanka. You will stay at a house with a host family and experience the very basic yet simple life style of these people. You will teach at the village pre school where you will have a highly active and eager to learn bunch of kids to teach. You can always use teaching aids, stories and books to explain in a simple way. Your teaching hours will be from 8 to 12.00.

Trip Itinerary

You will volunteer at the Pre-School from 08.00am to 12.00pm. A weekly schedule may look like this:

Monday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at School
  • Lunch
  • Lesson Plan
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Tuesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at School
  • Lunch
  • Lesson Plan
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Wednesday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at School
  • Lunch
  • Lesson Plan
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Thursday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at School
  • Lunch
  • Lesson Plan
  • Dinner
  • Free Time

Friday

  • Breakfast
  • Volunteer at School
  • Lunch
  • Lesson Plan
  • 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

Dambana is a remote village 94 km away from Kandy which is the home for the indigenous people in Sri Lanka called Vedda. The Vedda community consists of about 300 families only in total and only live in this village. They live according to their own way of life which they have practiced for hundreds of years. They mainly survive by farming and hunting. Though this community has been influenced by the outside main culture of Sri Lanka, they are still striving to preserve their traditions and unique lifestyles.

Accommodation & Food

You will be accommodated in a traditional homestay located in Dambana village. The facilities will be basic, volunteers will really get to experience the culture and way of life in a tribal village.

Food Arrangements
You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are mainly Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables.

 

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