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Group Size: Max 10
Trip code: SLTM
Duration: 2-6 weeks
Jet over to southern Sri Lanka and teach Buddhist monks English in the Pirivera (Buddhist Schools). You’ll help monks aged anywhere between 6 and 50 to improve their English reading, writing and speaking and discover Buddhist culture as you interact with monks in the classroom. In your free time, you can discover famous Buddhist sites in the area, and travel around the rest of Sri Lanka. It is an unforgettable cultural experience!
Teach basic and intermediate level English to Buddhist monks in the Galle area, focussing on speaking, reading and writing.
Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka are very keen to learn English. However, Buddhist schools are currently struggling with a lack of funding and teaching expertise. As a volunteer, you can make a huge difference to the quality of teaching in Buddhist schools.
You will have limited resources (usually just a blackboard), and so you should be prepared to take the initiative and devise interesting and engaging lessons with limited means. Volunteers who put the most in always get the most out of their experience. Work hard, take the initiative and have an amazing time making a difference in Sri Lanka!
A Typical Volunteer Day
You will volunteer from Monday to Friday each week. A typical day of volunteering might look like this:
7:00am. Breakfast at your volunteer house.
8:30-11am. Lesson planning and preparation.
12:45-5:00pm. Teach one 2-3 hour class between the hours of 12:45 and 5pm.
Evening. Free to relax and explore.
Your weekends are free to chill out or explore. You will be staying in the southern area of Sri Lanka between the wonderful beach town of Unawatuna and Galle city. Why not spend your weekends chilling by the sea or exploring the Unesco World Heritage Site of Galle? You could also organise trips to Kandy, the cultural capital of Sri Lanka, discover elephants in Pinnawela, check out Yala National Park, wander the rock fortress of Sigiriya, and more! The local team can help you plan your weekend excursions.
Please note: The school year starts in June and ends in March.
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