Boys Town - Nuwaraeliya

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Program Description

The De La Salle Brothers of Sri Lanka obtained the area in 1910 and created a Christian retreat which was later turned into the Boys’ Town. Nuwara Eliya Boys’ Town was developed to help these boys accomplish future goals based on talent and ability. The boys who reside in Boys’ Town have formed a community that is very close and they all exchange stories and talents. There is a four year residential training program open to underprivileged orphan children. As a volunteer, you will take care of these children by playing games, telling stories, helping them with art, or playing sports like football, volleyball, and cricket. You will be a great mentor and role model by showing them care and love. The Boys Town at Nuwara Eliya is a great place for voluntourism for singles, couples, groups, or even families. This facility has been fully renovated with great amenities and a restaurant. There are scenic views of Nuwara Eliya.

Highlights

Work closely with the staff under the guidance of the Director
Teach children English, German or French
Work with different sets of children in helping them work through issues
Provide recreation and sports to the children
Help design new and innovative programs
Help keep dormitories clean
Help with the class work

Qualifications

Have experience of informal and community education
Be able demonstrate an ability to work independently
Be able show a passion for using education for development
Have the ability to successfully manage time and prioritise tasks
Be fluent in English
Be capable and comfortable adapting to life in a less developed country with basic living conditions
Be able to adjust to life in another culture and a foreign language, and be able to work at all times with cultural sensitivity
Ideally have previous experience living, working or travelling in a developing country, though this is not essential
Be financially independent

Volunteer Types

Childcare/children

What`s Included

Visa paperwork (for projects over 24 weeks)
Airport pick up
Accommodation during orientation and entire project time
Breakfast every morning
Lunch every work day
Orientation
Free sim card
Sri Lanka travel guide
Map of Sri Lanka
Onsite Coordinator
24 hour emergency assistance
Written record of service completion (for volunteers that successfully complete their project)

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Program Locations

Nuwaraeliya, Sri Lanka

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Program Details

Provider:
SWARNABHOOMI
Location
  • Sri Lanka: Nuwaraeliya
Terms:
Throughout the year
Program Duration:
1-3 months
Languages:
English
Participants:
American, Asian, Australian, Canadian, European, Kiwi, South African, Worldwide
Cost:
USD 500

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