Home for Girls - Galle

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Program Description

This is a home that is run by the Buddhist Ladies Society of Galle. This centre is located about 100 km away from Colombo and is located in Dangedara, Galle which is in the Southern Province. Children and young offenders or victims stay at this home until their situation changes. There are around 32 girls, a matron as well as two assistants.

This centre is run by ten committee members and has a newly built building along with older buildings. This is a great area for the girls to play and explore. The centre is surrounded by tropical trees and beautiful green gardens. These girls are in need of friendship with those who are willing to understand them and take the time to visit. These girls are all very talented and volunteers will be able to encourage these talents and growth.

Highlights

Provide activities and fun for children
Teach them to read and write or help them with the school work and with the learning that they did before they came to the centre
Teach them English
Teach them to develop skills and talents
Provide them with vocational training if necessary
Provide counseling services as a friend and mentor
Help serve meals
Help staff maintain the centre
Assist with gardening
Teach children good manners and healthy habits

Qualifications

Have experience of informal and community education
Be able demonstrate an ability to work independently
Be able demonstrate a passion for using education for development
Have the ability to successfully manage their time and prioritize tasks
Be fluent in English
Be capable and comfortable to 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 is not essential
Be able to financially support themselves

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
Free 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

Galle, Sri Lanka

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Program Details

Provider:
SWARNABHOOMI
Location
  • Sri Lanka: Galle
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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