Home for Girls - Kilinochchi

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Program Description

In 1950, the Children Home was established in Kilinochchi, the center of Northern Sri Lanka. This Children Home created an orphanage to benefit the local community and to care for 117 boys and 40 girls who were adversely affected by war and the aftermath of the tsunami. The Children Home ensures that these children have all the fundamentals of shelter, food, and clothing. Consider donating your time and effort to caring for these disadvantaged children.

The orphanage sits on about 50 acres of land. There are three different groups: boys, girls, and kids. Each go to school daily and many of the expenses are paid for through donations, INGOs and NGOs, as well as a couple of income-generating projects. The orphanage features dairy farming and coconut, rice paddy and vegetable cultivation. These are used for daily subsistence in the orphanage. The orphanage has also planted teak tree and kajureena trees for income-generation and to farm their own wood in order to reduce expense. The older children are provided with vocational training including sewing, tailoring, beauty school, envelope making and ICT training. There are usually around 28 teachers and 10 volunteers. They teach courses like Maths, English, Sinhalese, and other important subjects.

Highlights

Work closely with the staff under the guidance of the Director
Teach children English, German or French
Work with different sets of children to help them get over the difficulties they face in daily life
Provide recreation and sports to the girls
Help them to design new and innovative programs
Help them to keep the dormitories clean
Help them with class work

Qualifications

Have experience with 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 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
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

Kilinochchi, Sri Lanka

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Program Details

Provider:
SWARNABHOOMI
Location
  • Sri Lanka: Kilinochchi
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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