TEACHING VOLUNTEER - HILL COUNTRY 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, see starting dates in the description, participation fee 175€ per week, culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€
- Code : G/LK/TVHC2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ENG / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
GREENLION SRI LANKA
Teaching at Pre-Schools We at a government and a private preschools at Hanguranketha. The school runs from 8:00 am to 11:30 am everyday and the children learn basic reading and writing. They are taught alphabets and numbers and also play games and have several fun-based activities to fuel their learning process. You will mainly help students improve their English by teaching them basic english and speaking to them so that they learn the to interact in the language. You can also conduct and participate in activities such as singing and playing games with the children. Teaching at Schools We will also participate at government school for underprivileged children which is 6 kilometres from Hanguranketha city. The school has 150 students and 10 teachers. All the children attending the school come from the farming community and live very close to the school. The school follows the government syllabus as prescribed by the education department. Participants spend their time teaching children English and helping them develop communication skills. as well as assisting teachers and identifying students with special needs to provide them with special classes. The project aims to give children a good education in order to give them a better and secure future.
You will be accommodated in our center which is located few kilometers away from the town center. Our rooms allocate 4-6 people based on a single-gender basis and shared toilet with your roommates. There is a beautiful garden to relax in and dining and lounge areas where you can hang out with fellow participants. Furthermore, there is a refrigerator which you are welcome to use to store food and beverages. Safety lockers are available to store your belongings. We do not have Wi-Fi at the centre. You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are a mix of Western and Sri lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables.
Hanguranketha is an ancient city had been a thriving paddy field in the ancient time and it was named “Sangaruwan ketha”, later the name changed to the present name Hanguranketha. The city was very useful for the kings of Sri Lanka, especially during the Kandyan period. It was used as the camp city during the troubled period for the kings and the country, due to the south Indian invasions. Many kings had abandoned the royal capital of Kandy in the past and used Hanguranketha as the temporary capital of the island. The city came to being mainly due to temporary occupation of kings in the past. The city was also known as “Diyatilaka” in the past. Our house is located few kilometers away from the city center, where you can find anything you might need. The nearest ATM and supermarket are located a 15 minute walk away from our accommodation. Gala Uda fortress: Diyatala Kanda is located near the city of Hanguranketha is a well known mountain with historical value. The summit of the mountain commands a panoramic view over the surrounding region. Potgul Maliga Maha Vihara: This Buddhist temple is one of the most visited religious sites in Hanguranketha. Some of the materials used for the construction are recovered from the Hanguranketha Palace, which was destroyed by the British. Kitulpe Ranpatge Vihara: This Buddhist temple is one of the several temples that are dating back to Anuradhapura (4 BC to 11 AD) period. Some of the artifacts recovered from the site are dating back to Anuradhapura period. Panchanari Getaya: Panchanari Getaya is an example of fine craftsmanship of the ancient Sri Lankan artisans. It is a stone carving depicting five female dancers. This rare piece of stone carving is located near the Vishnu Devala.
Program participant criteria: Good knowledge and proficiency in English. Participants with body tattoos need to be covered and those who have visible piercings must take the ring/studs/etc out while at the placement. Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 175€ per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends), culture week mandatory to start the programme: 175€. Compulsory starting dates for 2017: 02/01 – 16/01 – 06/02 – 20/02 – 06/03 – 20/03 – 03/04 – 17/04 – 01/05 – 15/05 – 05/06 – 19/06 – 03/07 – 10/07 – 17/07 – 24/07 – 07/08 – 21/08 – 04/09 – 18/09 – 02/10 – 16/10 – 06/11 – 20/11 – 04/12 – 18/12. Reception at BIA (Bandaranayake International Airport) on Saturdays and Sundays.