Tribal VillageTeacher

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founded in 2010
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Coordinator | Patrick
Coordinator | Patrick

High­lights

Help the Project to give the children at a Sri Lankan village proper knowledge in English in order to give them a better and secure future.
Expand and gain new skills in teaching and share your skills and knowledge to children!
Work alongside an amazing team of staff/teachers and other volunteers!
Experience a new culture, tradition and enjoy the simplicity of life!
Make unforgettable memories!
Come now and spend a week teaching children in a tribal village located in the countryside of Sri Lanka and experience a unique lifestyle like no other! This volunteer program is especially suitable for:
Age 18+
Singles
Couples
Groups

Come now and spend 4 weeks in a tribal village located in the countryside of Sri Lanka and experience a unique lifestyle like no other. Be part of the Sri Lankan indigenous people called ‘Vedda’!

 

This project is designed for volunteers to teach at a tribal village in Sri Lanka and as a volunteer you will stay at a house with a host family and experience the very basic yet simple lifestyle of these people. You will teach at the village pre-school where you will have a highly active and eager to learn bunch of kids to teach. You can always use teaching aids, stories and books to explain them more in a simple way. Your challenge will be to teach these kids who have had a very little exposure to English yet will be eagerly waiting for you to teach them.

 

Accept the challenge to go beyond your comfort zone and realize how these people live with so little. Work at an entirely exciting and different atmosphere. Share your knowledge with the kids in the village and teach them Basic English, pronunciations, vocabularies which will encourage them to learn more. The kids are always glad to meet and learn from you so, for a minimum stay of 4 weeks, come now and have this challenging yet fulfilling experience!

Typical day

After breakfast, you will teach at the pre-school from 8.00 to 12.00 where you will be engaging in the following tasks:
  • Teaching English to children
  • Preparing lesson plans 
  • Engaging in games and other interactive activities to improve their spoken and written English abilities

Free-time activities

This project is located in Dambana. This is a remote village 94 km away from Kandy which is the home for the indigenous people in Sri Lanka called Vedda. The Vedda community consists of about 300 families only in total and only live in this village. They live according to their own way of life which they have practiced for hundreds of years. They mainly survive by farming and hunting. Though this community has been influenced by the outside main culture of Sri Lanka, they are still striving to preserve their traditions and unique lifestyles.

Swimming
Sightseeing
Climbing
Safari/
Zoo
Hiking
Sports

Require­ments

In order to join the program you need to be at least 18 years old on the program start date. There might be exemptions if you can provide the permission of your legal guardian(s) or if your are accompanied by your parents.
Language Skills
You need to speak English (basic level)
Criminal Background Check
required
Education Requirements
at Highschool level
Required Documents
CV, Letter of motivation, Application Form, 2 pictures and Liability Waiver and Volunteer Policy forms
Nationality Restrictions
No restrictions. Helping hands from all over the world are welcome.
Time Commitment
Your helping hand will be required on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 08:00 - 12:00

What's Included

Services by Fronteering Travel

The Fee includes:

  • Placement
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Airport Pick up & drop off.
  • Ongoing service
  • Tours
  • 24/7 Emergency contact

Airport Pickup at Bandaranaike International Airport

The volunteers need to fly into CMB (Bandaranayake International Airport). First; you will meet the project’s transfer coordinator. He will meet you at the meeting point (paging area) in the airport upon your arrival and arranges your transfer to our center in Kandy or Ambalangoda according to the program you have booked. You will need to get a SIM Card as well. After passing through customs, make sure you stay on the same floor. Our Coordinator will be waiting for you in front of this entrance with a sign displaying the name of the project. He/She will not move to find you as they have firm instructions. Due to the many different personal plans and return flight times people have, the project found it logistically simpler to send participants to the nearest bus station and allow them to make their own way; whether it is to do more travelling or return to the airport. A Transfer back to the airport is not provided.

Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a traditional homestay located in Dambana village. The facilities will be basic, where the participants will be able to see the way of life in this tribal village.

Guest Family
Food & Beverages

You will be provided with three meals a day on weekdays and two meals per day on weekends. The meals are mainly Sri Lankan food, consisting mainly of vegetarian dishes including rice and vegetables. 

Internet Access
Sorry, no access at the project site
What's NOT included?
Visa, flights, travel insurance or vaccinations are NOT included in the program fees.
Flight Tickets
The nearest airport is Bandaranaike International Airport (CMB) in Colombo. We assist you to find cheap flights to Sri Lanka.
Travel Insurance
Going abroad is an adventure and it is always best to be prepared. Sudden illness or injury, cancellation or theft - a travel insurance for Sri Lanka provides security and is a plus to have.
Vaccines
If you are intending to volunteer in Sri Lanka you should seek medical advice before starting your social journey. Check your required vaccinations for Sri Lanka.

Dates & Fees

NO CREDIT CARD FEES

Details on arrival

Year round however, you should keep in mind that the project requires applicants to arrive on a Saturday or a Sunday (Must arrive before 21:00hrs)! If applicants arrive on any other day, they will have to arrange their own transfers.

Availability
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Duration
4 - 4 weeks

Program fees

Costs: Prices in USD
4 weeks (min. stay)
$ 2,195
4 weeks (max. stay)
$ 2,195
Average fees
$ 549 /week

Please note that the above shown program fees are estimated and subject to exchange rate fluctuations. Fronteering Travel will let you know about the final price during your application process.
Deposit (15%)
The deposit is simply to reserve your volunteer placement. Payments are handled by PayPal, our trusted global payment provider. If you don't have a PayPal account, you can also pay using a credit card.
Final Payment (85%)
Your final payment will be agreed with Fronteering Travel during the application process. Common solutions are either via bank transfer or cash at arrival at the project site.

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Tribal VillageTeacher

Come now and spend a week teaching children in a tribal village located in the countryside of Sri Lanka and experience a unique lifestyle like no other!

$549/week

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