i am raising funds to volunteer in sro lanka because i want to help the disadvantaged children and give someone back to them and there community so they once again feel like they are worth something.
I am also training to become a child psychotherapist one day so this will help me gain some relevantexperience to bring back to the uk
Here is what plan my gap year say about the program\
In Sri Lanka today institutional care is the fate of many children who have been abandoned by their parents. According to UNICEF, out of over 21,000 children in orphanages in Sri Lanka, one or both parents of over 19,000 of them are still alive. Poverty is a root cause with families feeling they cannot afford to adequately provide for the child and give them the education and start in life they need and deserve.
Your role is to help encourage and care for these children, provide them with much needed confidence and to help maximise their potential. Volunteering with children is a highly rewarding experience and one that people from all backgrounds can get involved in The projects we work with provide a much needed safety net for these vulnerable children and the more help and encouragement they can get from volunteers, the better and brighter their future.