Support my Sea Turtle Volunteering month in Sri Lanka <3

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Hi! I'm Lauren, i'm in my second year at Liverpool John Moores University and I've decided to dedicate a month June/July in Sri Lanka with the Mighty Roar, a 100% ethical provider, to conserve critically endangered Sea Turtles. I will also be contributing my time and care on the teaching and childcare opportunities for the children in the town of Akurala- where I will be staying for the 4 weeks.

Any support at all, I will be most grateful for. All donations will be going towards my programme fee, which pours into e.g. more efficient equipment for our turtle hatcheries, financial aids at the kindergartens e.g. stationary and my accommodation fees.

Some of the most beautiful species of Sea Turtles such as the Hawksbill, Green Loggerhead and Leatherback, that live among the south coast of Sri Lanka like Hikkadua, Weligima and Marrissa are unfortunately living amongst dangerous, neglected habitats due to severe human interference.

My trip to Sri Lanka, will consist of living directly on the beach in a shared accommodation, where the purpose built turtle hatchery is located which will allow me to pour my efforts into:

-Night beach patrols (in search of sea turtles coming up to nest and transporting eggs found back to the hatchery to ensure chances survival)

-Hatchery Guarding (guarding the nests from potential predators and weighing, measuring and checking the hatchlings are fit for release)

-Releasing baby turtles (releasing newly hatched babies into the ocean after caring for them)

-Rescuing Sea Turtles at sea (after calls from local fisherman, I will take a boat out to the location to free the turtle from distress e.g. stuck within the Fishermans nets)

-Childcare and Teaching Volunteering- When I'm not completing my sea turtle duties, my commitments will lie at 'Happy Kids' Kindergarten and 'Sasmitha' Pre school, with children aged 3-5; supporting them in developing academically and personally. I hope to encourage them with my engaging, exciting and creative approaches, which I know I can achieve with ease.

I'm so excited to gain such a rewarding experience in the gorgeous country of Sri Lanka, which I'm absolutely dying to explore in my free time while i'm there. I will also be taking part in the 10-day travel excursion trip with the rest of the volunteers I'll be staying with, who I'm so excited to meet likeminded individuals just like myself.

Some of the places i'll be visiting/staying at are:

-Exploring Galle Fort and Surfing at Weligama

-Marissa- Whale watching boat tours and stick fishing

-Udawalawa- Safari through Udawalawa National park and Baby elephant sanctuary

-Train rides through Ella and Nine Arches Bridge

-Hike up Little Adams Peak and Ella Tea Plantations

-Kandy- Waterfalls, Temple of the sacred tooth, Climb to the top of Bahirawakanda Temple

-Sigriya Ancient Rock fortress- Climb and explore 'Lions Rock'

-Dambulla Caves- World heritage site

-Negombo- explore the city

I hope this gave you a deeper insight into how I will be spending my month in Sri Lanka, any donations however big or small will be greatly, greatly appreciated.




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  • Lauren Humphries

Donors

  • Nan & Grandad
  • Donated on Mar 05, 2024
  • Go for it girl! Very proud of the difference you will make out there. Love from Nan & Grandad xx

£100.00
  • Lucy & Jon Stevens
  • Donated on Mar 02, 2024
  • What an adventure you will have and you will make such a huge difference to the children and conservation of those beautiful turtles. Enjoy every second. Xxx

£20.00
  • Ashley Fox
  • Donated on Mar 02, 2024
  • Amazing work! Good luck!!

£20.00

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6 donors
  • Nan & Grandad
  • Donated on Mar 05, 2024
  • Go for it girl! Very proud of the difference you will make out there. Love from Nan & Grandad xx

£100.00
  • Lucy & Jon Stevens
  • Donated on Mar 02, 2024
  • What an adventure you will have and you will make such a huge difference to the children and conservation of those beautiful turtles. Enjoy every second. Xxx

£20.00
  • Ashley Fox
  • Donated on Mar 02, 2024
  • Amazing work! Good luck!!

£20.00
  • Kate Tutty
  • Donated on Mar 02, 2024
  • Fantastic cause Lauren so proud of you x

£20.00
  • Kimberley, Mitch Frankie and Louie
  • Donated on Mar 02, 2024
  • Have an amazing time Lauren ❤️ so proud x

£20.00
  • Mom & Dad
  • Donated on Mar 02, 2024
  • Well done Loz. Go and have an amazing adventure, just remember to answer your phone to us!!! Love you long time xx

£50.00

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