In September 2016 i am undergoing a volunteering project in Sri Lanka for 4 weeks. It is a completely self-funded through a non-government funded company called Plan My Gap Year who provide me with accommodation and food for my stay out there. Volunteering comes at a big price, therefore I am aiming to raise money for my trip through this site. I would be forever grateful for any donation, big or small to help me get there.
The ability to speak English is becoming of growing importance in Sri Lanka. The two main sources of income in Sri Lanka come from tourism and migrant workers going to the Middle East. Both occupations require the ability to speak English – the world’s global language. However, the level of English teaching in government schools is limited. Class sizes are large and the teachers’ English speaking skills are by no means perfect.
The facilities at the schools in Sri Lanka are very basic, particularly the classrooms that get extremely cramped as average class sizes are around 40 to 60 children. So my aim is to give the poorer children of Ambalangoda, the same opportunities as their more wealthy peers so they too have the chance to develop their ability to speak English.
I will be teaching at an after-school education programme that works in communities displaced by the 2004 Tsunami – known as Tsunami villages and temple schools where i will also have the amazing opportunity to teach to Buddhist monks!
All of the money raised will go directly towards donations to help and improve these children's lives and will hopefully help these children have the education that they deserve.
If you would like to find on more information about my trip to Sri Lanka and what i will be doing and how i will be contributing through the four weeks then go check out the plan my gap year website - http://www.planmygapyear.co.uk/volunteer-in-sri-la...