The central focus of the Teaching project in Sri Lanka is to offer English classes to locals who are unable to afford private language lessons. Volunteers are also required to teach other subjects, including Physical Education and Computer Science. Volunteers are placed in local temples, pre-schools and villages, where they will usually take 2 to 3 classes per day with students ranging in age from 3 to 15 years old. Volunteers who are placed in villages live with local host families and teach at local schools, working with 5 to 15 students per class. Volunteers also have the opportunity to teach Buddhist monks at a Monastery near Kandy, however there is a minimum program duration of 2 weeks required for this placement. Teaching will usually take place in the afternoon as most monks attend university and visit village ceremonies in the mornings. Volunteers will therefore plan their lessons in the morning or help with the maintenance and repair of classrooms. On all Teaching placements, volunteers may also be required to teach subjects such as Maths, Science, Computer Studies or Physical Education. Volunteers do not need to be qualified or experienced teachers to participate on the Teaching project, however they must be fluent in English and confident in their ability to teach both written and verbal English skills to students of all ages.
Projects based in and around the sacred city of Kandy
Accommodation in volunteer houses and homestays
Program fees include airport pick-up, orientation, accommodation, meals and 24/7 in-country support
Other project options include Temple Renovation and Wild Elephant Conservation