School Trips - Care Volunteering in Sri Lanka
With its ancient temples, varied colonial history and rich ecosystems, the charm of Sri Lanka is incredibly inviting. However, following the devastating effects of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the country is still trying to pick itself up and progress forward into the future. The momentum of this progress will be carried by the next generation and so, Projects Abroad is working hard to give these children the best start in life. Through a variety of mind-stimulating games and educational activities, your students will play a significant role in helping the children of Sri Lanka to learn the skills and knowledge required to progress into the next phase of their young lives.
Why should you consider Projects Abroad for School Trips and Educational Visits?
Your students will gain a wealth of knowledge and new skills that can’t be taught in the classroom; these can only be experienced and admired from being fully immersed in a new culture and environment. Each trip is customised and tailored to the needs of your group, so whether you want to combine certain projects or you want to include some more travelling, we will do everything possible to make this happen. With 25 years of experience behind us, Projects Abroad ensures that not only will your group have a worthwhile and fulfilling experience, but you’ll always be safe and supported throughout your trip, and you’ll return with memories that will last a lifetime.
- Care & Community in Sri Lanka 14 Days
Day 1 – Arrival
Day 2 – Project induction and a tour of Colombo | meet and greet the children | Temple visit
Day 3 – Activity day at Panadura with afternoon sports | Visit to the beach
Day 4 – Arts & crafts, games and activities with children at Care Centre | Bowling
Day 5 – Sports, games and activities with children at Care Centre | Cooking lesson
Day 6 – Games and activities with children at Care Centre | Travel to Kandy | Traditional dancing
Day 7 – Explore Kandy and the Temple of the Tooth | Climb Sigiriya Rock Fortress
Day 8 – Visit the Elephant Park Sanctuary | Market shopping | Travel back to Colombo
Day 9 – Educational games with children at Care Centre | Sports at Tsunami Camp School | Movie night
Day 10 – Arts & crafts with children at Care Centre | Recreational games and music
Day 11 – Games and activities with children at Care Centre | Sports at Tsunami Camp School | Dinner and live music
Day 12 – Songs, dancing and games with children at Care Centre | Last day at Tsunami Camp School
Day 13 – Farewell party at Care Centre | Shopping in Colombo markets | Farewell dinner
Day 14 – Departure Day
Prices from £1,195pp
*Excludes flights and visas
What size groups do you cater for?
All group sizes of 5 or more. Free staff place with each 9 students.
Is there first aid on site?
The group will be accompanied by Projects Abroad staff throughout the trip who are trained in the correct procedures to follow regarding medical emergencies or illness. We’re fully insured, we offer 24 hour support from our local team and out team in the UK. We also conduct a full risk assessment prior to the trip that meets our strict health and safety guidelines. Projects Abroad is a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s “Travel Aware” campaign and all of our placements are fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure travel Sector. We are also an aspirant member of the Expedition Providers Association (EPA). Projects Abroad is a partner of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office’s “Know Before You Go” campaign and all of our placements are fully researched, safety audited and risk assessed in accordance with the British Standard BS8848 for the Adventure travel Sector. We are also an aspirant member of the Expedition Providers Association (EPA).
Do you offer access for visitors with disabilities?
Disabled facilities can be offered on request.
Do you cater for visitors with Special Educational Needs (SEN)?
Visitors with special educational needs can be catered for on request.
Our experienced staff will guide you every step of the way, whether it’s providing you with fundraising support or writing you a tailor-made schedule to your exact specifications, we will go the extra mile to make sure that your group has a safe and unforgettable trip. We can also come in and give a presentation to the staff, students and parents to answer any questions and inform you about the exciting and worthwhile adventure that lies ahead.
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