Help me help people in Sri Lanka!!

Yingjie Shi Start Date: Dec 9, 2016 - End Date: Apr 7, 2017
  • Sri Lanka

My Travel Story

by: Yingjie Shi Start Date: Dec 9, 2016 - End Date: Apr 7, 2017
Hi all! Thank you for reading my story!! :)
        Sri Lanka
has suffered tragedies from tsunamis to civil war, it's people subjected to the psychological aftermath these events bring. Yet with funding low, only 0.09 psychologists and 0.33 social workers are available per 100,000 of the population. 
        As a psychology student, in July 2017 I will be embarking on a Mental Health Volunteer for 5 weeks to  help individuals living through these experiences on their road to recovery, whilst gaining invaluable experience to learn from and utilize in the future. (my timetable was shown as the photo above!!)

        This programme is completely voluntary therefore I won't receive any payment, however there is a cost for me to go so I've began this campaign to start fundraising for my trip! All of the money raised goes to SLV and contributes towards food, accommodation, and around the clock support from both the Sri Lankan/national team. 

        Thank you very much in advance and I will be keeping everyone updated on my progress leading up to as well as after taking part in this really exciting experience!!

  • Sri Lanka