Volunteering in Sri Lanka

Jack Rayns Start Date: Jun 8, 2017 - End Date: Aug 14, 2017
  • Sri Lanka

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by: Jack Rayns Start Date: Jun 8, 2017 - End Date: Aug 14, 2017
I am Volunteering in Sri Lanka with SLVGlobal.com from 14th August for five weeks. I will be teaching English, helping those affected by the Tsunami and those effected by the civil war.

On my trip I will be travelling to Colombo, from there I will be taking a two hour trip to a family household who have kindly offered to take in volunteers working with SLV. While in Sri Lanka, I will be spending time in the Jungle and travelling to and from Volunteer Projects, such as teaching English to the Sri Lankan community. I will have a timetable for each week, which sets out which projects I will be attending each day. On the weekends I will be travelling around Sri Lanka, spending my time exploring the island. 

This is a mental health placement, it will be brilliant to help those who have felt the full impact of recent events. Also this will be a great project for my career as I am hoping to work in mental health. Furthermore, it will show me a different side to mental health, as life in Sri Lanka is very different to life in England, thus mental health will be different. 

I am very passionate about mental health and as the number of people with Mental health problems increases, I would love to be able to help in a county where mental health is less understood.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
  • Sri Lanka