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  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
  • From
    £200
  • Duration
    1-24 Weeks
  • Accompanied age
    5+
  • Minimum age
    17+
  • Start dates
    1st & 3rd Saturday
  • From
    £200

Sri Lanka teaching volunteers

Are you looking for your chance to shine and to show off your creative and enthusiastic side? Your help is needed to improve the future of many underprivileged children in the local impoverished communities.

Your dedication and time will help massively to provide the education the children need in order to grow, develop and become independent. Your primary role will be to teach English and to support the local staff, but don’t think it will all be work, there will still be plenty of time to play fun new games!

You will be teaching in a nearby school that was setup and run by a local monk with the aid of UNESCO. With over 210 children attending everyday, you will be able to get fully involved with all aspects and age ranges (6 to 16 years old) the school offers. The average class size is 25 and you will have the opportunity to lead your own classes as well as assist with smaller groups.

"This is definitely a program, that if you're willing to dive head first into and get totally stuck into, will reward you in a million and one ways. The Mighty Roar has done such a good thing by providing this wonderful community with English classes, now all they need is more volunteers to carry on the good work!"

Not only this, but you will be able to give directly back to the local community by helping to teach after school classes at our accommodation. Every weekday (except Friday) from 4pm to 6pm, children from the nearby area rush to our house for additional English lessons and to have fun with our volunteers. You will be responsible for planning all lessons and to ensuring everyone is having fun and learning.

The ability to speak English is becoming of growing importance, especially with it being an international business language. With tourism on the increase and many of the well-paid jobs requiring English speakers, we want to give the poorer communities the chance they deserve.

For a developing country, Sri Lanka’s education system is very impressive and quite advanced. Education is taken seriously and nearly all children up to the age of 16 attend school. However, schools in the more remote and rural areas receive minimal funding and are expected to serve large communities. Facilities are often very basic and with some classes having up to 60 children, teachers are often under resourced.

Teaching within the local school will allow you to immerse yourself within the community and get to know more about the local culture. You will be able to see the impact your time has with the children and you will get to know and love them on more of a personal level.

The first thing you will notice when you arrive is how excited the children are to see you and how eager they are to learn! Conversing with fluent, native English speakers greatly improves their language skills and will help get the children set for their future education.

Use your creativity and knowledge to help these eager young minds reach their true potential by providing fun and exciting lessons. We encourage everyone to plan lessons during their free time and to make them as engaging and interactive as possible.

The teachers’ English speaking skills are by no means perfect, so it is an ideal time for you to fill an important gap in the children’s development. You will be teaching things like the alphabet, animal names, numeracy and nursery rhymes. If you are feeling confident you can then take control of some of the older classes and get involved with maths and other subjects.

Every day will offer you something different and the children will keep you on your toes with their funny questions and amazing attitude. You will spend every weekday morning within the school, typically working between 9am and 12pm. From Monday to Thursday we run a community class from 4pm to 6pm that we would really appreciate your help.

Located along the west coast of Sri Lanka that is famed for its beautiful beaches, this unique programme will allow you to enjoy the ultimate slice of Sri Lankan paradise.

You will be staying just a stones throw away from palm tree lined beaches that have crystal clear waters from the Indian Ocean. You will get to explore Sri Lanka’s rich cultural heritage, discover their stunning coastlines and live within the local community where everyone is so friendly.

Although an advantage, no previous experience is required. As long as you bring lots of positive energy and are enthusiastic then your efforts and time will contribute massively to the school and local community.

If you love to work with children and want to gain international work experience, this programme will add an edge to your CV. Many volunteers use our teaching programme to advance their career and to broaden their horizons for personal growth and development.

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