Environment awareness and creation of an organic garden in a local community
- Accommodation and food: 100.00 Euro
- Transportation: 25.00 Euro
- Activities: 25.00 Euro
- Hosting organisation support: 50 Euro
Description: The workcamp will take place in a local community where the biggest waste sorting center and the only place with a plastic incinerator of the district are situated. The waste issues are important in Sri Lanka, between the insufficient public service and the wild animals which scatter the waste anywhere. The environment is saturated with unsorted waste that degrades and sabotages the natural landscape.
With the urban council, we would like to work together to build a more sustainable lifestyle, and raise awareness of this issue across all generations.
Type of Work: The main activity is to create and build an organic garden/farming. The volunteers will also have to clean the road around the waste sorting center, separate plastic, organic and glass waste. In a second step, the volunteers will raise awareness among the young generation at the local school and in the community on these issues by creating educational activities. Finally, intercultural and exchange activities will be planned during the whole workcamp.
Study Theme: Interculturality, environment, sustainable communities, education.
Accommodation: You will receive basic accommodation on the site in different rooms or in open areas (be prepared to sleep on the floor with a mattress). You will have access to basic sanitary facilities. Be aware that the facilities might not be like the ones you are used to. The food will be mostly vegetarian : rice and vegetables cooked by volunteers with the help of the local community.
Language: Sinhalese and Tamil are the local languages that can be spoken by national volunteers. English will be the main language spoken by all volunteers and the management team.
Requirements: Bring : mosquito net, mosquito lotion and a sleeping bag or sheets, sunscreen, personal pharmacy. To work : a cap, long sleeve shirt, shoes and gloves. Cultural tips : clothes which cover your body fully Some pictures of your family, your friend and your home. Bring things to share your culture such as traditional clothes or anything you think is important to share to the local community.
Approximate Location: The workcamp will take place in a local community in Kandy district.
Notes: Visa cost for one month = 37 USD (easy online procedure to make at least one week before coming) Travel costs to Kandy are not covered.
Sri Lanka is going through a major economical and political crisis these days affecting the daily life of Sri Lankans : increase of food, gas, petrol, electricity / power cuts / protests that can sometimes lead to imposed curfew by the government. Don’t worry, you will always be safe with SCI members. Also the workcamps are situated in small rural communities, far from the potential protests of the cities. Just keep in mind that this could affect your travel a little, after/before the workcamp (even if most of the time the curfew doesn’t apply to tourists).