Education and teaching in Sri Lanka

La Education is a right of all, and we aspire to independently guarantee gender, condition and disposition.

  • Get to know the culture and customs working hand in hand with the local population.
  • It supports children and adults in their educational system.
  • Contributes to use new teaching methods to motivate towards a better future.
  • Reinforce in the subjects in which they have deficiencies.
  • It brings experiences, experiences and a lot of love to all the boys and girls.

What is this program about?

You will have the opportunity to collaborate in several kindergartens, teach in a school for children with special needs in the mornings, and also teach children or adults in the afternoons. They are always happy to meet you and interact with you.

you can collaborate in different areas. We tell you a little about the differentSectors in which you will provide your support.

  • Preschool teaching:

The project consists of working as an assistant teacher in one of our many preschools. This program helps children from villages to improve their English skills. You may be asked to help teach drama, music and languages. You will also help other teachers and staff and may have to create lesson plans etc. All centers are well managed and supervised by officials from public and private institutions.

All institutions are more than 5 years old. They all share the same values ​​and aspire to create a better future for children. Some of them also offer free education.

  • Special Needs School:

Spend your time at the School for Special Needs, where you will be able to work with students with different health problems. Your affection, attention, and care will help these children gain the confidence and skills they deserve. You will support teachers and staff in caring for children and teaching them and involving them in various other activities.

You will enable them to lead a life as normal typical possible.

  • Teaching English to adults:

The objective of the adult English teaching program is to improve the skills and knowledge ofEnglish from grown ups. The aim of this program is to increase your confidence and your knowledge of English. Proficiency in English is one of the essential requirements for getting a suitable job in Sri Lanka. However, formal school education has failed to train people competent in the use of English. Therefore, we strive to teach people that they need help to learn English.

  • Children of the village:

In Sri Lanka, teaching English is quite expensive and most children in the villages cannot attend private lessons to improve their English skills. Therefore, within the framework of this project, you will teach English to the children of the villages after their school hours.

The classes will be taught in a community center or at the home of a parent who wants to provide a space to teach them. Since this project will only take place for 2-3 hours in the afternoon, it is suggested to combine it with another project that takes place in the morning.

How is the day to day and what will I do as a volunteer?

The day to day of the volunteer consists of a collaboration from Monday to Friday, approximately 4 or 5 hours, distributed during the morning or afternoon according to needs.

A typical volunteer day begins with breakfast at the accommodation with all the volunteers. At the end, the volunteers go to the project, where they meet with the local coordinator to organize the activities planned for the day.

Throughout the morning each volunteer contributes to the assigned tasks. A stop is made for lunch and, depending on the needs, they continue with the tasks or have free time.

The volunteer can visit nearby areas in his free time. In the evening, the group has dinner and prepares for the next day.

The activities that you will carry out during your volunteering are:

  • Mainly teaching English, but also drama, games, music, art and foreign languages.
  • Encourage children in academic work and promote the development of the whole child.
  • Help teachers and other staff.
  • Create teaching plans.
  • Prepare classes.
  • Special needs school.
  • Participate in educational activities with children as directed by teachers.
  • Communicate with children through creative activities.
  • Play games.
  • Teaching English to adults.
  • Teach to write and speak in English.
  • Improve communication skills in English.

Requirements to participate

  • Be over 18 years old (except if you are traveling with your parents).
  • Cover the cost of the program according to weeks.
  • Have a mandatory travel insurance.
  • Respect cultures and religions.
  • Not have a criminal record.
  • Be proactive.
  • Follow the rules of local accommodation and projects.
  • Have an entry and exit ticket to the country in allowed tourist time.
  • Have a valid passport with more than 6 months.
  • A criminal record certificate and cv.
  • You also need to be fluent in English.

Where will I be and when do I have to arrive?

Where will the accommodation be?

The volunteer’s house is located in one of our centers located 2-4 kilometers from the center of Kandy.

The accommodation has shared rooms for volunteers, with a capacity of 4-10 people per room (rooms distributed by gender).In addition, the accommodations have enough space for the volunteers to interact and enjoy their time.

In the volunteer houses you will find common areas to be, as well as to hold meetings and have meals all together.

What is volunteer accommodation like?

  • Bed in a safe room that you share with other volunteers of the same sex
  • 3 meals during the week (breakfast, lunch and dinner) 2 during the weekend
  • Shared bathroom
  • no towels
  • Access to laundry
  • Not air conditioning
  • Yes hot water
  • WIFI

Dates and method of arrival

The project starts every Monday where your presentation will take place. So it is recommended that you arrive on Sun.I go between 5:00 am and 9:00 pm to be picked up.

You will collaborate from Monday to Friday for approximately 5 hours distributed during the morning and afternoon, according to needs.

The project is open throughout the year except for the following dates where there are festivities and daily activities may be affected (ask for changes on those dates):

  • January 6th.
  • 7 march.
  • April 5 and 7.
  • April 10 to 15.
  • May 1 and May 5.
  • July 3.
  • August 1 and 30.
  • September 28.
  • December 25 and 26.

The local organization will welcome you at the Bandaranayake International Airport (CMB), if you arrive on Sundays between 5 am and 9 pm.

Depending on the time you arrive you will rest, and on Monday you will be given an orientation of the house, the project and the activities to be carried out. At that time, the coordinator responsible for the project or area where you will be assigned will tell you the norms, rules and procedures to follow during your volunteering.

From Tuesday onwards you will be self-sufficient to carry out your work as a volunteer.

How long can I go?

You can be in the project from 2 weeks until 12 weeks.

How do I sign up?

To sign up is very simple, you only have to follow 5 very important steps, the first thing is once you have read everything that is included and not included and the costs that you have in the country tab.

  1. Fill out this form with the dates you want.
  2. you get a confirmation square officer.
  3. Make a 1st contribution for sign up to the program.
  4. You make a video call with the coordinator to better prepare your arrival.
  5. Sign the international volunteer agreement and complete the rest of the payment as indicated by your coordinator.


What can I see during the weekend?

Since the weekends are free, you can go wherever you want. Here we tell you a little about this wonderful destination.

The more than 2,000 years of Sri Lankan history and culture can still be appreciated in every corner of its cities and in the details of its always beautiful ancient temples. With eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites and short distances between major sights, Sri Lanka is a country that, despite often falling under the radar on itineraries, has left travelers in awe.

Visit the sacred home of the world’s oldest living tree in Anuradhapura, stroll through Colombo’s colonial architecture, sunbathe on the pristine beaches that surround the territory, snorkel in the crystal clear waters, head to the hills for a temperature cooler and surround yourself with exuberant natural vegetation, visit two thousand year old temples or overwhelms at the sight of hundreds of elephants in Minneriya.

Traveling through Sri Lanka you will experience adventures from the highest and coldest mountains, such as the famous Adam’s Peak -a stepped mountain considered sacred in three different religions-, past the elephant refuges, to the calmer beaches of the north, near Trincomalee. , and its tiny one-story hostels facing the calm sea.