Trabajo social con niños in Sri Lanka

Working with Children with Special Needs

The vocational training center carries out formal classes for children with special needs who need to develop their skills. Volunteers from various backgrounds are welcome, as they can choose artistic, technical or other skills to work on and share. They can also share their experiences and enthusiasm with children who not always have the chance of attending formal schooling or vocational training for free.

You may enjoy this program in Badulla, a location in the north of Sri Lanka. This place can be reached with a 12-hour train from Colombo, which is also a great idea to look at the new scenery and have a view of the landscape. The train leaves every day at 5:30am from Colorado Fort Train Station, except on Sundays, and its price is around Rs1000 (20 USD). The local team that will await you may book your tickets in advance if you please. They will also meet you at the airport and lead you to the train, which we highly recommend because of the gorgeous landscapes you can see throughout your journey.

Please note that vocational schools are on holiday during April, August and December. If you plan to participate in this program during these periods, please contact us to arrange the best dates for you.

Working With Children

Many children in Sri Lanka are left orphaned and uncared for because of poverty or a very low standard of living. They live in orphanages, but these places are very poor in their resources. Volunteers who join this project help the staff working at the orphanage with their daily routines such as bathing, dressing, feeding and assisting the children. They also organize physical activities, provide education regarding personal and environmental hygiene and cleaning duties. Based on their experience, volunteers may also give English lessons and help older kids with their homework.

Volunteers may choose in which location they would like to participate in this program, and the current options are Badulla, Galle and Wattala. They need to follow a very strict dressing code; they should dress conservatively, and wear knee length clothing and appropriate tops.

Please note that this project involves working with children at risk, so volunteers need to commit to this program for at least three-weeks.

Volunteer in Bali and learn about its people and its actual culture away from the touristic resorts. Enjoy this culturally fascinating location, while you volunteer and teach children and other people in need.

 

Although Bali is part of Indonesia, it is commonly thought that it is a separate country. Its people show a wonderful mix of different Pacific Asian cultures. Its most special features are its food, strongly influenced by Hindu traditions, and Balinese dance, a delight to be experienced in this location.

 

Volunteering allows you to get some first-hand insight into the real culture that lies beyond the wealth of touristic spots like hotels or casinos. As part of Connecting Worlds, we want volunteers and interns to bring the best out of themselves while helping locals in different projects that are designed to be sustainable and responsible towards the people and the environment.

 

You can see more projects in the options above. They are updated regularly, so make sure to check on them to always find new opportunities and projects with CW Abroad.

What’s included in our fair-cost policy?

 

All our programs include a fixed price Registration Fee of US$249 and a Program Fee that varies according to the duration of the program and the services included.

 

The Registration Fee covers the costs of all that Connecting Worlds has to do in order to organise the experience in an efficient manner and offer each participant a quality program. These costs include marketing, staff salaries, travel costs of staff who visit and inspect each of the programs on offer and Connecting Worlds’ solidarity fund among others. We need this fee just to sustain the organization.

 

The Program Fee is the total cost of everything related to the services that the volunteer will be able to take advantage of upon arrival to the destination of their choice. For example, accommodation, meals, transfers, the donation made to the volunteer project, welcome orientation and constant 24/7 support. The payment for this fee goes directly to the country in which the volunteer will be stationed, directly benefiting the local community. It’s a fee which helps organisations that work in the country associated with the program at hand to move forwards with their projects and generate work opportunities for the local community.

 

Thanks to our fair-cost policy, the volunteer benefits from not having to pay high fees and our local partners benefit from being able to invest in their projects and keep things moving forwards. Connecting Worlds also benefits from keeping the costs of its programs as low as possible because we get the opportunity to support local communities and make a difference in our own small but important way.

 

Kindergarten

In this project, volunteers teach elementary English to 4-to-5-year-old Balinese children in Kindergarten level. It is priceless for children to be able to gain experience in language learning from a very young age before they start school. Local children do not find it common to see foreigners, so they will be extremely pleased and welcomed to meet you. 

Volunteers need to truly love to work with young children and be flexible enough to understand their needs and way they behave. This program is less formal than a regular Teaching English project, as children will expect volunteers to play with them rather than to give them formal lessons. Still, giving children linguistic exposure to English is already worth it to prepare them for their future education. Bear in mind that, because of holidays, the Kindergarten project will not be open in June, July, August and December.

Program Fees:

 

Volunteer duration Program Fee USD*
1 week 295
2 weeks 440
3 weeks 585
4 weeks 715
5 weeks 840
6 weeks 960
8 weeks 1190
10 weeks 1420

 

*Please note: All Volunteer programs in Bali attract a refundable* Registration Fee of USD 249 on top of the program Fee. A 5% international banking fee is added at point of payment.You can calculate the value of your currency in US dollar using this currency convertor.

 

*Please read our refund policy.

What do my fees pay for?

 

Registration Fee:  Discounted program fees, Support and guidance from CW staff, program marketing costs, staff salary, pre-departure assistance, CW Solidarity Fund,  administration costs, travel costs to inspect programs and communication costs with volunteers.

 

Program Fee:  Accommodation in a guest house, 3 meals per day from Monday to Friday, 2 meals per day during the weekends, airport pick-up, orientation, program supervision, in-country 24/7 volunteer support and in-country administration costs.

 

What’s no included:  Air tickets, Vaccinations, Certificate of Good conduct, Visa, Local travels,  transfer back to the airport at conclusion of program, Personal expenses and International Insurance against sickness, accident and 3er party liability. In addition to providing health insurance, the plan must cover medical evacuation and repatriation. Our participants in Bali generally find USD 30 to be sufficient for basic weekly expenses.