The trip was arranged through a company called Projects Abroad. They send 10,000 volunteers abroad each year to 31 destinations worldwide and have 600 staff working in 31 destinations, ensuring that all volunteers have a safe and enjoyable trip.
The trip will involve building work in either a school or orphanage in Sri Lanka and also an opportunity to get involved with the children by doing craft sessions, fun sports events and perhaps trying some teaching in English of course!
Whilst the primary reason for the trip is to complete the building project assigned to our group, we will also have an opportunity for sightseeing in Sri Lanka and visit some of the beautiful tourist attractions including: the Elephant Orphanage, Kandy and we will also be visiting the lovely beaches.
Learners stayed in a hotel during the visit and had activities in the evening arranged for them by our dedicated Projects Abroad team in Sri Lanka, these included: meals out, traditional Sri Lanka dance evening and a cookery lesson.