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Environmental Conservation Project

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Strengths

  • Contribute to the fight against global warming
  • Helping to preserve the natural environment in Sri Lanka
  • Participate in raising awareness of local communities for the protection of ecosystems in Sri Lanka

Program description

Objective: The broader theme of this project is “Save our Planet” and to help fight the biggest challenge of our times – Climate Change. The goal is to conserve, protect and sustain our natural environment around us, as well as to bring about a change in the way our community thinks about, and acts upon, this important subject.

The project covers a wide range of activities and initiatives that positively impact the health of our natural environment including, but not limited to, mangrove reforestation, organic farming, recycling education, coral restoration, beach and river cleanups, and building eco-friendly products that benefit the environment.

 

Background to this Program: We live in a time where the Earth is at its most vulnerable. Natural ecosystems have declined substantially resulting in loss of biodiversity, man-made pollution has reached unimaginable levels and climate change has become humanity’s greatest challenge. It is clear we need to change the way we interact with nature and change fast. In order to preserve the earth for future generations, we not only need to reduce the amount of harm that human activities have on the environment but also support the natural world as much as we can.

 

Just like the rest of the planet, here in Sri Lanka, our beautiful natural environment needs to be protected and preserved for future generations, as well as for the vast natural flora and fauna that have been native to us for centuries. Environmental conservation is a vast topic that covers multiple areas in different parts of the world. For this project, we have chosen to conduct a range of initiatives that, we believe, will have a lasting impact in addressing the key environmental issues that affect the natural ecosystems of our beloved island.

 

What our Participants do on the Project:

 

Volunteers participate in a range of activities spread across 5 important initiatives as per below:

 

1) REFORESTATION

Mangrove Restoration – Mangrove ecosystems are vitally important in sustaining

marine environments.

 

2) RECYCLING

Recycling Education

Building EcoBricks 

 

3) ORGANIC FARMING

 

4) MARINE CONSERVATION

Coral Reef Restoration

 

5) ENVIRONMENTAL CLEAN-UPS

Beach Cleaning 

River Cleaning

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Where is your project

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Included in the price

  • Airport transfer Colombo <-> project (round trip). Airport pick-up on arrival (Saturdays between 8am and 5pm) and return transfer (Saturdays between 10am and 7pm).
  • Local transport
  • All Meals
  • Accommodation in the volunteer house
  • Orientation session and daily briefing
  • Training and supervision

Not included in the price

  • Airline tickets
  • Travel and repatriation insurance
  • Visa
  • Additional day/nights at the volunteer house (20 euros per day)
  • Personal expenses

Your accommodation

Located on a quiet hillside in the Unawatuna area (15 minutes drive from the centre of Galle), the volunteer house offers a breathtaking view of the beach and the turquoise waters of the Indian Ocean. With a maximum capacity of 48 people, the volunteers are spread over three floors in 11 multiple rooms for 4 to 6 people, with an in-room bathroom and ocean view. For couples and families, or those requiring privacy, single, double and family rooms are available at an additional cost. 

Activities

Additional information

Since this project involves a significant amount of field work in a tropical climate, we recommend participants to wear casual, light and comfortable clothing that suits the type of activities listed above.

Clothing should be comfortable yet conservative – no excessive skin should be shown as locals tend to be on the conservative side being a majority Buddhist country.

Quick-dry material (or wet suit) is recommended (but not mandatory) when in close contact with water (e.g., river cleaning on canoes). Footwear can be comfortable sneakers or sandals/flipflops. Sunscreen recommended since a lot of the work is outside. Light rain jacket recommended during the wet season (June-November).

Conditions

- From 16 years old or minors accompanied by an adult.

 

- Intermediate level of English (understand instructions, able to communicate).

 

- Copy of passport.

Payment
A deposit of 300 € must be paid 7 days after sending your reservation and then the balance must be sent to us no more than 12 weeks before the start of your project.
For stays in less than 12 weeks: the full amount must be paid to confirm the reservation. 

Cancellation

A 50% deposit is required for booking. Balance payment is due 4 weeks prior to departure. In case of cancellation before start date, all fees will be refunded, except the deposit. In case of cancellation after start date, there will be no refund.

Other

Founded by people who are passionate about Sri Lanka and its culture, our partner organisation is a socially responsible company based in Galle, Sri Lanka, which welcomes international volunteers to Sri Lanka and offers them sustainable volunteering programmes. They work with many local communities in the city of Galle and spread their activities in the fields of education, health care and animal protection.

 

 

The association's offices are located in the volunteers' house, to ensure optimal security and to be available for the volunteers on all fronts: transport, logistics, meals, advice for trips and excursions, emergencies, etc.

 

 

 

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