NICE&GV4GF-16-018 Gala S1 (* Sri Lanka)

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28 February 2016 - 12 March 2016
Sri Lanka
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Organized together with Green Volunteers for Green Future (GV4GF) since 2012 (since 2014 in this place). GV4GF is a NGO to promote voluntary service, environmental protection and improve rural life. Galaha is located at 954 m above sea level. This area was used for tea plantation by British people some of which are still operating with tea factories. The camp place was a former training center, but the funds were stopped 3 years ago, so we’d like to rehabilitate Organic Farming Training Center.

W: We will help chemical free/ organic farming such as maintaining the nursery, weeding and making beds, putting fertilizer, making compost pits, planting seed and plants, etc. We will also do some activities with the women’s group, youth and children. We will cook our countries’ food in the last dinner.

S: Study and visit for the history of agriculture and hydro civilization existed more than 2,000 years ago

A: Training center. Meals will be cooked by the host family and a pillow with a case and coverlet will be provided while you still need to bring a sleeping bag or a sheet. Washing machine may be available.

L: 135 km from Colombo and 18km from Kandy, Sri Lanka’s last kingdom and the world heritage.  This area consists of mix culture, Sinhala, south Indian Tamils as well as moors also living there.

T: Colombo - You need to arrive at Katunayake Bandaranayake International Airport by the end of the day before the first day and can leave there after the midnight of the last day. 6 hours by bus to the site.

LA: Visit to the ancient city, monuments, meditation center, temples and tea plantations/ tea factory etc You can taste lot of local and south Indian foods with organic vegetable and fruits!

SR: High motivation to work and respect to the local culture and way of the local organization!

PF: 245 US$ to be paid on your arrivals. One week participants (only 02/28-03/05) should pay 175 US$. 225 US$ for Repeaters who have joined GV4GF workcamps before or is from less expensive countries.