Teach English at the school of the Sisters of The Blessed Virgin, Sri Lanka


Help is needed in teaching English to local children (including orphans) in the school of the Sisters of the Blessed Virgin in Gampola, Sri Lanka. Best months to go are May, June and July. Cost: One month approximately £1600, Three months approximately £2000. The total price includes air fares, visa, insurance, accommodation, meals and a donation towards the cost of Christians Abroad administration.

Volunteers do not have to be qualified teachers but preferably should be over 21 years old. This is a safe part of Sri Lanka, with many opportunities for visits to major historic and religious sites, for walking, climbing mountains and for relaxing on the beach.

Volunteers will need to be able to relate well to that community of nine women, and also be aware of cultural, religious and ethnic differences within Sri Lanka. English is spoken widely there. Volunteers are obviously preferred during term time. Work will involve one or more of the following: assisting in Montessori classes run by the sisters, helping with some classes and outings (including church); teaching English to older girls, sisters and novices in the community; teaching computer skills.