Restoration and Renovation Project in Sri Lanka

Kandy, Sri Lanka

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15 people
7 days
Code: 487
Building and Construction, Volunteering Abroad
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There are many temples, schools, and community centers in and around Kandy that require renovation, restoration, and repair work. Our project is working to bring back to life many of them. Your work will include basic renovation, painting and restoration of artwork in and around the temples in the afternoons.

These latest projects are situated in the quiet but yet active and vibrant city of Kandy. The projects take you deeper into the rural parts of Sri Lanka away from the noisy and overcrowded cities. Kandy, the nucleus of Sri Lanka's hill country, was originally the main Sri Lankan kingdom. Set around the beautiful Kandy Lake, the town still has many important temples. Sri Lankans as well as tourists make their way to Kandy's temples, offering prayers and flowers. Although most of its palaces and temples were destroyed by invaders in the early part of the 19th century, there are still a large number of historical sites to be discovered.

Apart from restoring broken temples, you will also be involved in various other restoration, reconstruction, and beautification activities in and around Kandy. Activities such as beautification of parks, beautification of schools such as painting the classrooms with educative posters which will make the children return to schools every day with enthusiasm, creating interesting play ground activities for growing children, also take part in beautification of the town in many creative ways.

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives

To bring back the lost glory of these ancient temples such that more and more people come to visit these forgotten temples and to create and aesthetically educative ambience for children at schools.

Schedule
Monday to Friday
  • Cleaning the surroundings of the identified sites
  • Painting buildings
  • Engaging in mural work if available
  • Engaging in artwork if the temple makes requests

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • Participants with body tattoos need to be covered and those who have visible piercings must take the ring/studs/etc out while at the placement.
  • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
  • Participants with body tattoos need to be covered and those who have visible piercings must take the ring/studs/etc out while at the placement.
  • Participants below the age of 18 should have parental consent.
  • Participants above the age of 65 should have medical clearance.
Additional Equipment

There are no specific equipments.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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