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Posted By: Mingyao M.
#Sri Lanka,#Wildlife,#Conservation,#Asia,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
Most people in Sri Lanka were extremely friendly, and it was ok to use the combination of English and body language to communicate with them. I chose the orientation week as my first week program, and during this period, I visited many interesting places in Kandy, which included the temple of tooth. Kandy is the center of Buddhism; it was an impressive experience to learn the history and culture of this city.
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Posted By: Radu
#Sri Lanka,#Community Aid,#Humanitarian Aid,#Marine Conservation,#Wildlife,#Asia,#Volunteer with Children,#Marine and Coral Reef Conservation
Days started with a 40-minute spiritual session with one of the sisters, and after discovering the meaning of life, we jumped straight into lending a hand. From putting on nail polish and washing their faces and hands to coloring and building with blocks, it was an eye opening experience.
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Posted By: Maddie
#Sri Lanka,#Community Aid,#Asia,#Volunteer with Children
The most rewarding feeling was when the kids homework was 100% correct, and they would get a sticker for writing three good characteristics, or correctly solving a math problem. Every day volunteering in Sri Lanka was a new adventure, and every night as I lay in bed wrapped tightly in a mosquito net and doused in mosquito repellent, I felt that I had made a difference; and alongside me was my friends from numerous other countries, relishing with me in the same feeling of and overwhelming joy.
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Posted By: Matthew
#Sri Lanka,#Marine Conservation,#Wildlife,#Conservation,#Asia,#Marine and Coral Reef Conservation
The second week I moved down south to a new house and to work with the turtles. This was an amazing experience, it was very hands-on and I got to spend as much time with the turtles as I wanted. We cleaned them, fed them and generally worked with them on the beach trying to get them back to full health. They are such amazing animals and the work they do at at this project is fantastic. All the volunteers really care for each individual turtle and no one is afraid about getting dirty and being involved.
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Posted By: Ilze
#Sri Lanka,#Wildlife,#Marine Conservation,#Asia,#Marine and Coral Reef Conservation
The day-to-day activities are related to protection and rehabilitation of sea turtles, because they are protected reptiles.Three weeks later after coming back home, my heart is till there, in Sri Lanka.
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Posted By: Devyka S.
#Sri Lanka,#Asia,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
Volunteering at the dog care clinic has been an unforgettable experience and I absolutely recommend the program to anyone considering it. You don’t any special qualifications, experience or veterinary knowledge. Just bring along a love for animals and a desire to lend a paw. I’m sure your time here will be meaningful and you’ll fall in love with the people and animals there just as I did.  
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Posted By: Sophie
#Asia,#Sri Lanka,#Teach English Abroad
My favourite part was definitely interacting with the amazing, young monks. The children were incredibly sweet and funny and they always put a smile on my face. At the same time, though, they were dedicated and focused during our lessons. Our classes were the perfect combination of smiles, laughter and learning.
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Posted By: Ella H.
#Sri Lanka,#Asia,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
We’ve spent almost three weeks here and have really enjoyed it! The organization is so important; the locals really appreciate the work done by the local team. The staff who run the program are all so lovely, many of them grew up in the village we’ve been working in so know everything there is to know. The tasks have been engaging and diverse...
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Posted By: Maria J.
#Sri Lanka,#Asia,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
I spent two weeks at the Wild Elephant Conservation and Research program. I met some lovely people and had lots of fun. I enjoyed the dorms, and although there are walls, they aren’t joined to the roof, so it’s rather lovely having that gap and falling asleep and waking to the sounds of nature...
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Posted By: Sandra R.
#Sri Lanka,#Asia,#Wildlife and Animal Conservation
This is an effective, worthwhile conservation organization to support! My reason for coming was to contribute to wildlife conservation instead of a typical vacation. Also to see first hand what they are doing to conserve incredible animals like elephants, wild cats, and butterflies...
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Posted By: Casey L.
#Asia,#Sri Lanka,#Volunteer with Children,#Community Aid and Development
During the eight weeks I spent in Sri Lanka, I got to experience all aspects of the country, culture and most importantly the beautiful people...So thankful for everything I got to experience and I can’t wait to go back someday!
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Posted By: Millie
#Asia,#Sri Lanka,#Volunteer with Children,#Community Aid and Development
All in all, it was an amazing experience and I love Sri Lanka so much and consider it my home. I met so many amazing people from all over the world and got so many good friends. On my flight back I cried the whole time because I never wanted to leave Sri Lanka.
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