The Horizon Lanka Foundation is a pillar in the local community and works with them to improve the lives of all involved. We do this by assigning our local and foreign volunteers to assist the local public schools during morning sessions as Horizon Lanka Academy does not open during morning. Our ultimate goal is to empower rural youth so that they may work towards improving the conditions of their community as well as the surrounding communities.
Horizon Lanka is currently seeking volunteers in the fields of:
- English, Spanish and/or other languages.
- ICT and/or robotics.
- Science and/or mathematics.
- Fine Arts (dancing, singing, music, painting).
- Sports and martial arts.
- Marketing and fundraising.
- Graphic and/or web designing.
- Video and/or audio editing.
- Photography and/or videography.
- Gardening and ecotourism.
Food and accommodation are provided for a minimal fee to our volunteers. (1 week – 2500 LKR (16 USD) This should be given to your host family at the start of each week. You will be hosted by a Sri Lankan family (a Horizon Lanka student’s family) and will delight from living by local customs. You will also be given a regular bicycle for your traveling inside the village. You will be given purified water.
3 meals a day and purified water.
We need online volunteers to assist us in the areas mentioned above. We can have a mutually convenient time periods for this.
Computers, laptops, tabs, mobile phones, USB pen drives, musical instruments, sound systems, sports equipment, robotics educational units, etc. (We welcome even used ones of all the above items.)
Horizon Lanka Foundation is a non-profit organization (registered as a Guarantee Limited Company) located in Mahawilachchiya, the rural outskirts of Anuradhapura, the most ancient city of Sri Lanka. The student body is made up primarily of local children who come to Horizon Lanka Academy after public school, during weekends and public school vacations. The Academy teaches English, Information and Communication Technology, science, mathematics, fine arts and sports to the children. We also train the children in skills such as presentation, public speaking and personal development. In addition to these subjects, the students learn much more. Thanks to our dedicated staff and the hard work of local and foreign volunteers, the students also learn important life skills such as interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, tolerance, leadership, caring for others and the environment, sustainable development and teamwork.