2 New Schools' Teachers of English to Support, Train, and Volunteer with

It's a privilege to be working with the teachers of English in Sri Lankan government schools, developing teaching, and supporting the learning of pupils through many different ways - but all through you, our volunteers. Join us - whether you are simply interested in working with others, interested in working with people form a different country and culture, in coaching, or in professional volunteering. All will boost your CV, develop your experience,and your view of the world we share, and give you a time you'll never forget changing lives. 

Discussing the New Timetable with the English In Service Training Advisors

Discussing the New Timetable with the English In Service Training Advisors

Jane and Paul Discussing the Support for Teachers and Pupils with the InSchool Training Advisors

Jane and Paul Discussing the Support for Teachers and Pupils with the InSchool Training Advisors

Jane speaking with the teachers of English at the primary school we are going to begin working with next week, having been introduced by the area Directors of Education, and Education Planning and Development, the In Service Advisors, and the principal.. 

Jane speaking with the teachers of English at the primary school we are going to begin working with next week, having been introduced by the area Directors of Education, and Education Planning and Development, the In Service Advisors, and the principal.. 

Village Visit With a Professional Photographer

There's always something happening at the village temple. Sunday is the day that children across Sri Lanka attend their temples' Sunday school and learn about Buddhism: ethics, the chants in Pali, and in some cases, English too. On the occasion of this visit I was accompanied by Sahan, a professional photographer, videographer, and journalist who has told me that I can use use his photos for the website. I didn't need telling more than once, and so here are some of them. I have a way to go before my photos have this depth. Until then, I'll be asking Sahan along a lot more!

Catching up with a very thoughtful young monk.

Catching up with a very thoughtful young monk.

Pinky - one of the temple dogs

Pinky - one of the temple dogs

Sunday School at the Temple

Sunday School at the Temple

Looking at some of the ongoing building work.

Looking at some of the ongoing building work.

Our latest Government Education Agreement

A great note on which to end 2016, and a great way to begin 2017. Our newest education agreement will see us working with government schools, with the in service trainers, and with teachers to develop teaching / pedagogy in the classroom to improve pupil's development of English skills, develop progress in the classroom, and raise English exam pass rates.

You could join us here, working with teachers, with pupils, coaching English through conversation, sports, the arts, really making a difference in peoples' lives - and to your own, and your own CV.

We also wish to support MA / PhD studies in education, so if you'd be interested let us know.

We wish you, and all our supporters, and volunteers, a very happy new year!  

CV making Volunteering

Explaining an English language learning game to monks of the Bhiksu University

Explaining an English language learning game to monks of the Bhiksu University

At this time of giving, we at Give A Fig Volunteering would like to say a huge thank you to the people who have helped to make our first full year working Sri Lanka a success. We have agreements to work with government, universities, taught countless lessons, built toilets, donated food to orphanages, and enjoyed this amazing country and its wildlife. In January we begin to go into schools to train government teachers of English, and place volunteers in schools. Join us for true international teaching experience.

Our HQ and accommodation, which is an old colonial property set in its own grounds, will be opening in January 2017. We have had almost £3k in donations, 100% which has been spent on projects in Sri Lanka, and we are making a difference here.

Join us here in 2017 and make a difference in Sri Lanka.