Our Sri Lanka Partners' Reviews

Read what our Development partners in Sri Lanka say about our work with them.

Partners Reviews 2016


June 2016

Rev Piyarathana, Lecturer in English, Department of Languages, Faculty of Languages and Cultural Studies

Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, Anuradhapura.

We, the Bhiksu University of Sri Lanka, (http://busl.ac.lk/ ) the world’s only state funded University for Buddhist Monks situated in the UNESCO Ancient City of Anuradhapura, are very pleased to work with Give A Fig Volunteering. We were first introduced to them and their work by the provincial government’s Chief Minister’s office and private secretary, with whom we had been discussing English language education, and the great difficulties we have in giving our staff and students a real experience of working with English speakers. They recommended that I speak with the Director of Give a Fig Volunteering who is carrying out invaluable teaching and development work in the Anuradhapura area. We launched our first very successful collaborative English teaching programme for our Lecturers in June 2016. The teaching went very well, the Lecturers really enjoyed the lessons, and the Volunteers who worked there did an excellent job delivering English. We looked after the Volunteers very well, and we know that they had a fantastic time. Give A Fig’s work with us is greatly valued, and we are looking forward to many more collaborations, both inside and outside the lecture room to raise the English language skills of the university’s undergraduates and Lecturers – and your enjoyment of our hospitality and culture - as we move to teaching each of our subjects through English. We thoroughly recommend the professionalism and dedication of Give A Fig Volunteering, who are very supportive of us, as well as of all cultures and people. We look forward to welcoming you, their volunteers, to Sri Lanka, our University, and to experience our ancient culture. We will also give you a certificate from the university and Give A Fig Volunteering, as well as letters of commendation celebrating your English language work at the University, and cultural ambassadorial work with us, which will greatly enhance your CV.

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