The Boxing Day tsunami in 2004 killed more than 40,000 Sri Lankans and changed the lives of many more by wiping out their livelihoods. Developing World Connections volunteers have helped build homes for the families devastated by the tsunami, along with a prayer centre, a trades shop and a playground. Join a group of volunteers and contribute to DWC's long-term commitment to the people of Tangalle. Volunteers will continue construction of a trades training facility to help ensure locals develop the technical skills they need to secure their economic future.
After you're done volunteering, we recommend you travel inland to the lush, historical and cultural Sinhalese capital of Kandy to visit the Temple of the Tooth, the National Museum and the Kandyan Devil Dancers.