- Sri Lanka
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-introduction to programme and partners
-monitoring during stay
-sorting out local issues
-project development and funding
Over the past ten years we have contributed funds towards development work in many countries e.g. building schools in Nepal and Tanzania, sponsoring teachers and individuals, providing teaching/sports materials to schools and giving training and equipment to small local businesses.
We have been working in Sri Lanka since 2002 and current projects focus on community-based teaching.
In the beautiful hill region of Kandy, MondoChallenge volunteers are working in various rural Buddhist temples.
These temples provide not only a place to worship but also a community centre. In Manikhinna, Digana, Sarasavigama and Ranawane, volunteers work in pre-schools and primary education while in Pilimathalawa, volunteers offer primary school and adult education classes involving many of the monks. Volunteers also help out at Bowalawatte School, Dharmashoka School and a Buddhist orphanage at Sarana Sevana. We have also been working, since the tsunami of 2004, with communities on the south coast, providing teaching support as well as helping local people to develop and sustain livelihoods.