“Every day was both fun and memorable.”
“I met some amazing people who I consider friends for life.”
“Communication with the local Deaf group clicked and we could all just chat.”
“It was a great opportunity to experience a different culture and to learn more about other Deaf communities and their sign languages.”
“I was able to learn about the local culture and customs by joining in with the locals and learning about their lives.I found the whole trip really rewarding.”
“I liked the opportunity to work alongside Deaf and hearing people.”
Watch Kim sign the alphabet from A to Z in BSL in 3.4 seconds! Can you do it any faster? Read her feedback about the trip too.
Watch Saira talk about sea turtles, helping at a deaf school and why she joined VoluntEars.
Watch Laura describe a typical day on her trip to Sri Lanka in July 2016.
“Learnt a lot about the culture and the way of their life”
“An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka’s way of life and culture.”
Funniest experience? “Being pooed on by a fruit bat!”
“There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing”
“I really enjoyed finding out info from the market, farm and tea factory, things we see everyday but I didn’t realise where it came from. Learnt about different religions and ways of life. How to eat with my hands without…”
“It was very reassuring to reconnect with the D/deaf community”
“Renewed and reinvigorated my self confidence and excited me about teaching all over again”
“You can really identify with the deaf people there”
“I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience. I hope it makes the learning environment more exciting for the children in the school.”
It was a really interesting experience with Deaf people from the school.
“I am more confident, learnt new things and had fun.”