How do you think you benefitted from the experience?
“It developed my personal skills, broaden horizons and gained my confidence all from engaging with local deaf children using different sign language and being in different country to explore. It adds my experience of travelling and knowledge not just about world, its cultures and communities especially Deaf schools.”
What did you learn?
“I learnt a lot from the trip! From trekking to Poon Hill in Annapurna Conservation Area to communicating with Deaf children. This trip motivated me to visit more Deaf schools around the world and be involved to improve. The trip is all about benefit Deaf school and children not myself so this change my mindset on travelling.”
What did you like about the VoluntEars programme?
“I like how it balances with work, group activities and sightseeing. It makes the trip more interesting.”
What did VoluntEars do well?
“Planning and making this happened! Everything really.”
"I had the opportunity to help fellow D/deaf people"
“The best thing I’ve done in years”
“Valuable, memorable, fun, productive, amazing!”
“A specialised organisation that guarantees the right support - all my worries vanished”
“Working with turtles was the best thing!”
“Enlightening, rewarding, motivating, amazing”
“I grew in confidence and enjoyed helping people”
"I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience."
"An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka's way of life and culture"
"It's changed my way of thinking and seeing things. Join today because it's brilliant! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity"
"There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing"
“I knew this was a perfect opportunity”
“I made new friends and was able to use my sign language skills”
“I can’t fault VoluntEars - they run everything smoothly from beginning to end”