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Alexia Lumley

Sri Lanka – 2 Week Group Trip – July 2017
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How do you think you benefitted from the experience?

“Increased knowledge, confidence and more engaged with other cultures and customs.”

What did you learn?

“I learnt so many things about Sri Lanka: learnt to cook curry and rotti, learnt about festivals, religion such as Buddhist, and learnt how British Empire used Tea plantations, Sri Lanka language, how to look after endangered sea turtles.”

What did you like about the VoluntEars programme?

“Making new friends and I liked the fact they can use BSL to communicate with me easily. I liked learning Sri Lankan sign language which helped me to communicate with deaf students. There were so many different fascinating activities everyday.”

What did VoluntEars do well?

“The atmosphere was so lovely and caring that I felt safe and welcome in Sri Lanka. It was great to try out different activities each day to learn more about its cultures and customs. The BSL interpreter was extremely helpful if I missed anything.”

How can VoluntEars improve?

“I can’t really think of anything honestly!”

 


"I had the opportunity to help fellow D/deaf people"

Tom Gerrard

“The best thing I’ve done in years”

Blanche Coy

“Valuable, memorable, fun, productive, amazing!” 

David Hutchinson

“A specialised organisation that guarantees the right support - all my worries vanished”

Karolina Pakenaite

“Working with turtles was the best thing!”

Omar Mahmood

“Enlightening, rewarding, motivating, amazing”

Keegan Hall-Browne

“I grew in confidence and enjoyed helping people”

Jodie Winter

"I really enjoyed designing and painting the wall mural in one of the classrooms. It was a fantastic experience."

Stephan Pretorius

"An enriching and fulfilling experience with an opportunity to embrace Sri Lanka's way of life and culture"

Katherine O’Grady

"It's changed my way of thinking and seeing things. Join today because it's brilliant! It's a once in a lifetime opportunity"

Ashley Hill

"There was an equal balance of work, group activities and sightseeing"

Clair Murray

“I knew this was a perfect opportunity”

Saira Shabbir

“I made new friends and was able to use my sign language skills”

Stephanie Denison

“I can’t fault VoluntEars - they run everything smoothly from beginning to end”

Kimberley Bruce

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