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John Roberts

Sri Lanka – 2 Week Group Trip – December 2018
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What words would you use to describe your experience in Sri Lanka?

“Exciting, fun, informative, challenging, happy.”

How do you think you benefitted from the experience?

“Understand more about deaf education and the opportunities for deaf people.”

What did you like about the VoluntEars programme?

“It was organised by someone who really understands the issues facing deaf people abroad and has an excellent knowledge of Sri Lanka (we were really lucky to have this) I loved my experience.”

What did VoluntEars do well?

“Organise the day to day activities while we were away and demonstrated that they really cared about their volunteers.”

What was your funniest or most memorable experience?

“The group dynamics were amazing and I was constantly laughing in my head about situations we experienced. Shopping at the supermarket is one example. But what really stood out to me was VoluntEars’ knowledge of the places we visited, they were just amazing, my favourite day was at the turtle Sanctuary. It was so clear that VoluntEars had done a lot of preparation for our visits to ensure we the volunteers got the most out of the trip.”

"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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