Kandy Education and Teaching Project

Education is everyone’s right and we aspire to ensure this regardless of their age, status and disposition!

You will have the opportunity to work at various kindergarten schools in and around Kandy, teach at a special needs school in the mornings and also teach kids or adults in the evenings. They are always glad to meet you and interact with you. This is your opportunity to join hands with us to ensure no one is left behind and has access to education in formal as well as informal means.


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Program Description


Your project is to work as an assistant teacher at one of our many Kindergarten schools. This program helps children in the villages improve their English language skills. You will primarily be teaching English. You may be called upon to help teach drama, music and foreign languages. You would also assist other teachers and staff and may have to create teaching plans, etc. All the institutions are well managed and are supervised by officers from government and private institutions.

All the institutions are over 5 years old. They all share the common values and aim to create a better future for the kids. Some of them provide free education too.

Teaching English to Adults

Teaching English to adults program is aimed at improving the skills and knowledge of English of adults. The aim of this program is to enhance their confidence and knowledge of English. Proficiency in English is one of the essential requirements in acquiring a suitable employment in Sri Lanka. Yet formal school education has not been successful in producing individuals who are competent in using English. Therefore, we strive to teach individuals who are in need of assistance to learn English.

Village Kids

In Sri Lanka, obtaining an English education is quite expensive and most of the children in villages are not able to attend private tuition classes to improve their English knowledge. Therefore, under this project, you will be teaching English for children in villages after their school hours. The classes will take place either at a community center or at a home of a parent who would like to provide space to conduct the classes. Since this project will be carried out only for 1 to 2 hours in the afternoon, it is suggested that you combine this with another project, which takes place in the morning. You will have time for lesson planning after lunch.

Other Placements

Apart from the placements mentioned above, the following placements are available depending on the requirements and time of arrival. If you are interested in the placements below, please inquire first.

  • Teaching Monks
  • Teaching at special needs school

School Holidays

During school holidays in only the following options will be available and the durations are as follows.

Placements Not Available

  1. Teaching at preschool

Placements Available

  1. Teaching Village Kids – This can be a full day project during the holidays based on the requests from the villagers. Maximum 5hrs per day.
  2. Teaching for adults -This can be a full day project during the holidays based on the requests, this placement can take place either in the morning or in the afternoon for 02 hours.

Add-on: +Learning

There is no +Learning add-on available for this program.

Aims & Objectives

The project aims to ensure the right to education of everyone regardless of their age, status or conditions.


Monday to Friday

Preschool Teaching

  • Primarily teach English, but also teach drama, games, music, art and foreign languages
  • Encourage children in academic work and promote all-round development of the child
  • Assist teachers and other staff
  • Create teaching plans

Teaching English to Adults

  • Teaching to write and speak English
  • Improving communications skills in English

Village Kids

  • Preparing lesson plans
  • Teaching English to children
  • Organizing cultural sharing activities
  • Engaging in games and other interactive activities to improve their spoken and written English abilities

***This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.***

Starting Dates

During 2023

This program starts every week.

During 2024

This program starts every week.

Participant Criteria & Requirements

Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                –

Maximum age:                –

Minimum English level:        Basic

CRB required:                On Signup

Passport copy required:        On Signup

Resume copy required:        No

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements

The following are further necessary in order for both the participants, local staff and everyones involved to have a meaningful, enjoyable and safe community program.

  • Older participants or over 65 years are required to have a medical clearance as proof of their physical fitness as they may perform various activities.
  • Participants below 18 years old need a signed parental consent as proof of involvement of their children for the program. If possible, accompaniment by an adult is highly advised.
  • Since you are working with students with so much energy and different personalities, a decent level of energy and patience is required.
  • High level of efficiency, accuracy and responsibility and can work under pressure and is a team player.
  • Excellent time management and self – organizing and a strong desire to take on new challenges and learn as much as possible.

Additional Equipment

Teaching Materials (Optional)

There is no specific equipment required. But you are more than welcome to bring small supplies for the kids and help them to learn better such as games cards, coloring books, pencils, ball, musical instruments, worksheet, books/comics,cultural items and many more meaningful learning resources.

Dress Code:

  • Modest and Tidy clean clothes for temple visits if you have to visit during your spare time.
  • Wherever you go into a school premises or during your teaching placement, ladies MUST cover their shoulders and knees, and basically the more that is covered the better. For men it is also best to cover as much as possible in a school premises.
  • Dress professionally since you will be working in a professional environment while teaching the children.
  • The locals do tend to dress more conservatively and the safest choice of clothes to bring is “smart casual” as a great compliment and a sign of respect for their culture.
  • Comfortable sandals are a must, and should be easy to take off as most Sri Lankans do not wear shoes indoors.