RSIS Environmental Project Sri Lanka

Dates: 8th – 21st December 2018

Price: Participation fee £1020 plus flights

Location: Wasgamuwa, Sri Lanka

About the project

The first of its kind, this RSIS Environmental Project will take place in December 2018 and will see a team of 15 Round Square Students and Adults working with a local community near Wasgamuwa in Sri Lanka. (Due to popular demand, we were able to increase the project team from 10 to 15!). This environmental project will contribute towards Project Orange, an award winning conservation programme that uses citrus crops to divert elephant herds on their migration, protecting the elephants and farmers, whilst creating an alternative cash crop.

Character development

This service experience offers students a fantastic personal development opportunity. Students will return home with new skills, greater confidence, a fresh attitude and a new perspective gained through experiencing a taste of life in Sri Lanka, and an insight into international development, through first-hand experience.

Participants will take it in turns to be student leaders during the project, taking responsibility for the organisation of the day, briefing their peers, giving an overview of safety and risk management and organising a student rota to help with different chores at camp. Students will be given feedback by their peers and the adult leaders, and will all receive a personal report after the trip.

All participants will:

This international service project is the perfect opportunity for Schools to provide targeted leadership training for potential future leaders including your next Head Boy or Girl, or students with other areas of responsibility in their school (eg sports captain, school prefect, committee chair.)


Important information

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The experience

This project is a once in a life time opportunity for any student seeking a take on a new challenge

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Apply for this project

We are still accepting applications for this project. Places will be filled on a first come, first served basis while aiming to maintain a balance of nationalities and genders on each team.

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