Teaching English to Buddhist monks in Sri Lanka is a great opportunity for volunteers to become intimate with age-old Buddhist rituals and traditions while interacting with young monks. Volunteers will teach in a temple school traditionally known as Pirivena. This school is a project of Global Crossroad's partner organization and assists with the development and educational enrichment of Sri Lankan monks.
The daily life of a Buddhist monk is far removed from technologically advanced society. This project allows volunteers to be part of a centuries-old culture and exposes the monks to current teaching methods and technology. It is a win-win situation. Volunteers will spend their time with the monks ranging in age from 8 to 21-years-old and teach them English through immersion and conversational interaction. Volunteers can also take on other subjects of interest that could benefit the students. This project is one of the most cherished opportunities for our volunteers helping in Sri Lanka. Come and find out why.