My trip to Sri Lanka was an incredible experience! I was originally only supposed to stay for two weeks but because I was enjoying my time helping set up the Textiles programme, I extended my stay for another week. I felt lucky to have the opportunity to do something I love and to share my time and Knowledge with the wonderful ladies at Manacare. They always had a smile on their face and made me feel more than welcome every day! The whole experience was amazing; Hikkaduwa is great location for young volunteers as it is by the beach with lots of nice shops and restaurants. The volunteer house was very homely and clean, Anola, the lady who owns the house is a charming dear, who is very welcoming. The chef is a lovely gentleman who cooks delicious, traditional Sri Lankan meals. Ruchi, and the two Laurence’s are a pleasure to work with as they are always extremely helpful and easy to approach.
- Lucy Gibson