The Manacare Foundation

Basic Information

Address: The Hopes and Dreams Village, Telwatha, Godagama, Southern Sri Lanka
Phone Number: 00 94 777 736112
Director: Joy Butler Markham

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Physically Challenged, Arts and Craft, Montessori, English, Physiotherapy, Backpackers Accommodation, Apiary set up, tourist centre for fund raising
Clearances Required: Yes
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: 200
Ages for Volunteer: Any Age
Hours of Service: 9.00 am to 2.00
Minimum Hours of Service Required: 25 hours per week
Days of Service: Monday to Friday
Languages: English
Languages used as a Medium: English
Experience Required:

No experience necessary, must be self motivated and flexible... we are desperate for general painting work, clearing, upgrading, implementing new schemes, long term management volunteers badly needed

Programs Open To: All .. Adults welcome
Travel Arrangements:

Flight into Colombo, Sri Lanka. Transport can be provided to Manacare from the airport at own cost, or trains run regularly

Participants Work: According to experience or interests
Application Process:

Initial contact by email or telephone

Visa Requirements:

Visa on entry, depending on officer that day, sometimes one month, sometimes six months.

Program Highlights:

Many facilities for those staying aon site, gym, swimming pools, games ... only fifteen minutes from the centre of Hikkaduwa nightlife

Mission Statement:

Manacare consider its mission and a step towards peace and goodwill, and a hope that peoples from around the world can live and work together, encouraging world peace

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

That once a project has been set up, the local people themselves should be able to continue the project and achieve full sustainability

Program History:

Manacare has worked on projects in Egypt, Lithuania, Uganda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Siberia


Events only take place when volunteers are available to oversee them

Additional Information:

The main aim now is to make the project in Sri Lanka self sustainable. Manacare does not have company cars, posh offices, there are no salaries paid to Trustees or organisers, only to the actual workers of the country in which the project exists.
The project now offers ...
Montessori School, Homework classes, Physiotherapy, Swimming, Games both outdoors and indoors, Chess, Gymnasium, Table Tennis, Music, Making of Soap, Candles, Gifts, Hotel supplies, Playgrounds we have five houses for orphans or desperate needs families brought to us by Social Services.

Our desperate need would be for someone to come long term who would be willing to oversee ...

Set up of an Apiary, we have protective suit, we have the area ready, we have pots to hang.
Set up of Visitor's Centre, and organising dates, advertising through hotels and local tuk tuks
Set up of training schemes for those leaving school but not having attended due to family difficulties
Recieving Backpackerss (three bedrooms en suite so far with five beds in each).. own kitchen
Setting up of scheme to hold birthday parties for local ex pat families (children)