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Teaching Assistant Volunteer- Sri Lanka

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Organisation : Street Child

Location : International

Time required : 8-12 Weeks

Duration of project : 8-12 Weeks

Sector : Education & Training

Posted on : 15 Aug, 2018

About the Role

Teaching Assistant Volunteer- SRI LANKA

Location: Mannar, Northern Sri Lanka

Dates: Flexible

Duration: 8-12 weeks



Street Child is a charity dedicated to empowering some of the most vulnerable children in the world by giving them the chance to go to school and giving their families the sustainable means to keep them there.


We have identified that out of school children is one of Sri Lanka’s main development issues, particularly those in marginalised communities, despite having an overall literacy rate of over 90%. This placement is a unique opportunity to make a critical contribution to an organisation that is looking to pilot and expand its efforts within various communities in rural and urban Sri Lanka.

Join us to help children in remote areas of the Northern Sri Lankan province escape the low education-low income trap. Our fantastic local partner is working on the ground to deliver modern-methodological teaching that improves educational outcome. We need volunteers to assist with their English Language Development programme and to help create greater educational awareness among students, parents and teachers in the local communities.

Working alongside the local  team, your key responsibilities will include but are not limited to –

  • Teaching basic English to children at the HUB which is run by our local partner
  • Support with sourcing appropriate teaching resources to support HUB activities
  • Assist with developing case studies and outcome reports and other promotional documents
  • Take part with the activities at the HUB centres  including scheduling, developing the time table and maintaining accurate records.
  • Support with conducting regular monitoring visits, develop/use appropriate monitoring tools to monitor outcome and output of the project.
  • Willingness to undertake any other responsibilities entrusted by the deputy team leader or Team Leader, as and when requested.



  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Confident and diligent
  • Independent and capable of proactive work plan management with minimal support
  • Flexible, adaptable and able to thrive in a start-up environment
  • Thoughtful, resourceful, reflective, and eager to learn  
  • Culturally responsive and respectful
  • Keen interest in understanding and contributing to the development sector



The successful applicant must be prepared to live and work in austere conditions when required, and to travel independently to urban, rural and remote project sites. The applicant must be able to manage his or her work plan and report regularly to the team on progress, and will be considered a valued member of the team.  

A fundraising commitment will be required of the successful applicant, for which support will be provided by Street Child UK staff. Flights and food are at the applicant’s own expense. Accommodation will be provided by Street Child at a fixed cost, and will require sharing rooms with another volunteer of any gender. A detailed breakdown of costs and expenses will be provided for those applicants selected for interview.


About the Organisation

Organisation Name : Street Child
Not for Profit : Yes

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For details concerning this role , please contact

Phone : 02076147696

Email :

Please quote in application: Teaching Assistant Volunteer- Sri Lanka via Pro Bono Australia.


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