Gavinash Sirisena from the United Kingdom volunteered in Horizon Lanka, Mahawilachchiya in April to July, 2009. His parents were originally Sri Lankans but now live in the United Kingdom as British citizens. Gavinash was born and bred in the UK.
“If you are interested in volunteering here then waste no time! Horizon Lanka is in need of manpower, people with skills of many kinds to help build it back up to its former glory. The students here are eager to improve their English and computer skills but they love to play sports and learn about practically anything! Living in this village is amazing, you will be greeted with friendly smiles everywhere you go, there’s no shortage of helpful hands and the food is fantastic.
There’s lots of work to be done but in Sri Lanka people always make time to just enjoy life and talk to each other so you can be sure to make many good friends and learn about the truly unique values of this beautiful country.” – Gavinash Sirisena, the United Kingdom