West Bridgford charity Travelteer is making a big impact in Sri Lanka.
The charity mission is to empower the local communities in Sri Lanka through its transparent and ethical service to offer long-term sustainability and positive impact – and over the past three years, they have successfully achieved this.
Since the charity was founded in 2015, Travelteer have sent 800 volunteers to Sri Lanka who have fundraised over £80,000.
From this fundraising, Travelteer have been able to provide over 200 litres of paint for their classroom revamp project, donate new tanks to the local turtle hatcheries, gift the local football club with a set of new goal posts and so much more.
Travelteer currently operate four different programmes in the Southern province of Sri Lanka, which consist of English Development, Textiles and Design, Sports Development and Marine and Wildlife Programme.
Travelteer’s English Development programme complements the English syllabus used in the Sri Lankan school curriculum.
It provides a unique experience for pupils to gain a higher level of English developing key skills such as speaking, reading and comprehension.
The Sport Programme works at grass-roots level on development initiatives and talent identification.
The main goal is to unlock the potential of disadvantaged children through the provision of skilled volunteers and the funding of equipment and facilities
Travelteer’s Marine & Wildlife Conservation Programme combines several varied sub-programmes, which aim to rehabilitate and conserve the environment and marine life in Sri Lanka.
These projects include jungle replantation, school agricultural project, working at their turtle hatchery, river clean-ups, beach clean-up and much more.
One of the main tasks they face is educating the local community on how to dispose of their litter, with Sri Lankan being the fifth-biggest plastic polluter in the world.
The Textile & Design Programme works in partnership with local Sri Lankan charities.
These charities run community-based projects in Sri Lanka that act as training and education centres for local women.
To sustain these projects, they sell their brand ‘Palm Project’ to local boutique hotels and shops, which are produced by the local women – giving them paid work.
All money made from the project is invested into the community.
If you would like to find out more information regarding this charity email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.travelteer.co.uk.