TRIP Canada – a Changemaker in Sri Lanka since 2005. Our mission is to create sustainable communities and transform lives. Thanks to our donors and volunteers:
• 59 families are in new homes.
• 50+ kids are in our education programs annually.
• 53 students have graduated from university.
• 253 volunteers (16 teams) have given their time in Sri Lanka
TEAM 17 is getting ready for APRIL 2024 and more volunteers are welcome!
After the 2004 tsunami devastated the southwest coast of Sri Lanka, TRIP Canada was founded to help rebuild. The project started with a village for homeless survivors and developed into an ongoing program to build homes, infrastructure and education programs. Canadian volunteers travel every year to experience the life-changing rewards of international volunteering and play an active role in helping families living in poverty.
Through collaboration with local partners, these programs have continually adapted to ensure that efforts are driving sustainable and measurable change for the community. TRIP Canada selects beneficiaries for its programs working with community leaders – Monks, Teachers, Village Mayors and Navajeevana, an organization which provides services for disabled adults and children.
TRIP employs a full-time Project Manager and hires local people for all building projects, volunteer team support and local education programs. Building projects are selected annually based on funds raised. Then a team of local workers is hired to see the projects through to completion. They work closely with the Canadian team when the volunteers come each year to spend 10 days working. The volunteers ‘witness’ the difference they make in people’s lives and feel the impact on their own. TRIP Canada’s deep roots in the community and strong bonds with the local people create a very meaningful and intimate volunteer experience.
Join us today and provide your support! 100% of funds donated support our building and education programs.