As a unique experience and invaluable life lesson, groups programs in the Maldives and Sri Lanka can be arranged and tailored to individual requirements where necessary.

Up to 10 students can be placed on one island for a period from 1 – 4 weeks usually.

Most programmes will involve a variety of community development programs, with a focus on education, as the local schools are normally the main community hub on the islands and in villages!

A lot of work goes into the preparation of these programs to ensure both the local community and the students’ benefit from the experience. Participation can be included in English Teaching, Pre-school education, beach clean-ups, reef clearing, agricultural projects, swimming lessons for children and adults, and we can look at any specialised skills students may have that will greatly help the local communities.

A good proportion of the Student’s placement fees go directly back into the community island hosting them.

Recently we had a fabulous group of BUiLD students from the University of Technology, Sydney, who spent three wonderful weeks on the little island of Komandoo in the northern Shaviyani Atoll. They participated in many activities, including teaching, agriculture, swimming lessons, football and netball tournaments, beach clean-ups, specialist subject teaching, hydroponics and tree planting.

We were thrilled to be able to provide the islanders with a new hydroponics system, trees for planting on a nearby sand island, trophies for an inspiring environmental poster competition, and a permanent beach sign reminding everyone to keep the islands clean and pristine as nature intended!

Duration of project

TEACHING, TEACHING ASSISTANT, PRE-SCHOOL SPORT

4 Weeks

6 Weeks

8 Weeks

10 Weeks

12 Weeks

$ 1600

$ 2100

$ 2600

$ 3100

$ 3400

MEDICAL

4 Weeks

6 Weeks

8 Weeks

10 Weeks

12 Weeks

$ 1800

$ 2300

$ 2800

$ 3300

$ 3600

MARINE / CONSERVATION

4 Weeks

6 Weeks

8 Weeks

10 Weeks

12 Weeks

$ 1800

$ 2300

$ 2800

$ 3300

$ 3600

Testimonials

Prue Cheeseman

Country : Australia
I left Komandoo 4 weeks ago and already I am missing the people and the island so much and wishing I was going back tomorrow! I had the best time on the island - everyone was so friendly and welcoming and I made many friends on Komandoo that I hope to see again one day soon. This experience was only possible due to the hard work Yvonne and Shakila made in order to ensure we had a safe, enjoyable and enriching time on the island.

Thank you so much for the effort you all went to make sure we were looked after on the island and came home happy & healthy, safe & sound. I would recommend this amazing experience to anyone who is keen to learn about and live within a different culture and lifestyle!

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