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Roti Making with the Rainbow Centre Girl Guides

Description

Moratuwa – Roti Sri Lankan style distinguishes itself from other South Asian flatbreads as it includes freshly scraped coconut as a main ingredient. Learn why it is such a favourite among visitors and locals alike and how you can make it a regular additional to family meals. Packed with nutrition, the Special Needs Company of the Rainbow Centre Girl Guides will demonstrate how fun and easy it is to make and how to pair it with almost anything!

Qualifications/ Experience

None and suitable for children 5 years and up. Caution: this  dish will be cooked on an open flame and under adult supervision

Duration:

1.5 hours

Yoga – with Rainbow Centre young adults

Description

Moratuwa – Yoga is not just an exercise it is a full body experience and technique that helps calm, focus and help ALL people increase their awareness of self as well as their environment. Our young men and women of the Rainbow Centre for Children and Young People with Disabilities will lead participants on a one hour journey of self awakening.

Qualifications/ Experience

None – loose clothing preferred. Please let us know if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing conditions that might prevent you from the entire experience.

Duration:

1.5 hours

Pottery Making – with the Women’s Development Programme (WDP)

Description

MRT – Pottery is a traditional art that has been practiced in Sri Lanka for thousands of years. Our women of the WDP come from some of the most vulnerable communities and low income areas of Sri Lanka and have been especially trained by a master potter to convert this art form into a blossoming enterprise. Join them and make your own unique pieces.  (Please add link to Mankada pottery shop)

Qualifications/ Experience

None – suitable for Children over the age of 5

Duration:

2 hours

Cricket – with Cricket Live Foundation

Description

Moratuwa - Cricket is Sri Lanka’s most popular sport. Join the boys and girls of the Cricket Life Foundation as they teach you how to play the game. Learn how to bat, bowl and play with both a tennis ball or leather ball. Also learn about the discipline, skills and training it takes to become a successful cricketer and play against another team in a 6 over match.

Qualifications/ Experience

None – if you have a disability or trouble running, we will provide a runner for you. Suitable for ages  7 and above. Can be played with Sports shoes or barefoot for the real experience.

Duration:

2 hours

Custom Made Activity

Description

To be designed based on your special skill set and period of commitment to the Foundation. Locations may again vary based on where, how and for how long you would like to support. For more information please see: www.mjffoundation.org /Volunteers

Qualifications/ Experience

Will be based on your specific area of expertise and how it matches with the current needs and skills gaps within the Foundation

Duration:

Based on your time commitment

Curry Up – Empower Culinary & Hospitality School

Description

Moratuwa – If you think Curry is hard to make, let the budding chefs of the Empower Culinary & Hospitality school persuade you otherwise. The current intake of the school will teach vegan, vegetarian and meat dishes that are either Fusion island cuisine influenced over the ages by the Portugese, Dutch, Malay, Arab and English visitors to the island. Sample the various dishes accompanied by traditional varieties of rice native to Sri Lanka. Empower Culinary & Hospitality School was created to provide young men and women from low income families with an opportunity to receive a world class culinary education that prepares them for any international 5 star hotel kitchen.

Qualifications/ Experience:

None – suitable for ages 10 and up 

Duration:

2.5 hours

Mural Community Art – with MJF Kids and Rainbow Centre Kids

Description

Moratuwa – We paint everything and together we create joint community art that can be enjoyed by own participants as well as future visitors. Join the after schools children’s programme MJF Kids and the Rainbow Centre as they work with you on a colourful splattered masterpiece

Qualifications/ Experience

None – suitable for all ages. The paint is non toxic and washable

Duration:

2 hours

Recycled Paper Tea Sack and Filter Paper Activity – with Women’s Development Programme and MJF Youth

Description

Moratuwa – We recycle everything. In 2018 the MJF Centre in Moratuwa is committed to becoming a zero waste facility. Waste material from the Dilmah headquarters is recycled here. Tea becomes compost, pallets become furniture and useful knick knacks and tea sacks become décor, art work etc. Come and work with our young women and men as they help you create your own upcycled/recycled souvenir from Sri Lanka

Qualifications/ Experience

Suitable for ages 7 and up

Duration:

2 hours

Traditional Theatre and Puppets (“Mahadana Muttah”) – with Power of Play and MJF Kids

Description

Moratuwa – Sri Lanka is rich in folklore and in traiditional puppet making. Learn a little bit about Sri Lanka’s history of puppet making, watch a small folkloric play, learn popular folk songs  and then learn how to handle the puppets – creating your own version of Sri Lankan folklore theatre!

Qualifications/ Experience

None – suitable for all ages

Duration:

2 hours

Easy Pallets Carpentry – (a) painting pallets; (b) easy assembly take-homes with the Carpentry unit

Description

Moratuwa – Our carpentry unit are experts in creating masterpieces from pallets. From easy puzzles to complex pieces of furniture, work with the young men and women of the unit and their guru on creating your own souvenir from Sri Lanka.

Qualifications/ Experience

Suitable for ages 10 and up – creations may vary

Duration:

2 hours