Polannaruwa, Sri Lanka
May 23 – May 27, 2018

Wednesday, May 23rd

The trek will kick-off with a special welcome reception and dinner in Negombo.
Meals included: D
Accommodations: Jetwing Blue Resort

Thursday, May 24th

The focus of today will be our Girls' Education Program. We will travel in the morning to Habarana, where we’ll spend the afternoon with a Girls’ Education Program graduate, who will explain how education has helped her overcome the challenges that she and her family face. We will spend the evening at the beautiful Cinnamon Lodge in Habarana.

Meals included: B, L, D
Accommodations: The Cinnamon Lodge

Friday, May 25th

The day will begin by exploring one of our Literacy Program schools in Anuradhapura. Our Literacy Program provides schools with tailored assistance to ensure students have the instruction and resources they need to develop strong literacy skills and the habit of reading. The morning's visit will take us through reading and writing instruction activities in the classroom as well as the library where you can see some of our award-winning locally published children’s books.

Following lunch, we will visit a secondary school to get to know the girls at the school and participate in a life skills session. We will also have a chance to meet a few of the Girls’ Education Program participants at their homes, where we can speak to them and their parents about how education has impacted their lives. After a full day of interactions, we will return to Habarana for the evening.

Meals included: B, L, D
Accommodations: The Cinnamon Lodge

Saturday, May 26th

Today, you will have the option to stay at the hotel for leisurely morning or you can choose to visit the ancient Rock Fortress of Sigiriya. Then, following lunch at the hotel we will travel back to Negombo. The trip will conclude with a celebratory farewell dinner at a local restaurant. This will be an opportunity to reflect on the trip, and discuss ideas and impressions with fellow trek participants before parting ways.

Meals included: B, L, D
Accommodations: Jetwing Blue Resort

Sunday, May 27th

Day of departure. Airport transfers will be arranged through the hotel. For those interested in continuing to explore Sri Lanka, post-trek travel information is available in the Travel Arrangements section.
Meals: B