United strength and ambition, creativity and care

to support the local community and protect the nature

of Sri Lanka = Nature Volunteers Association

Nature Volunteers Association (NVA) is a non-profit NGO based in Aluthgama, Sri Lanka. In 2006 the organisation was founded and registered as Social Service in Sri Lanka - additionally to our environmental NGO "Nature Conservation Society" (NCS), which has been registered in 2005 already.

 

In our work we support especially those with less acceptance and chances like children and women from low income families, people in need – to change their life to the better. While projects are mainly financed with financial support of partner organisations and foundations, running costs, staff salaries and social care activities are covered through donations. However, the long term goal of our NGO is to become independent and sustainable - to be able to cover all expenditures through earnings, which are generated through the projects itself e.g the sale of sewed products from the Women’s Unit.   

 

Our mission is to create a healthy nature and local community, where all members have a life worth living: an environment where people care for each other, a nature lasting for the next generations to live in, a place where all women are respected and accepted and a save future for all children to grow up, develop and survive.

Our Key Activities are:

Education

In our Education Development Centre the students learn not just for school, but for a better furture.

Women Empowerment

Our Women's Unit provides vocational training and support for local women.

Social Care

People in need are mainly women, children and old-age people. Their support is a special part of NVA.

Nature Care

We try to conserve and protect Sri Lanka's nature with awareness, education and regular activities.

Volunteering

Basis of the NVA are international and local supporter, which help together for Sri Lanka - as Nature Volunteers.

Special Moments:

"Trophée de femmes", Germany 2016: Prize winner Mrs. Hufmann (left), Mrs. Koch-Weser (right) and Mrs. Launhardt (2nd left) with Mr. Claude Fromageot, Director of the Foundation Yves Rocher

"Trophée de femmes" Germany 2016 - Environmental Award for Women of the "Foundation Yves Rocher"  


24th of Februar 2016 - the 13th "Trophée de femmes" is awarded to the three selected prize winner in Germany by the Foundation Yves Rocher: In a special ceremony at the Solitude Palace in Stuttgart two awards have been given to Mrs. Maritta Koch Weser and Mrs. Susanne Hufmann for their remarkable environmental projects. However, the first prize was awared to Mrs. Andrea Launhardt and our environmental organisation NCS for their work and efforts in Sri Lanka since 2006.

 

A success which could not be possible without the support and efforts of our local team: the EDC teachers, Green Pioneer Team, students of the EDC and Women's Unit and our Nature Volunteers.

 

Thank YOU very much - Merci Beaucoup - Herzlichen Dank ! - Bohome Stuti !  

10 year anniversary of the Education Development Centre (EDC) on 29th of May 2016

10 year anniversary of our educational centre EDC

 

On 27th of May our Education Development Centre (EDC) in Aluthgama was opend 10 years ago for the first batch ever. On 29th of May the members of the NVA, NCS and EDC together with special guests, former students, women, friends and family this event was celebrated at the Aluthgama town hall.

 

In this celebration the founders of the EDC reviewed the past 10 years, explained the foundation and very beginning of the centre. The students of the EDC and women of the Women's Unit showed what talents we have - with special dances, dramas, songs in English and German, speeches and a fabulous fashion show with handmade cloth from our trained women.

 

At the end a small documentary was shown to give an introduction of the work and courses at the EDC. It will be available soon at our youtube channel.

 

Thank you very much to everyone, which have been with us and supported the EDC through all those years !!! Together we could archive this great result and with all of you we will be able to continue and develop it another 10 years or more.

  

All-island ART COMPETITION of the NCS

Art Competition in Sri Lanka - organised from the Nature Conservation Society (NCS)

 

The NCS invites all students from Grade 6 up to A-Level to participate the all - island wide art competition: " Environmental problems and destruction in Sri Lanka".

 

Eligibility: - open for students from Grade 6 to Grade 13 (A-Level) in Sri Lanka

- paper size: up to A2

 

Categories: 6 - according to the grade (categorie 1 = Grade 6, ect.).

 

Prices: 1st = 10.000 RS, 2nd = 5.000 Rs, 3rd = 3.000 RS (for each categorie).

 

 

Deadline: send the art work till 20 October 2016 to the NCS, No.41, Devala Rd., Kaluwamodara, Aluthgama

 

Read here all information about the art competition.

 

GOOD LUCK !

Donations

You can support the projects of the NVA with a donation - directly to the NVA in Sri Lanka or to our partner organisation LOTUS international e.V. in Germany

 

Upcoming Events:

5. June 2016

The NCS will celebrate the World Environmental Day 2016 with an island wide art competition about environmental issues and destruction in Sri Lanka.

More information soon on our facebook channel

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For further information or questions, please contact us under: info(at)naturevolunteers.com

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