Retreat, Relax, Reflect and Renew. Sanctuary House is the ideal venue for this process.
In April a group of eight volunteers from Singapore stayed at Sanctuary House for five days. They were on a mission working with orphans and other vulnerable children in Colombo City. Their work included painting several building as well as conducting outdoor activities for the kids.
Sanctuary House became a home away from home for these volunteers: Maurice, Mike and the team looked after them, helping them set out strengthened for the challenges ahead as well as recuperate at the end of each tiring day.
In addition to the special menus laid out, the highlight of the visit was fishing in our waterways. Catch and release was the order of the day, and many fish were caught.
In addition to being an enjoyable activity, it also highlighted the ongoing success of our wetland restoration project. In addition to fish breeding in abundance in our backwaters, other life forms including lagoon crabs and shrimp are also multiplying.
Our guests promised to return to Sanctuary House the next time they visit Sri Lanka!