Before I came to the millennium elephant foundation i'd read the negative reviews of trip advisor. From my understanding those negative reviews were written by people who project the health and safety standards of England onto Sri Lanka. It is not 5* accommodation but there is a bed, 3 nice meals a day, a great local community, atmosphere and the volunteers who work there want to work. If you don't want to work hard, you won't get anything out of the experience. Being a volunteer ran scheme, the funding is in short supply with the money that is made going directly on the projects. It is a really rewarding scheme, the people who work here are all like minded, either being interested in helping the elephants with a drive to travel. You are given complete control over what aspects you want to contribute towards and the head volunteers take into account your opinion of how things should work. I would recommend MEF to anyone who wants a life changing experience!
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