Fostering understanding for young members of the expatriate Sri Lankan community
The Foundation created LankaCorps to help members of the expatriate Sri Lankan community engage with post-conflict Sri Lanka and to enhance their understanding of the country. The program fosters identification with Sri Lanka among youth with limited experience in the country of their heritage.
LankaCorps Fellows will be placed with host organizations identified by The Asia Foundation in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. These affiliations will be augmented by an orientation program, language training, and periodic activities with other young leaders. Asia Foundation staff will offer in-country advisory and logistical support for the Fellows during their six-month affiliation. The fellowship will provide a travel stipend to cover roundtrip international airfare, in-country living expenses (including a monthly stipend and housing), and health insurance coverage.