Founded in 2006, the SVS School for English has helped more than 3,000 students in Sri Lanka gain English language skills and, as a consequence, secure better jobs or even study abroad. Teachers who volunteer to work for us gain valuable experience in teaching English in a different cultural environment and experiencing that difference firsthand. We aim to provide all Sri Lankans and foreign expatriates working in the country with the opportunity to further their prospects of learning English. We want to take Sri Lanka forward to be one of the most educated newly developing countries on the planet. Our goal is not just to provide education at the lowest possible cost, but also to allow the school to be self-sufficient and self-sustaining, so that without further outside financial support, the school can continue providing a high level of education.