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About Me

Foundation of Goodness

Colombo, Sri Lanka
The Foundation of Goodness aims to bridge the gap between urban and rural life in Sri Lanka

My Activity

Q: International Sports Tours are a unique activity that makes the Foundation of Goodness Sports Academy stand out. Sports teams from around the world visit our Sports Academy to engage in friendly tournaments ranging from cricket to netball, to test their skills against our rural but talented players, opening up a whole new world of experiences for both the visiting and home teams.

Malvern College UK visited us in April 2023 with their U15 and U18 cricket teams to test out their skills in friendly matches against our Academy Cricket Teams. The U18 team even had the wonderful opportunity to play against the FoG Academy U17 Team who have just returned victorious following the ICAL Tournament in India.

Q: The Foundation of Goodness was established in 1999 and has worked extensively to develop a one of a kind holistic rural community development model over the past 25 years, completing humanitarian initiatives to the value of USD 24 million. In 2023 alone, despite struggles brought on by the Sri Lankan Economic Crisis, the Foundation of Goodness was able to deliver a wide range of programmes to over 135,000 beneficiaries from 854 villages across Sri Lanka, free of charge, via our 10 empowerment divisions: Business Skills and Enterprise, Women’s Empowerment, Special Needs, Language and Arts, Sports Development, Medical, Dental and Psychosocial Support, Children and Youth Development, Environment and Water, Rural Welfare & Development and Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres. The Foundation of Goodness also provides opportunities for volunteerism and has established its own Sustainable Income Generation avenues.

In addition to its flagship venue and project headquarters, the OYOB Centre of Excellence and Sports Academy in Seenigama, the Foundation of Goodness has also branched out to offer its key courses and resources to distant rural villages via Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres. These centres strive to empower disadvantaged communities so that they may have equal opportunities to excel in life. As the nerve centre of the village, the Village Heartbeat concept works to give underprivileged villagers access to skills that will enable them to develop to their full potential and offer courses in areas such as IT, children’s educational classes, women’s empowerment, life values and life skills development.

The Foundation of Goodness has already established 19 Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres across the island; Ahangama (Galle District), Jayanthipura (Polonnaruwa District), China Bay (Trincomalee District), Mahiyangana (Badulla District), Maskeliya (Nuwara Eliya District), Ragala (Nuwara Eliya District), Kothmalae (Nuwara Eliya District) , Hatton (Nuwara Eliya District), Mathagal (Jaffna District), Pallai (Kilinochchi District), Oddusuddan (Mullaitivu District), Puthiyanagar (Mullaitivu District), Eravur (Batticaloa District), Thirukkovil (Ampara District), Dambulla (Matale District), Bandarawela (Badulla District, Central Region), Hingurukaduwa (Monaragala District), Udumulla (Galle Districtand Rathgama (Galle District) with plans currently underway to construct more Centres.