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Foundation of Goodness

The Foundation of Goodness celebrates 20 years of humanitarian service

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The Foundation of Goodness celebrates 20 years of humanitarian service in 2019 and a special press conference took place on 12th March 2019 at the project headquarters and flagship model- The MCC Centre of Excellence and Sports Academy in Seenigama.

Established in 1999, The Foundation of Goodness (FoG) has worked extensively to develop a one-of-a-kind, holistic, rural community development model which today delivers a wide range of programmes through the MCC Centre of Excellence and Sports Academy in Seenigama, as well as 10 Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres located island-wide.

The Foundation of Goodness has continued to expand and grow both in terms of its reach and the breadth of its programmes and will be kicking off a range of new projects in its 20th year.

  • Establishing a Bat Repair Unit
  • Opening the ‘Murali Museum’ in Seenigama
  • 2 new Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres to be established
  • Increasing the generation of sustainability funding to cover 50% of Foundation of Goodness’ activities
  • Partnership with the National Olympic Committee to develop rural sports and produce a future Olympian
  • Completing the 10th Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Plant in regions affected by Chronic Kidney Disease due to water contamination and pollution
  • Partnership with the Association of Professional Sri Lankans in Australia to provide solar power and clean water to rural villagers
  • Partnership with Tokyo Cement for Coral Replanting at ‘Dive Seenigama’ diving centre (a sustainable income generation venture of the Foundation of Goodness)
  • Expanding international school sports tours to ladies cricket, netball and swimming (currently an average of 60 overseas cricket and netball teams visit the Foundation of Goodness every year)
  • Developing special needs facilities in Sri Lanka
  • Completion of 100 consecutive months of visiting the North for development activities in April 2019
  • Launching the Good Life Institute
  • Continuing to serve over 28,000 beneficiaries annually from 300+ villages island-wide, free of charge, via 10 empowerment divisions

The Foundation of Goodness illuminates the lives of rural under-served villagers, invigorating them to overcome challenges and build self-reliant and resilient lives as it continues to fortify one life at a time to build a promising tomorrow for the humanity.

Trustee Statements

 

“It is so important to empower the rural disadvantaged communities, unless we harness their potential Sri Lanka can never be prosperous to the extent that we aspire it to be.”

Kushil Gunasekera – Founder/ Chief Trustee of the Foundation of Goodness

“I am very passionate about uplifting rural educational standards and sports facilities, which we do the best through the foundation of Goodness.”

Muthiah Muralidaran – Legendary National Spin Bowler

 

“FoG has built an unblemished track record and reputation on undertaking truly transformational projects. The fact that they have been so transparent in the way they work with donors certainly makes donors feel that their money has gone to people in need.”

Ashan Malalasekera – Chairman of Arinma Group

 

“Its about building lives and making sure the families and communities keep progressing in society and in life, and that the most important thing that the Foundation achieves.”

Kumar Sangakkara – Former Sri Lankan Cricket Captain

“Sports gives you a lot of life lessons, through sports you can cultivate good values and discipline and make them better people.”

Mahela Jayawardena – Former Sri Lanka Cricket Captain

“FOG today focuses all over the country, not just the post tsunami or post war regions, through range of new initiatives such as Village Heartbeat Centers and Sustainable income generation programs.  It’s a great Honour and privilege for me to be able to contribute for the same”

Pradeep Karunagaran – Regional Head – Africa and Sri Lanka, Wilmar International, Singapore

“Empowering people is not an easy task, making people realise there is hope in life is tougher. I would also like to thank everyone directly or indirectly involved in any way in giving hope and making thousands of dreams come true. Thanks for caring.”

Russel Arnold – Former Sri Lankan Cricketer, Level III High performance cricket coach and International cricket commentator

 

“The Foundation of Goodness is constantly expanding its work and it has been a pleasure to lead an assistance programme to local NGOs caring for the special needs children in the North and South.”

Dr. Naj Nagendran – Occupational Medicine Specialist, USA

 

“Residing in the USA, it is a privilege to be able to give back to my nation and I am blessed to be able to make the smallest change in the life of a few people and families in need.  My goal is to continue this work for the rest of my lifetime.”

Roshan Wijerama – President & CEO of Horizon Group USA


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