A holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 300+ villages island-wide reaching over 28,000 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.
Medical, Dental and Psycho-social Support
As one of the first projects initiated by the Foundation of Goodness, in 1999, the origins of the Medical Centre lies in the maternity clinics held in association with the Medical Officer for Health (MOH) of Hikkaduwa for the advantage of rural mothers and mothers to be.
After the Tsunami, the provision of medical care was a top priority. In 2005, a group of US volunteers including two paediatric specialists, Jugtha and Deepa, established the Medical Centre which also includes a pharmacy and laboratory services.
The Medical Centre staff also conducts community outreach programmes including maternity clinics and visits local elders’ homes to ensure their wellbeing.
The Dental Clinic was added to our Medical Centre in 2007 and helps low-income beneficiaries in the region to gain access to free of charge dentistry.
The Dental Clinic also conducts oral care programmes and free check-ups for local schools and orphanages.
Community Psycho-social Unit
The counselling and psychosocial support work provided by the committed and experienced Community Psychosocial Unit who receive ongoing training and support from local and overseas professionals has been essential for the welfare of the villagers.
This is a special service provided for rural communities, mainly due to the fact that many of the issues raised are considered taboo within Sri Lanka culture.
The psycho-social unit conducts one on one counselling sessions in addition to specialised seminars for various FoG sectors, schools, elders’ homes and orphanages.