A holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 400+ villages island-wide reaching over 28,000 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.

VILLAGE HEARTBEAT EMPOWERMENT CENTRES

The Foundation of Goodness has 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.

The Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre provides high-quality facilities rarely available in rural villages. All programmes are free of charge and are taught by qualified teachers. Overseas volunteers work with them to develop new classes and skills and these are open to all who wish to attend from the village and surrounding areas. As well as scheduled classes, the centre is also used as a venue for village clubs and public meetings.

Programmes Offered Include:

Computer & Information Technology

Language/ Link-Language Training

Women’s Empowerment

Children’s Good Values Initiative

Library Facilities

Sports Activities

Environment Management

Life Skills

Classes for School Subjects

Pre-School

Udumulla

Galle District

Total Number of Beneficiaries:

321

Rathgama

Galle District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

281

Hingurukaduwa

Moneragala District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

469

Mahawilachchiya

Anuradhapura District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

300

Eravur

Batticaloa District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

874

Thirukkovil

Ampara District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

627

Mathagal

Jaffna District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

419

Oddusuddan

Mullaitivu District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

647

Murukandy

Kilinochchi District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

385

Bandarawela

Bandarawela District

Total Number of Beneficiaries

341