Foundation of Goodness delivery of Essential School Supply Packs for the 2015 school year

The Essential School Supply Packs programme is one project that has thrived since the earliest days of FoG in 1999, and through it we have had the good fortune to provide school supply packs to 18,950 school children with financial difficulties.During our 15 years of community service, especially in the 10 years since the devastating Boxing Day tsunami, the Foundation of Goodness has grown far beyond the expectations of its humble beginning. Today, we provide free of cost services to over 30,000 beneficiaries across Sri Lanka via our 30 empowerment activity sectors every year. One of our greatest achievements has been the ability to continue and sustain even our earliest projects despite the rapid expansion of our work and the severe stress this has caused with regard to funding.

In order to continue this program and light the way for more young children we are in serious need of help and support from our generous donors. For just $30 you can sponsor a school bag filled with books, stationery, mathematical equipment, crayons, a pencil box, a lunch box, a water bottle, material for school uniforms and a voucher for shoes. These bags are distributed to children from the northern, southern, eastern, western and central regions of Sri Lanka and across many other areas and schools which are in desperate need of help.

The school packs come in three varieties which are specially tailored for the needs of the children and include the following:

Grade 1

01 School Bag
Material for School Uniform
Voucher for Shoes and Socks
02 1” Square Rule Books
02 1” Single Rile Books
02 Blank Page Books
01 Double Rule Book
01 Blank Drawing Book
01 Botany Book
01 CR Book
01 Drawing Book
Scissors, Bottle of Glue, Pen, Pencil, Eraser, Ruler
Box of Crayons
Box of Coloured Pencils
Box of Clay
Pencil Case
Water Bottle
Lunch Box

Grade 2 – 4

Material for School Uniform
01 School Bag
Voucher for School Shoes and Socks
08 Exercise Books
06 Piece Set of Coloured Felt-Tip Pens
25 Piece Set of Crayons
40 Page Drawing Book
Lunch Box
Water Bottle
Eraser, Pencil, Ruler, Pen
Pencil Box

Grade 5 – 12

1 School Uniform
1 School Bag
Voucher for School Shoes and Socks
8 exercise books
1 CR Book
25 Piece Set of Crayons
Box of Mathematical Instruments
Box of Coloured Pencils
Pen and Pencil
Lunch Box
Water Bottle

Many of the children we encounter make a profound and lasting impact on us. Simple school utensils and stationery or a pair of shoes that we take for granted are a luxury for many of these children. During our final distributions for the 2014 school year in late January, we encountered children who had not yet been to school, even though the new term had started, because they did not have books or uniforms. It is heart breaking to realize that very young children are forced to discontinue their studies because they have no books to write on, and no pencil to write with when granting them access to these supplies lies within our grasp.

The reception at many of the school supply distributions are a truly special event, with young faces beaming with joy, and little hands clapping as hard as they can with overflowing happiness as they catch sight of the brand new bags of school supplies. Parents often seek us out after the distribution with tears of relief and gratitude upon their face as they tell us about the anguish they felt at being unable to provide their children with educational material. Some often admit that they have never seen such a complete set of equipment along with lunch boxes, uniform material and shoes in one place, having scraped together some money to buy a book or a pen once every so often over the school year.

As we stand on the brink of completing 20,000 deliveries this is the opportunity for you to be a part of this amazing initiative. Help a poor child escape the cycle of poverty and give them the opportunity to realize their dreams of a better future. By sponsoring one bag, you are giving someone a new lease on life, and the chance to build an entire future.

Act now, this is your opportunity to light up the future of a hopeful little boy or girl and help them make their dreams come true.

A child without education, is like a bird without wings- Tibetan Proverb


18th November 2014



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