A holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 500+ villages island-wide reaching over 35,000 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.
We are delighted to announce that our Flagship Venue, the Centre of Excellence in Seenigama, is now exclusively sponsored by the OYOB Property Group! A plaque was unveiled at the Centre of Excellence to mark their magnanimous contribution, heralding a new chapter of the Centre of Excellence, now rebranded as the OYOB Centre of Excellence.
The remarkable individuals from OYOB – Australia have been longtime supporters of the Foundation of Goodness, organising fundraising events in both Australia and Sri Lanka, together with their partner organisations in support of rural development.
Principal Fundraising Events and Sponsorships (2014 – 2020)
Festival of Cricket
Charity Bike Ride (with Bendigo Bank)
Murali Harmony Cup Cricket Tournament Sponsorship (2 years)
OYOB Tuk Tuk Charity Rides
Together with their partners, OYOB has provided funds for setting up and sustaining a number of Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres;
The OYOB Property Group’s long-term vision is to partner with the Foundation of Goodness in taking the Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre model to every district in Sri Lanka, to create growth and meaningful change from the grassroots level upwards.
The Centre of Excellence has since inception, empowered over 200,000 rural Sri Lankans.
We also salute the outstanding contribution by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) UK, in establishing the Foundation of Goodness’ flagship project headquarters, the MCC Centre of Excellence in Seenigama (2007 – 2020) and the Sri Sumangala College Lords Cricket Grounds in Hikkaduwa (Est.2007) declared open by the 2008 incoming MCC President, former England Cricket Captain Mike Brearley.
A plaque in honour of the Marylebone Cricket Club was also unveiled in Seenigama at the Centre of Excellence by the current MCC President and FoG Trustee Kumar Sangakkara, together with the MCC local Trustees, Vijaya Malalasekera (Chairman), Ajith Dias and Mano Ponniah and the Foundation of Goodness Founder/ Chief Trustee Kushil Gunasekera and Trustee Ashan Malalasekera on the 20th of March 2021.