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 31,500 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.
WHO WE ARE
To create a sustainable community development model designed to inspire other regions and empower disadvantaged communities throughout the globe.
To empower the less privileged rural communities, whilst inculcating the spirit of goodness, so that they may have equal opportunities to excel in life.
Board of Trustees
Dr. Naj Nagendran
The Foundation of Goodness was established in 1999 and registered as a Voluntary Social Services/Non-Governmental Organisation at the Division of Non-Governmental Organisations in the Ministry of Social Welfare (Sri Lanka) in 2005.
The Foundation of Goodness has worked extensively following the 2004 tsunami that devastated the lives of thousands of Sri Lankans, to develop a one-of-a-kind holistic rural community development model which today delivers a wide range of programmes to over 31,500 beneficiaries annually from 400+ villages in the South, North and East of Sri Lanka, free of charge, via our 10 empowerment divisions which include; Women’s Empowerment, Business and Enterprise, Environmental Welfare, Children and Youth Development, Special Needs, Sports Development, Medical, Dental and Psycho-social Support, Language and Arts, Rural Welfare and Life Skills & Good Values.
When the years of conflict came to an end, the Foundation of Goodness extended its development activities to the post-war North and East of Sri Lanka and has been working in the North since January 2011, reaching over 40,000 beneficiaries to date, with uninterrupted monthly visits to introduce, maintain and expand a variety of programmes including village infrastructure development, sports development, libraries, IT centres, schools development, water and sanitation projects, livelihood and vocational programmes, microfinance projects and have distributed over 4,000 bicycles to needy beneficiaries in partnership with Sri Lankan Cricketer Kumar Sangakkara and his ‘Sanga’s Bikes for Life’ programme.
The Foundation of Goodness has also 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 and offers courses in areas such as IT, children’s education, women’s empowerment, vocational training, life values and life skills development. The Foundation of Goodness has already established 10 Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres in the South, Southeast, North and East of the island, with plans currently underway to construct more Centres.
The Foundation of Goodness adheres to the highest standards of financial accountability and reporting. Annual audits are conducted by a firm of Chartered Accountants.
Our funding partners and major donors are given the annual audited accounts on request or submitted with our proposals for donor evaluation. Additionally, we present periodical progress reports to the donors as required along with an update of the grant disbursements including photographs.
We do not levy any administration costs for educational & sports scholarships, the supply of electricity and water connections to the less privilege, aid relief, schools development initiatives, healthcare grants, sporting equipment, children’s welfare activities or livelihood projects, where the entire amount is credited to those undertakings.
The Foundation of Goodness does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients.
Foundation of Goodness is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.