The Foundation of Goodness is a holistic rural development model that seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide in Sri Lanka via 10 empowerment divisions across 900+ villages island-wide, and reached over 307,000+ beneficiaries in 2022 alone by way of 15 Empowerment Centres, free of cost.
The Dive for Good Centre provides a professional PADI diving qualification free of charge to youth in Seenigama and surrounding villages, via the Foundation of Goodness empowerment activities. This year, due to the lack of tourists due to the global pandemic, we have taken on an extra batch of aspiring youth from the locality to train to become divers.
We are delighted to welcome 21 students to the new batch of aspiring Divers to the Dive for Good Centre! We are also happy to announce that of the 21 new students, 5 of them are girls from the rural locality who are taking the plunge into this predominantly male industry.
Due to ongoing travel restrictions and health guidelines, we have begun the theory classes of the course first, which are being delivered online. Scuba diving equipment was introduced for the first time to our aspiring divers during online theory classes.
In addition to this, a life skills programme was also conducted by Mr. Rohantha De Silva, a chief marine engineer and founder of the foundation of goodness Life Coach Mr Kushil Gunasekera for all dive students in training, providing them with insight and valuable life lessons.
Once restrictions eased slightly, the new batch of dive students in training at the Dive for Good Centre began the weekly beach clean ups conducted along the Seenigama coast as a form of giving back to the local community and protecting the environment.
We are eagerly looking forward to the new season starting in October and wish all our dive students the very best!
For more information: https://diveforgood.com/