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.
A group of very lucky kids from the Foundation of Goodness (FoG) had the unique opportunity to visit the British Naval ship, the HMS Montrose while it was docked in Sri Lanka.
The kind invitation was extended to us by the British High Commission, inviting 5 kids and 2 adults (teachers or guardians) to join them for a tour of the ship as a familiarization visit to observe this UK based naval event.
Charithya Madurangi and Chanuka Priyanga from the 9th Grade, Rashmika Sasindu and Dewmini Imasha from the 8th Grade and Kalpa Jayanga from the 7th Grade were selected to participate along with chaperones Champa and Rumeshi from FoG.
The group arrived at the British High Commission on the 2nd of April and boarded a coach which transported them to the Port. The kids had a chance to tour the ship and meet the Captain, learning many interesting facts about Naval Ships before the tour ended.
We are very grateful to the British High Commission for giving our FoG kids this wonderful opportunity. Students who attend classes at FoG and participate in the Children’s Good Values Initiative are often be included in special events like this that add a new dimension to their experiences besides the educational classes they attend.
The children are encouraged to participate in various extracurricular activities that develop their skills and teach valuable lessons, such as awareness programmes about the spread of disease, fun craft activities and community clean-ups. One of their most recent activities was to participate in a meditation programme the helps them with disciplining their mind for greater focus and concentration, which will benefit them in their studies as well as their daily life.