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.
For over 24 years, the Foundation of Goodness has been on a remarkable journey, empowering rural communities to bridge the urban-rural divide. Their self-income generating projects are driving sustainability, aiming to provide long-term support to underserved communities in Sri Lanka. We’re excited to introduce you to www.goodnessgetaway.com, a new platform that allows you to discover and book a range of activities that not only promise a memorable experience but also contribute to the noble cause of community development.
Dive for Good – Explore the Wonders of the Ocean with Purpose:
The Dive For Good experience in Seenigama invites you to explore the wonders of the ocean while making a positive impact. Immerse yourself in the underwater realm of Sri Lanka’s pristine coastal waters, knowing that your dive directly supports community development projects. Every moment spent exploring vibrant coral reefs and encountering majestic marine life contributes to initiatives that provide conservation, education, healthcare, and empowerment to underserved communities. Join Dive for Good, where your passion for diving merges with the noble pursuit of creating a brighter future for all. All proceeds go towards the ocean sustainability initiatives of the Foundation of Goodness, where divers are trained free of charge during the off-season.
Snorkel at Turtle Point – A Mesmerizing Underwater Encounter:
Snorkel amid vibrant marine life, interact responsibly with turtles, and immerse yourself in the stunning underwater world of Turtle Point. This extraordinary location offers a mesmerizing opportunity to witness these graceful marine creatures in their undisturbed natural habitat. Brace yourself for an awe-inspiring encounter with these gentle turtles as they gracefully glide through the pristine waters.
Plates of Goodness – Cook and savor Sri Lankan cuisine
The Plates of Goodness initiative was created to help people not just taste Sri Lankan food but also experience how the meals are cooked. Visitors get to man the cooking station and learn to cook traditional village rice & curry, assisted by the women of the Empowerment Centre. This program has helped countless beneficiaries. You can also make a stop at Menike’s Kitchen, situated amidst a stunning tea plantation in the village of Helboda. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to relish authentic Sri Lankan cuisine and participate in the cooking process. Despite its simplicity, the location of Menike’s Kitchen offers an awe-inspiring view of the Mahaweli reservoir, making it a truly remarkable experience.
Nature Cruise on Hikkaduwa Lake – Discover Natural Wonders:
Experience a one-of-a-kind nature cruise through the picturesque waters of the untouched Hikkaduwa Lake. Delve into the realm of natural wonders as you learn about the rich flora and fauna of the area. Marvel at the unique rock formations that embellish the landscape, adding an element of rarity to this voyage. For avid birdwatchers, this cruise is a true delight, offering abundant opportunities to spot a diverse array of bird species and learn about local prawn farming.
Sports tours – Sporting goodness
At Foundation of Goodness Sports Academy, children and youth from the local community receive free-of-charge training. But our reach extends far beyond these borders; we proudly facilitate sporting activities all across the island through our Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres.
We embrace a vision of inclusivity and cultural exchange, inviting School, Universities, Clubs, and Veteran level teams from around the world to embark on a meaningful journey to Sri Lanka. Engage with our talented sportsmen and women through friendly games and training sessions and discover the enriching opportunities that await within the heart of this vibrant nation.
Visit the OYOB Centre of Excellence – A Village in the Wake of a Tsunami Wave.
Take a moment to visit the inspiring transformation of Sri Lanka’s OYOB Centre of Excellence, born from the aftermath of the 2004 Boxing Day Tsunami. This remarkable venue now stands as the Foundation’s headquarters, symbolizing resilience, and magnificence.
We are excited to help you discover a fresh perspective of Sri Lanka with Goodness Getaway. Whether you volunteer, dive into the ocean, play cricket, or master authentic local cuisine, 100% of the proceeds from these activities support sustainable community programs and foster brighter futures for rural families in our villages. Make your trip to Sri Lanka not only memorable but meaningful and be part of the positive change brought about by the Foundation of Goodness. Book your experience today at www.goodnessgetaway.com and embark on a journey of adventure, culture, and purpose.