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.
“In partnership, we find the strength to do more good together than we ever could alone.” – Anonymous
We believe that partnerships are the key to unlocking the full potential of community aid initiatives. By pooling resources, expertise, and passion, diverse stakeholders can create a far greater impact that transcends individual efforts. These collaborations harness collective strength, turning challenges into opportunities and driving positive change for underserved communities.
Over the past two and a half decades the Foundation of Goodness, has long been dedicated to addressing the urban-rural divide in Sri Lanka, forging numerous impactful partnerships along the way. Among its recent collaborations, the one with the Vanni Hope Foundation stands out as a ray of hope and progress for underprivileged communities across the nation.
At its core, the Vanni Hope Foundation shares a profound vision very similar to that of the Foundation of Goodness: it firmly believes that every individual, regardless of their circumstances, should have access to the most fundamental human necessities – clean water, food, shelter, and sanitation The. Vanni Hope Foundation has been actively engaged in humanitarian efforts within the Northern region of Sri Lanka and has conducted over a thousand visits to the South as well. Having witnessed the impact of projects at various time scales, spanning short-term, mid-term, and long-term initiatives, Vanni Hope Foundation has acknowledged the remarkable work carried out by the Foundation of Goodness in the Northern region, particularly through the Mathagal, Murukkandy, Puthiyanagar, and Oddusuddan centers. In recognition and reciprocation of the goodwill generated by the work in the North, Vanni Hope Foundation is deepening its involvement in empowerment projects in the South.
Over the years the Foundation of Goodness and the Vanni Hope Foundation have worked on numerous projects that have helped the underserved communities in Sri Lanka. One outstanding project has been the Vanni Hope Foundation together with the Nalliah Education Trust (USA) and the Foundation of Goodness embarking on a mission to establish smart classrooms in various rural schools across the country. These modern learning environments have significantly improved the educational prospects of thousands of students hailing from disadvantaged backgrounds.
The substantial contributions of Vanni Hope extend beyond just smart classrooms. They have also generously donated nine smartboards to a range of educational institutions, including schools and Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres. These cutting-edge teaching tools have not only streamlined operational processes but have also markedly enhanced the learning experience for countless individuals.
Moreover, Vanni Hope’s commitment to serving the community is vividly exemplified by their support for renovating essential sanitisation facilities such as the toilets at the Navodya Special Needs School. The Vanni Hope Foundation has also provided valuable sewing machines to the Foundation of Goodness’ Womens’ Empowerment Centre and greatly contributed towards providing grocery packs to struggling families during the Covid-19 pandemic by way of our ‘Feed The Hungry’ initiative.
However, one of the most recent projects was the vital renovation of the Oddusuddan Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre, another noteworthy endeavour that showcases Vanni Hope’s philanthropic spirit. The centre underwent significant upgrades, including the refurbishment of the exterior, classrooms, computer room, library, and guest room. These improvements have not only enhanced the physical infrastructure but have also breathed new life into the centre, making it an even more valuable asset for its beneficiaries.
The Vanni Hope Foundation has also graciously pledged their support towards the Vavuniya multi-sports complex that has just begun construction. This complex will no doubt be a valuable asset to the countless beneficiaries in the Northern region of Sri Lanka.
The partnership between FoG and the Vanni Hope Foundation epitomizes the transformative potential of collaboration. Together, they continue to make a substantial difference in the lives of countless individuals who have long yearned for hope, education, and better opportunities. Through their combined efforts, they are reshaping the future of those most in need, one community at a time.