A holistic rural development model that seeks to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities in Sri Lanka via 10 empowerment divisions across 900+ villages island-wide reaching over 68,000+ beneficiaries annually, free of cost.
Poson Poya Day Celebrations
This year, due to COVID-19, Poson celebrations were more muted and confined to homes or diluted by social distancing and safety protocols. However, our Village Heartbeat Empowerment (VHE) Centres and their beneficiaries around the island, in their own way, marked the special day.
I had no skills. My future was uncertain and I felt that the world was very unfair to me. I had no means of making a living until I learned new skills from the Women’s Enterprise Centre. Now I am capable of earning a living for the rest of my life
After A/Levels I had no real options but one of my friends gave me information about FoG and I followed the Programming and Web Design courses at their IT Centre. Now I am a senior QAT for Trax Smart Recognition Retail System. FoG led me to the best opportunity I ever had in my life, the people at FoG did not let me down.
I lost three of my sisters and my nephew on the day of the tsunami. I was afraid of the ocean after that but wanted to overcome it and learn to dive. Because of the skills I gained at the FoG Diving & Training Centre I am now a skilled diver working in Dubai as a lifeguard.
I mortgaged my house to go overseas for employment and lost it. Now my family lives with my Uncle and if not for FoG I would not be able to provide for them. I am earning a salary today because of the NVQ 4 Certificate level training I received at the Electrical Installation Course.