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.
Learn for Life Lanka, which has partnered with the Foundation of Goodness to promote value-added and value-based learning for children, recently conducted the second workshop in their pilot project on socio-emotional learning for the Children’s Good Values Initiative (CGVI) of the Kahawa, Akurala and Seenigama Centres. The L4LL workshop at the OYOB Centre of Excellence focused on ‘Positive Communication’, which is an integral part of Strengths-Based Resilience Learning that aims to equip the next generation with the skills necessary to develop healthy relationships.
The workshop was attended by 25 students of the Kahawa, Akurala and Seenigama CGVI. It was conducted by Learn for Life Lanka team members Pamuditha, Sandali, and Ranuk, who used interactive and engaging techniques to teach the children about the importance of positive communication.
In line with their commitment to continuous improvement, Learn for Life Lanka also collected feedback from the children who had attended the first workshop on socio-emotional learning, which was conducted in November last year. The feedback from our beneficiaries is a crucial element in designing effective learning experiences, which also helps us to better understand their needs and preferences.
The Foundation of Goodness strongly believes that instilling good ethics and values in children is an essential part of their personal growth and development. Our Children’s Good Values Initiative aims to provide children from disadvantaged backgrounds with access to quality education and equip them with the necessary skills to lead successful lives.