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.
The Foundation of Goodness prides itself on offering unique opportunities to rural Sri Lankans, aiming to bridge the gap between the urban and rural sectors in the country.
These include the provision of educational lessons, sports training & facilities and other opportunities that would otherwise not be available to these rural communities. For example, our beneficiaries in empowerment Centres across the country can take part in international competitions, with guidance from our Centre coordinators.
We are delighted to announce that Kishopika Santhirasegaram from the Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre in Thirukkovil from the Ampara District, has won a Silver Award for her short essay submitted to the Queen’s Commonwealth Essay Competition!
Kishopika was inspired by conversation with her friends during lockdown and how they themselves communicated with each other as well as articles that she read in newspapers, magazines and online in addition to listening to the radio. Her mother who is an English teacher has always been her biggest supporter and helped her sound out and organise her thoughts and ideas for the essay.
Kishopika dreams of growing up to be a doctor so that she can help her community!
We are extremely proud of her achievement and hope other students too will be encouraged to participate in such competitions.
Success stories such as these constantly prove the huge potential of rural Sri Lanka that simply needs the right facilities and opportunities to be outstanding.