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.
Clean water is of paramount importance for rural communities in Sri Lanka, playing a pivotal role in safeguarding public health, ensuring sustainable agriculture, and fostering overall community well-being. In many rural areas of Sri Lanka, access to clean water remains a pressing challenge, with communities relying on contaminated water sources that pose severe health risks. Contaminated water can lead to waterborne diseases, compromising the health of residents and placing a significant burden on local healthcare systems.
Addressing the issue of clean water in these communities goes beyond improving health; it is a catalyst for economic development, education, and overall community resilience. Sustainable initiatives and investments in clean water infrastructure are crucial to uplifting the quality of life for rural populations in Sri Lanka, promoting a healthier, more prosperous future.
Reverse Osmosis Water Purification stands out as a technique capable of removing chemical contaminants from water, making it a crucial tool in this scenario. The Reverse Osmosis Water Purification project aims to alleviate the water crisis in rural Sri Lankan villages by ensuring a consistent supply of clean drinking water.
The OYOB Property Group, has for many years been on a journey of actively serving humanity, which began with the attendance of the first “Doing Good” Charity Gala Ball in 2003, as they collaborated with their family, friends, clients, and business networks to raise funds. Since then, OYOB has made a major impact on a countless number of lives, especially on those who often don’t have the same privileges and resources. Their passion for helping people has extended into the non-profit sector to have a greater impact on communities. Through innovative and engaging initiatives, OYOB has partnered with the Foundation of Goodness to help thousands of beneficiaries over the years from rural villages in Sri Lanka
This month, we are pleased to announce the auspicious opening of our 17th RO plant, which officially opened on December 13, 2023, in Kadiharaya, Bamunukotuwa in Kurunegala. This project extends its benefits to five villages and 465 families, with approximately 1700 beneficiaries. The generous contribution for this initiative comes from OYOB, made possible through the funds collected during the OYOB Doing Good Ball held this year in June.
Demonstrating their continued commitment to providing clean water, the OYOB Property Group also opened our 18th RO plant on December 14, 2023, in Kalvilan, Mankulam in Mullaitivue. This project covers four villages and 310 families, benefitting around 1,250 individuals.
Prioritising access to clean water is a foundational element in the pursuit of rural development. The integral connection between clean water availability and its impact on health, education, agriculture, and environmental sustainability underscores its multifaceted significance. Acknowledging the pivotal role that clean water plays in rural development allows us to strive for a future in which every individual has the chance to experience a life characterized by health, prosperity, and fulfilment.