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 2020 Batch of The Centre Of Excellence Graduates
March 17, 2021
Ragala Tea Estate Community Donations
March 31, 2021

We are delighted to announce that our Flagship Venue, the Centre of Excellence in Seenigama, is now exclusively sponsored by the OYOB Property Group! A plaque was unveiled at the Centre of Excellence to mark their magnanimous contribution, heralding a new chapter of the Centre of Excellence, now rebranded as the OYOB Centre of Excellence.

The remarkable individuals from OYOB – Australia have been longtime supporters of the Foundation of Goodness, organising fundraising events in both Australia and Sri Lanka, together with their partner organisations in support of rural development.

Principal Fundraising Events and Sponsorships (2014 – 2020)

Festival of Cricket

Charity Bike Ride (with Bendigo Bank)

Murali Harmony Cup Cricket Tournament Sponsorship (2 years)

OYOB Tuk Tuk Charity Rides

Together with their partners, OYOB has provided funds for setting up and sustaining a number of Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centres; 

  • Murukandy VHE Centre, Kilinochchi District – Setting up the Centre, one month of sustainability funding and sponsorship of a six month CCTV Installation and Maintenance course
  • Mahawilachchiya VHE Centre, Anuradhapura District – Sustainability Sponsor (September 2019 – August 2020)
  • Monaragala VHE Centre, Monaragala District – Sustainability Sponsor (2018 to date)
  • Eravur VHE Centre, Batticaloa District – Sustainability Sponsor (2018 to date)

The OYOB Property Group’s long-term vision is to partner with the Foundation of Goodness in taking the Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre model to every district in Sri Lanka, to create growth and meaningful change from the grassroots level upwards.

The Centre of Excellence has since inception, empowered over 200,000 rural Sri Lankans.

We also salute the outstanding contribution by the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) UK, in establishing the Foundation of Goodness’ flagship project headquarters, the MCC Centre of Excellence in Seenigama (2007 – 2020) and the Sri Sumangala College Lords Cricket Grounds in Hikkaduwa (Est.2007) declared open by the 2008 incoming MCC President, former England Cricket Captain Mike Brearley.

A plaque in honour of the Marylebone Cricket Club was also unveiled in Seenigama at the Centre of Excellence by the current MCC President and FoG Trustee Kumar Sangakkara, together with the MCC local Trustees, Vijaya Malalasekera (Chairman), Ajith Dias and Mano Ponniah and the Foundation of Goodness Founder/ Chief Trustee Kushil Gunasekera and Trustee Ashan Malalasekera on the 20th of March 2021.

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