Foundation of Goodness

To read more about October’s Journey to the North including highlights of the Murali Harmony Cup 2014 Click here.
October Highlights

  • The Foundation of Goodness opens its 3rd Village Heartbeat Project in Moneragala in partnership with the Lak Aruna Foundation as per the kind sponsorship of Mr. Sunil Malawana, expanding FoG empowerment activities to the southeast of Sri Lanka, while the Rathgama Village Heartbeat Project celebrates its 4th anniversary.
  • The 3rd annual Murali Harmony Cup tournament begins across five venues in the North on the 29th of October.
  • Volunteers Anne Marie and Neil Slater from the UK conduct an orthopedic clinic in Seenigama to impart their expertise to patients inflicted with orthopedic issues.
  • A dental programme was held at the Jayanthi School to develop good oral hygiene practices among the students.
  • A fashion design workshop was conducted by Niluka Wanigasekera and Suzette for FoG beneficiaries while CEFE Sri Lanka along with Gaya Hapuarachchi and Indira Aryaratne conducted a business skills workshop for FoG students and trainers. A beauty care workshop was also held for the beauty culture students by Oriflame.
  • FoG Trustee and legendary cricketer Mahela Jayawardena along with Founder/ Chief Trustee Kushil Gunasekera speak at the Unity Mission Trust reconciliation camp in Matara attended by 500 students from across the island.
  • Replacement filters donated by Water-To-Go were delivered to children from Mihintale who received filtered water bottles during Sir Ian Botham’s Big Sri Lanka walk last year. This continued dedication to the welfare of rural children by Water To Go is deeply appreciated by the Foundation of Goodness.
  • FoG sponsored basic counseling training in Aluthgama to aid in rebuilding the lives of the villagers reaches its conclusion.
  • FoG representatives attend the Voice Walk, a walk against child abuse.
  • The Children’s Goodness Club celebrated World Children’s Day, while Tesco PLC gifted beautiful clothes to the Lahiru Pre-school kids.
  • An English Club is launched in Seenigama with the participation of the Children’s Goodness Club members to improve their Spoken English skills and encourage self confidence through oratorical abilities.
  • Beneficiary community-aid programmes this month include a cleaning campaign organized by the computer students and a dengue awareness and cleaning programme carried out by the photography and electrical installation students in an effort to develop the standard of living in their community.
  • Indira Aryaratne and Gaya Hapuarachchi continue their M & E activities in Seenigama as sponsored by the Planet Wheeler Foundation.
  • Cricket Seenigama wins the All Island Division 3 Quarter Final and moves on to the Semi Final round, to be played in November.
  • The Under 23 North-East Cricket Team sponsored by Tesco PLC as facilitated by FoG have reached the Division III U23 Tournament final and thereby secured a place in the Division II U23 tournament organised by Sri Lanka Cricket from next year onwards. 
  • Harry Solomons of Kingsgrove Sports donates new cricket gear to outstandingly talented young players Pulina Tharanga, Tharindu Kaushal and Ramesh Mendis.
  • Cricket gear donated by Lulith as well as Pearce Gibbons and the Captains Choice Tour group is distributed amongst rural beneficiaries.
  • Read about our latest visit to the North where we operate two IT Centres and conduct a variety of women’s empowerment courses in addition to our monthly village and schools development projects. Click on North Journey So Far for more.
  •  The FoG is delighted to have six volunteers from the countries Denmark, Canada,  and USA with us this month, adding value to our work, as well as 168 local and overseas guests who visited the FoG MCC Centre of Excellence and the Sports Academy. 
  • FoG’s ongoing programmes have benefited 4,200 beneficiaries from the South, North and East during this month (including the Murali Harmony Cup 2014) at the cost of Rs. 15,709,666.98 (USD 119,944/-).
  • 23 Village Welfare projects amounting to Rs. 351,260/- (USD 2,681/-) divided amongst areas such as healthcare, housing, sports, education, water and schools development were conducted this month to uplift the living standards of rural villagers to ease their burden in addition to the ongoing campus style of operation in place.
TOTAL BENEFICIARIES
10 years in the South : 220,000+
3 1/2 years in the North and East: 16,100+
 

Upcoming Events

  • The British High Commissioner of Sri Lanka will host a charity business networking lunch with cricketing legends on the 29th November in aid of the Foundation of Goodness. Click here to find out more.
  • The 10 year Tsunami Commemoration is to take place on 26th December 2014. We invite all volunteers, donors and supporters to join us! Please RSVP info@foguc.org.

  • The PMTT TukTuk Charity Ride is to take place in September 2015.
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Features: Under 23 North-East Cricket Team

The Foundation of Goodness supports the fledgling U23 North-East Cricket Team which was the first club team to create a space for professional cricket in the post-war landscape of Sri Lanka’s North and East. Read More.  


  
Features:  New Village Heartbeat Project, Moneragala
The Foundation of Goodness opens a new Village Heartbeat Project in Moneragala and extends its activities to the East, to improve the lives of countless beneficiaries who need a helping hand. Read more.

Sector Spotlight: 
 Medical Centre

Originating in 1999 as a maternity clinic, the facility grew when the provision of medical care became a top priority immediately following the 2004 tsunami. The Medical Centre was formally established in 2005, and the Dental Clinic added in 2007. The compound now also includes a laboratory and pharmacy. This modern purpose built centre is one of the most comprehensive  medical facilities in rural Sri Lanka benefiting an average of 15,000 patients from over 30 villages every year.

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