Breaking the cycle of poverty

The Family Development Program Downsouth

Right from the beginning in 1991, the foundation started to support children of single mothers, in a few cases as well children with fathers unable to work due to sickness or disability.

After the Tsunami the foundation reached out to help children in the Hambanthota area as well.

Currently we support approx. 350 children in the Southern Province, Uva Province and Central Province with micro scholarships.


In addition, the foundation is granting student scholarships for higher education.

Simply Unique Centre Hikkaduwa

The former children home premises host different projects. Tune in for some more details!

  • In February 2021 we have started the Unique Girls Program for female care leavers.  
  • The pilot batch of the Unique Girls remained stationed at the Simply Unique Centre due to the island wide travel restrictions; however, our staff and teachers from the Foundation of Goodness quickly converted to online training so the Unique Girls could continue their coursework and graduated on July 7th.
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The Unique Girls Pilot Program  

The Unique Girls Program provides housing facilities and training to equip 8 female care leavers, who have reached 18 years of age, with the skills needed to transition from children homes into society. This, within a six-month comprehensive course consisting of four months of intensive training and two months of support to find employment and suitable and safe accommodation.