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Down South Sri Lanka

Lahiru Villa – OYOB Centre of Excellece, Seenigama, Hikkaduwa

Lahiru Villa, a sanctuary nested within the OYOB Centre of Excellence. Once the ancestral home of Kushil Gunesekara, Founder of the Foundation of Goodness, this villa has been a haven for global visitors, including celebrities and volunteers. It mirrors the Foundation's exceptional efforts in rejuvenating a village decimated by the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, emerging even stronger.

Positioned at Seenigama's heart, the hub of the Foundation's rural development initiatives, Lahiru Villa guarantees comfortable lodging and unique volunteer experiences at the Women’s Empowerment Centre, Finding Dreams Unit for special needs students, and the Lahiru Pre-School, located on the same premises for convenience. Beyond cozy rooms, a pool, and authentic local cuisine, guests can actively engage in on-site empowerment projects. A few meters away from the picturesque Seenigama beach, visitors can seamlessly blend volunteering, community engagement, captivating tours, and immersive cultural escapades. Discover Lahiru Villa – where meaningful journeys and transformative experiences unite. Book your stay today.

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*Activities charged separately and can be organised on request

Seenigama Village – Sports Academy

Dormitory style/Shared rooms

For larger groups and individuals looking for a lower cost alternative, we can offer hostel style accommodation based in the Sports Centre. The accommodation has a fully equipped kitchen, including a washing machine, for guests to use and there is a communal area with WiFi & Satellite TV and we also provide sheets and towels.

Meals could be arranged at the centre on request, but the volunteers can opt to bring in their own provisions or get the accommodation centre staff to purchase them on their behalf for which a fee will have to paid to the staff.

Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre – Udumulla

Dormitory style/Shared rooms

PLEASE NOTE that this centre is NOT located at the Seenigama premises.

Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre – Rathgama

Dormitory style/Shared rooms

PLEASE NOTE that this centre is NOT located at the Seenigama premises.

Central Sri Lanka – Up Country

Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre – Bandarawela (Badulla District)

Located in the hill country of Sri Lanka, this Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre was the 9th Centre opened to empower rural Sri Lankans. The climate in the area is generally colder than other areas of Sri Lanka.

Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre – Dambulla (Matale District)

This Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre is one of our newest facilities and empowers over 800 rural children from the area. Stay and volunteer at the Centre, for a truly fulfilling experience.

Northern Sri Lanka

Village Heartbeat Empowerment Centre – Mathagal (Jaffna)

The 6th Village Heartbeat was opened in 2017 and has a library, a computer training centre, English & Sinhala classes, volunteer expertise-oriented programmes which form the core of the village. Mathagal is a quiet rural village situated by the beach and can be a little cut off from the urban bustle. The nearest large city is the Jaffna Town situated 24 kilometres away.

100% of all proceeds go towards the many rural empowerment projects by the Foundation and will help empower thousands of beneficiaries across the country!

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