It's just been one great story from when I can first remember, 1946-47, up to today. And I hope it continues for a good few years longer. Ian Morris - Astley Bridge CC
Project supported by MCC Lord's and University of Glamorgan

Marylebone Cricket Club, Lord's Cricket Ground, St John's Wood, London, NW8 8QN | Project enquiries: Neil Robinson | 020 7616 8559

The Foundation of Goodness (FoG) aims to narrow the gap between urban and rural life in Sri Lanka by tackling povery through productive activities.  With a reach of over 25,000 people across 45 villiages we operate in both North and South of Sri Lanka, aiming to lift up the poverty stricken villiages from a post-tsunami and post-war environment through a holistic model which focuses on building up the community through 30 different sectors. 

Brief club history 

Our Vision/Mission

Vision: To create a sustainable community model designed to inspire other regions and empower disadvantaged communities throughout the globe.

Mission: To empower the less privileged rural communities, whilst inculcating the spirit of goodness, so that they may have equal opportunites to excel in life.

The Foundation of Goodness helps uplift communities through a variety of programs including women's development, IT training, pre-school, sports, business skills and medical & psycho-social support.  To find out more about what we do please visit our website.

The club and Taking the Field 

TTF's Emma visited the charity in February 2012.  She met the organisers and they talked to her about their project, about their own cricketing histories and about how cricket and other sports have been used by FoG to inspire and provide opportunities.

New Avenues

New Avenues

Kushil Gunasekera talks about some of the positive effects of the 1996 World Cup. How the event got more people interested in cricket, particularly people from rural areas who before then rarely reached the top levels of the game.

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Cricket in "the good old days"

Cricket in "the good old days"

Anura de Silva tells us how cricket was different in "the good old days"

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The Power of Sport

The Power of Sport

The Foundation of Goodness puts sport at the centre of the work they do - Kushil Gunaskera talks about why this is.

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I'm glad we were born in that time

I'm glad we were born in that time

Kushil Gunaskera talks about his experiences playing school cricket.

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