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Who We Are

Empathy in Action: Unveiling the Heart of Sawana Foundation

Welcome to Sawana Foundation, a compassionate non-profit organization founded by a group of dedicated graduate teachers in the Uva Province of Sri Lanka. Registered under the National Secretariat for Non-Governmental Organizations, Ministry of Public Security, Sri Lanka, with registration number L-185804, our journey began with a heartfelt mission – to uplift the lives of children and individuals facing difficulties in the region. Fueled by a deep commitment to service, our founders initiated the foundation by using their own resources, particularly to support school children with essential needs.

As professionals, we've dedicated over a decade to closely supporting school children facing various difficulties and low-income challenges. Our work, driven by self-satisfaction, has aimed at providing essential support and encouragement for their educational needs. Witnessing the happiness of these children has fueled our commitment even further. Beyond addressing their physical needs, we've strived to elevate their mental well-being and foster positive attitudes. It brings us great joy to share that with many children, once on the verge of dropping out, have not only stayed in school but have gone on to become university graduates and valuable professionals contributing to our country.

As our efforts expanded to address the broader challenges faced by low-income families, Sawana Foundation evolved into a beacon of hope, providing physical, financial, and mental support to those in distress. Despite facing economic challenges in our country, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to fostering equal educational opportunities, supporting every child's educational journey, addressing nutritional needs, and empowering creativity.

The foundation's roots lie in the genuine care and passion of our founders, who, with joy, initially funded initiatives out of their own pockets. However, in the face of the current economic crisis, sustaining this impactful work alone has become an immense challenge. We humbly appeal to all of you to join hands with us in overcoming this difficult situation. Your support can make a significant difference in the lives of these children and the future of our community. Together, we can create lasting change.

Now, we turn to you, our valued supporters and potential donors. Your financial contribution becomes a lifeline, sustaining our mission and allowing us to continue positively impacting the lives of those in need. By extending your generosity, you become an integral part of our journey, enabling us to provide essential support, resources, and opportunities to vulnerable individuals and children in the Uva Province.

In this collective effort to overcome adversity, we invite you to join us. Your support, regardless of the amount, holds the power to make a significant difference in the lives of those affected by economic hardship. Together, let's turn challenges into opportunities and continue building a future where compassion knows no bounds. Your support is not just a donation; it's an investment in brighter tomorrows for those who need it the most. Thank you for being a vital part of the Sawana Foundation family.

Our Vision

A future resonating with empowerment, where every individual in the Uva Province can flourish, guided by Sawana Foundation's commitment to listening, learning, and lifting hearts.

OUR Mission

Sawana Foundation listens to the silent needs of the community, striving to be a harmonious force for positive change. Our mission is to provide essential support, resources, and opportunities, amplifying the voices of those facing challenges. With transparency, accountability, and a heartfelt dedication, we aim to make a lasting impact, creating a symphony of equal opportunities and brighter tomorrows for all.

Our Core Commitments

We believe that we can light-up more lifes with you

Equal Education Opportunities:

We are champions of education as a transformative force. Our programs are designed to provide learning aids, facilities, and financial support to schools and children in risk zones. By ensuring equal educational opportunities, we aim to empower the next generation.

Supporting Every Child's Journey:

No child should be left behind. For children who have been marginalized or lost in society, we identify and support them from primary to higher education. Our commitment includes providing financial contributions, mentorship, and resources to help them overcome barriers and reach their full potential.

Nutritional Support:

Understanding the critical role of nutrition in a child's development, particularly in remote rural areas, we provide micro-nutritional portions to extremely vulnerable children. This initiative ensures they have the physical and mental well-being needed to engage in education in a healthy manner.

Empowering Through Creativity:

We recognize and celebrate the innate creativity of children. To nurture their imagination, we provide the material and human resources needed to develop their concepts, attitudes, and creativity. Through this, we aim to unleash the full spectrum of their potential.

Community Health and Well-being:

Sawana Foundation is dedicated to improving the overall health and well-being of the communities we serve. We collaborate with local healthcare providers to organize health camps, provide medical resources, and offer preventive healthcare initiatives. By addressing health challenges, we aim to create a foundation for individuals to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives.

Vocational Training and Empowerment:

We believe in equipping individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary for self-sufficiency. To empower the community economically, we offer vocational training programs tailored to local needs. These programs aim to enhance employability, foster entrepreneurship, and create sustainable livelihoods, ensuring individuals can build a better future for themselves and their families.

Meet Our Team

Faces of Compassion: The Dedicated Team Behind Sawana Foundation

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Bandula Bandara (BFA)

Founder & President

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Sachinda Tharaka (BSc)


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Deshan Lakshitha (BFA)


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Wasantha Kumara (BA)

Director (Operations)

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Asiri Mahalaksha (BTech)

Director (IT)