Tokyo Cement Group renewed their affiliation with the Foundation of Goodness for 2018, in their bid to support rural cricket development programs carried out by the far-reaching charitable foundation.
This is the fourth consecutive year of partnership between the two organizations which intends to uplift the standard of cricket in the rural sector, as a means to unearth cricketing talent from both southern and northern parts of Sri Lanka.The partnership, which began in 2014 with the setting up of training facilities for children from Hikkaduwa and Seenigama, the home base of Foundation of Goodness (FoG), conducts specialized coaching camps for girls and boys from the area.
Kushil Gunasekera, Founder/Chief Trustee of the Foundation of Goodness approached Tokyo Cement Group with the vision of a program designed to make a positive impact on the lives of talented young cricketers from remote backgrounds, by enabling them to achieve aspirations of a bright future through a successful sporting career.
The Cricket Academy headed by Anura de Silva, Head of Sports at FoG conducts programs with cricket coaches and famed local and international cricket stars.
A series of monthly training is conducted by renowned cricket coach Hemantha Devapriya. Each year, the program touches over 600 promising cricketers girls and boys from over 15 regional schools in the area.