The Gampaha Re-generation programme is an integrated project with a goal of providing infrastructure and facilities for up to 10,000 people from 3 neighbouring villages.
A mother approached TVF’s Rotness Nursery School in 2008. Speaking to one of the teachers she explained the fate of her village Vathhala; a poor fishing town with the 87 families struggling to earn a living. There are 121 children without a school and their parents could not afford to send them to one, even if there was one nearby. This community and surrounding villages were lacking from schools, recreational facilities and employment opportunities.
TVF acquired two acres of land to build a school, library, computer centre, drama stage, a football and cricket pitch, lavatories and changing rooms. The facilities will be made available to any of the 10,000 people from the Lines Wella, Bopitiya and Dayalathura villages. Free education and sports, dance and computing tuition will be made available to those who subscribe. The operational expenditure will be part financed by a micro-finance programme made possible by the construction of the Muthurajawela Farmin to empower the villagers to grow their region through structured, free education and honest employment.