Our projects

Project selection

Our board meets quarterly to consider new projects and assess the progress of existing ones. To be eligible as a potential beneficiary, projects must to meet all of the following conditions:

  • Be non-profit in nature
  • Aim to benefit highly vulnerable population group(s) in low-income countries
  • Align with the foundation’s mission to provide equal access to quality education
  • Aim to work toward at least one of our 9 target SDGs
  • Demonstrable prioritisation of the foundation’s core values
  • Be able to generate a detailed budget Have a clear, measurable improvement plan

For consideration, please contact us with your proposal. Make sure to include a clear project plan with measurable targets and budget. The final selection will be based on additional conditions such as the availability of funds. All shortlisted beneficiaries will be notified immediately after the relevant quarterly meeting.

Please review our Policy Plan for more information about our project targets and selection process.

Our current

The Cholankande Youth
Training Centre


The Cholankande Youth Training Centre was founded in 1988 by Italian Jesuit Missionary, Rev. Fr. Carmine Jannaccone. Originally established as an orphanage for area boys, the CYTC’s goal has always been to help the community of impoverished plantation-workers in the remote regions of central Sri Lanka. Over the last 30+ years the CYTC has grown into a full-fledged vocational training centre. Today, the CYTC is owned and operated by the Sri Lanka Jesuits. Their continuing mission is to fight poverty and empower youth by delivering government-accredited training programmes irrespective of gender, religion or ethnicity.


The CYTC is located in the mountainous central province of Sri Lanka, 38 km southwest of Kandy on 12 acres of land in Nawalapitiya. Positioned within the central tea-growing region CYTC works to bring opportunity to the underserved families of the rural plantation-workers.


The centre works to fight poverty, bring about ethnic and religious harmony, and instill a deep appreciation and respect for nature by delivering vocational training programmes in an inclusive and sustainable environment. Currently, the CYTC offers government-registered vocational training programmes in electrical engineering, motor mechanics and computer science, as well as supporting programmes in English and mathematics.

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