Learn more about the projects run by the Foundation for the welfare of the community it serves
The Sri Sathya Sai Karunalayam Medical Centre is an OPD clinic located in Batticaloa, in the Eastern Province of Sri Lanka providing consultation and treatment totally free of cost.
The patients who come to the clinic are given a nutritious hot meal and a cup of tea between the hours of 10 am – 02 pm.
As of date, over 20,000 outpatients have been treated.
The students of the Dharmapuram School; the school adjoining the Foundation land, have been provided with banana and milk as a breakfast supplement during school months since 2015.
In March 2020, a Women’s Program was launched to help women enhance their income potential. These skills include baking and food preparation.
Since May 2020, the Karunalayam Centre staff have cooked food in our kitchen, wrapped over a hundred parcels per day. The food parcels were then delivered door to door to the elderly, children and differently-abled individuals in the village, three times per week.
By the end of January 2023, over 47,950 meals have been provided.
Dry rations containing much needed essentials were donated to over 240 families during the island-wide Covid lockdown, a period of absolute crisis.
The Karuna Nilayam Foundation has initiated numerous service projects for the betterment of the students studying at Dharmapuram.
Throughout the years, play items for the school's newly opened playground, upgraded the school toilet block, and on various occasions, donated school bags, stationary and shoes etc. have been donated.
Various educational programs such as teachers' training sessions and nutrition awareness campaigns for mothers and pregnant women have been conducted in the last few years.
Additionally, senior students in the village have been provided with extra tuition classes in preparation for their exams.