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Name

Sarvodaya

Country

Sri Lanka

Founder(s)/Host(s)

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne

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Sarvodaya

Focus

Community Development & Peacebuilding

Estimated Number of
People Impacted

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Inner Home

Promoting Paurushodaya (personal awakening of the individual) through the practice of loving kindness, compassionate action, altruistic joy and equanimity.

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Local Home

Practicing Gramodaya (village awakening) by addressing the physical, spiritual, moral, cultural and social needs of the local community in an integral manner.

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Earth  Home

Fostering Vishvodaya (awakening of the world) by building resilience and promoting systems change through intentional community building globally.

Short Profile

For 65 years, the Sarvodaya Shramadana movement has been providing humanitarian aid with a general outreach to over 15,000 villages across Sri Lanka, responding to a multi-dimensional crisis of medicine shortages, lack of safe access to nutritious food, inadequate infrastructure and gender-based violence.

Integral Model to Whole-Systems Change

Integral Model Kumusha

Innovation

The movement promotes integrated human development through Sarvodaya (awakening of all) by encouraging Shramadana (sharing of time, thoughts, and energy) within local communities. It fosters a peaceful culture of mutual support and empowerment.

Impact-to-Date

Following the motto “Village-to-Village, Heart-to-Heart”, Sarvodaya greatly supports the creation of independent village organizations which facilitate their own economy and societal infrastructure. By now, 5,400 registered village societies have been established.

Fields of Activity

Peace-Building, Community Empowerment

Find out more!

Get in touch!

Dr. Vinya Ariyaratne, President

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