One World Foundation: Doing good between a yoga class and Ayurveda cure

Garden of the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, Photo: Andrea Alessandri

Sri Lanka is an island nation that lies south of India and is often referred to as the "pearl" of the Indian Ocean. In addition to white sandy beaches and lush tea plantations, there is much more to discover here: Whether rainforest, savannah, mountain landscapes or old, royal cities where you can immerse yourself in the everyday life of the locals - Sri Lanka is a versatile and attractive travel destination that too invites extensive explorations.

Garden of the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, Photo: Thomas Wirthensohn

Promote sustainable tourism in Sri Lanka

It is therefore not surprising that since the end of the civil war in 2009 the number of tourists has risen continuously and the country is becoming more and more popular among open-minded travelers. And travelers are not the only ones who will continue to benefit from the impressions of the country; The locals also benefit from the developing tourism, which, in addition to the production and export of tea, is now one of the country's most important sources of income, creating more and more jobs and promoting prosperity within the country. Above all, sustainable tourism offers that bring decisive and long-term benefits for the local population should be given preference.

The foundation "one world foundation“, Which is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. The foundation supports a form of tourism that is based on mutual understanding and fair exchange. It sees itself as a communication center that promotes dialogue between travelers and locals. This is ensured by parties organized jointly with the locals and travelers as well as the close cooperation between the guest house and the school, which were established by the foundation.

Lessons in the Women's Cooperation in the school of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: picture archive one world foundation

The “one world foundation” ensures access to free education

The school with its educational project "Free Education School" is mainly financed from the income from the accommodation of the guests in the "Ayurveda Guesthouse & Resort Bogenvillya". In this way, the educational project now enables over 1.100 children to attend school free of charge. In addition to the free educational offers, which range from pre-school to vocational training, the school also offers computer courses, photography workshops and prepares young women for their professional lives in “women's cooperation”.

Lessons in the preschool of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: Thomas Dorn
One world foundation school campus in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: Thomas Wirthensohn
Preschool children in the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: picture archive one world foundation
Preschooler in the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: Thomas Wirthensohn

Vacation in the midst of palm groves and mangroves with direct access to the beach

The whole thing is supported automatically when you come to the “Ayurveda Guesthouse & Resort Bogenvillya”. Located in the middle of mangroves and palm groves and with direct access to the beach, you can spend a wonderfully relaxed holiday here in a family atmosphere.

Palm grove bungalow in the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, Photo: Andrea Alessandri
Araliya Bungalow in the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, Photo: Andrea Alessandri
Bathroom in the Araliya Bungalow in the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: Andrea Alessandri
Bed in the Gardenloft in the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, Photo: Andrea Alessandri

With an individual range of Ayurveda treatments, yoga classes and predominantly vegetarian cuisine, you can do your body and soul a real treat. This is ensured by the on-site team, consisting of an Ayurveda doctor and trained therapists. You feel completely at ease here at all times - and at the same time you are doing good by ensuring the continuation of the “one world foundation” school project.

You can find more information about the “One World Foundation” .

Further information on the “Free Education School” educational project is available .

You can send booking inquiries and more information about the guest house . questions

Photo credits opener picture: Andrea Alessandri

Swimming pool in the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, Photo: Sofie Knijff
Ayurveda treatment in the Ayurveda resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: picture archive one world foundation
Lotus root salad in the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: Ronald Jaklitsch
Coconut grating in the Ayurveda Resort of the one world foundation in Ahungalla, Sri Lanka, photo: Ronald Jaklitsch

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