The Pesenti Foundation has been engaged in the design and supervision of the construction project of the Metiyagane Training Center in Sri Lanka.


The “Aid for Sri Lanka – A future for children” project, launched in 2005 via a post-tsunami fundraising and support intervention in collaboration with the local Salesian Congregation, ended with the construction of a Vocational Training Centre with laboratories, lodgings and refectory.



Student residences main entrance.



The Centre is located in Metiyagane, in the western region of the island, at a distance from the coast and 55 km northeast of the city of Negombo.


It is a technical vocational training school, focusing mainly on the construction trade and aiming to train resources to meet the predictably high demand for local infrastructures and dwellings.



Interior of the students residences.



The Vocational Training Centre, hosting about three hundred students, 200 of whom will be granted board and lodgings on the premises, provides nationally recognized vocational programs.


A modern college in a developing country giving direction and hope to new generations.





Residences + Gymnasium.



External view of the refectory.



External view of the students residences.






Religious House.



Religious House.



The Chapel.



The Project
The Pesenti Foundation and the Sri Lanka Project 
The Sri Lanka Project - The Inauguration
The Project in the Corriere della Sera "Buone Notizie" magazine