The RFE was established in 2013. under the vision of Madam Sandra Wanduragala, Chairperson Royal International School Kurunegala with the intention of ensuring that no student enrolled at RIS would ever face a situation of having his or her education interrupted under any circumstances.
"Our vision is to ensure that each student has equal opportunity to write their own success stories"
An uninterrupted education is certified during the long journey of schooling to all active students of Royal International School will be well looked after under the specified circumstances until the end of the school career by enabling to provide scholarships to create their own path of success story in life.
We began with the broad idea to help students in need of financial assistance to complete their studies. Over time & specially during the pandemic situation, we came to realise that there several students at Royal International School who's families have faced hardships - with some having lost the breadwinner of the family - leading to a severe disruption in the schooling life of these young students.
As such, the Royal Foundation for Education was galvanised into action & I am truly happy that we have already ensured the continued education of so many students with us. Together, we can make a greater impact than if we stand alone"
Mrs. Sandra B Wanduragala is the Chairperson and is a co-founder of Royal International School - Kurunegala and the founder of the Royal Foundation for Education. In addition, she is an Attorney-at-Law by profession and is also the Founder and Chairperson of Selyn Exports (Pvt) Ltd., the only Fair Trade guaranteed Textile Company certified by the World Fair Trade Organization and Selyn Handicrafts (Pvt) Ltd.
Mrs. Sandra B Wanduragala has received numerous awards in Sri Lanka and internationally.
In light of the covid pandemic, the Royal International School has pledged Rs. 1 million annually to the Foundation to ensure a student whose family is facing a critical illness, a severe physical disability and the very worst case scenario of death, will never have to face the possibility of having to compromise on his or her education.
On the 4th of January 2021, we relaunched the Royal Foundation for Education with the support of the Royal International School pledging Rs. 1 million annually to ensure the continuity of education of students in these unprecedented times