Berendina

History - Milestones

ENDEAVORING 35 YEARS FOR CREATING AN EMPOWERED AND EQUITABLE SOCIETY
1982

Mrs.Berendina Borst from the Netherlands first visited Sri Lanka Inception of Berendina in Garagoda, Yatiyanthota.

1987
A Trust named Berendina Stichting was created in 1987 by Mrs. Borst to continue her work, which she had begun in Sri Lanka before she passed away that same year
1992

Garagoda Development Project was started in Sri Lanka by three consultants appointed by Berendina Stitchting

1997
Berendina Foundation was established
2005

Berendina Development Services (Gte) Ltd (BDS) was established with the registration under the Company Act No. 17 of 1982

2015

Youth support programme separated as Berendina Employment Centre (Gte) Ltd from Berendina Development Services (Gte) Ltd

2016

Registered as a Non-Government Organisation under Voluntary Social Services Organisation Act No. 31 of 1980 as amended by Act No. 08 of 1998

2020
Amalgamation of Berendina Employment Center (Gte) Ltd into Berendina Development Services (Gte) Ltd