Building A Future Foundation is a non-profit organisation which aims at improving the living conditions of underprivileged population depending on the resources of the ocean through capacity building, empowerment and economic self-sufficiency with an environmental, social and sustainable approach. BAF Foundation initiated its programs in Sri Lanka and intends to replicate its innovative fishing boats concepts internationaly at a larger scale by regrouping key actors of the sector and by setting up strategic partnerships with organisations well established in coastal regions in Africa, the Middle-East, South and South-East Asia.
The Building A Future Foundation is proud to announce that the “Group of 3” was recently created in collaboration with the French association Watever active in Bangladesh and in France and with Nedsom Foundation active in Somalia and in the Netherlands. Each of the 3 parties already reached a tangible level of development by researching, developing and launching innovative double powered fishing crafts with sails and engine and/or by providing BOP training (bottom of the pyramid) in sea related activities and/or by creating financially viable social businesses.
11th February – Dikkowita (North of Colombo): The first model of the industrialized version of the 13,8 m trimaran Sashimi MK1 was successfully launched at the newly built Dikkowita Harbour in the presence of the Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Hon. Dr. Rajitha Senarathne, Cey-Nor Foundation, Nedsom Foundation and BAF Foundation. This particular boat will sail 5000 km across the Indian Ocean towards Somalia where the boat will be used for commercial fishing along the African Coast and as model for boat building training supported by the Nedsom Foundation in Puntland.
10th February – Weligama (south of the island): Successful Launch of the 14,5 m catamaran Sashimi MK2 with sails and engines (2x60HP)! With its 77,8 m2 surface of sails this fishing boat has strong upwind sailing capabilities and will allow fishermen to save around 30% fuel for economic and ecologic benefits. It took one night and a morning to transport the catamaran from BAFF boatyard to the launching place in Weligama near Taprobane Island. This was achieved thanks to the appreciated efforts of ...
Mirissa Moorings (MM) was created end 2012 at the initiative of the Building A Future Foundation for job creation for local youth from the southern coast of Sri Lanka in the Eco tourism industry. MM, premiere boat charter mooring facilities and services established in stunning Mirissa also offers sailing trips on 6,5 m MiniBee boats (manufactured in Sri Lanka) to local and foreign tourists. The first mini marina of Sri Lanka is under development in Mirissa harbor also at the initiative of the Building A Future Foundation (BAFF) to encourage boat owners to keep their boat and benefit from professional maintenance and security services MM can offer.