The Sarvodaya Woodwork Unit emerged from a Rural Development Programme conducted in 1971 for underprivileged and unemployed youth in Sri Lankan villages. Training was offered in metal, woodwork, batik handicrafts/clothing production.
It is one of the Social Enterprising arms of Sarvodaya which producers’ high quality lead-free painted wooden pre-school educational equipment and play materials and furniture.
Seasoned rubber wood and MDF board (made from rubber wood) painted with non-toxic / lead-free paints used to meet the International Standards for wooden toys.
Why Wooden Toys are better
They are safe, durable and cause less waste than plastic toys. Eco-friendly wooden toys do not contain harmful chemicals like PVC, phthalates or similar chemicals used in plastic toys. There is an increasing demand for these from both local and foreign buyers.
Pre-School Educational Equipments and Play Materials
Our toy categories include ; AMI ( Association Montessori Internationale) toys, Construction & Building toys, Puzzles, pre-school learning aids, colours &
shapes , counting toys and games.
Our furniture range includes pre-school furniture, school furniture and other custom- made furniture.
Rathmalgoda, Horana factory has Wood Treatment plant and Furniture production section. The timber produced at the sawmill and treatment plant is used for making furniture, with the excess being sold externally.
Showroom / Sales outlet
Moratuwa- Colombo Meth Medura has the pre-school equipment & play- material production section and the sales outlet.
To date, our unit has exported products to Australia, Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, Norway, United Kingdom and USA, with revenue generated from sales supporting the community development activities of our parent organization, the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement.