Mrs. Joy Ferdinando is the Creator and Founder of the International Institute of Music, Speech & Drama situated at No. 357 1/1, R. A. De Mel Mawatha, Colombo 03.
She is also the Founder & Director of The Sri Lanka Festival of Music, Dance & Speech which is affiliated to the British & International Federation of Festivals in Music, Dance & Speech whose Patron Her Majesty the Queen was the very first such Festival to be introduced and established in Sri Lanka in 1998 to date. In 2013 she received an award from the British and International Federation of Festival for Music, Dance & Speech for giving at least 10 years of voluntary service to the Festival Movement.