Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Wish Tree by Dheeshana

 Thank you, Dheeshana and Theva Residency - Kandy  TEAm, for creating another incredible Wish Tree event; for the fifth consecutive year. 🌲🌲🌲🌲🌲




Wishes of TINY T.E.A. preschool children are placed in the Wish Tree. You can choose a wish to donate the cost. Theva buys their wish and delivers them to the children. 🎊🎁




If you would like to help the children supported by our charity during this particular Christmas season, please use this link. πŸ™



www.theteaproject.org


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Wednesday, 10 November 2021

Remembrance Day!

 Today is Remembrance Day!


We respected a two minutes silence to honour those who gave their lives so we could enjoy our freedom. 

Thank you to everyone who took part.πŸ™





#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #remembranceday #freedom


🌍www.theteaproject.org

Monday, 8 November 2021

The T.E.A. Times- November

 THE T.E.A. TIMES - 2021 November  issue is out now ! 


Here is the latest edition of our quarterly Newsletter. πŸ“°



Thank you for taking a time to read The T.E.A. Times πŸ™


Editor : Shenali Harley ✍


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #TEAtimes #Newsletter 


If you would like to support our charity, please visit : www.theteaproject.org

Thursday, 4 November 2021

Happy Diwali!

 May the divine light of this auspicious festival surround you with joy, prosperity and happiness in the future ahead.


Wishing you and your family a Happy Deepavali 2021πŸŽ‰



Wishes from the TEAm πŸ™


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #diwali #deepavali 


www.theteaproject.org

Friday, 29 October 2021

New Fundraiser MarkeTEAr

Meet Krishanthan– The T.E.A. Project's new Fundraiser MarkeTEAr. 


We are excited to welcome Krishanthan to the TEAm πŸ™


Krishanthan is qualified in business management. He has excellent communication skills and is very motivated to help us achieve our organisational goals. 


Krishanthan is creative and will act as a role model for young people.



Meet our TEAm: http://www.theteaproject.org/about/team


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #marketer #fundraiser #MarkeTEAr #newmember #TEAm

Saturday, 23 October 2021

Donation- Laptops

 The T.E.A. Project has been selected by the French Women Group as benefitor in 2021 for their annual charity support. 


We have received a donation of two new laptops including laptop bags for our Tiny TEA pre-school and Y.E.S. service. With this support the children enroled in our programmes will have more access to IT, and ultimately this will enhance their skills and job chances in the future.


We would like to thank the French Women Group for their generous donation. Special thanks also go to our partner Atypique Voyages  for suggesting and supporting us.πŸ™



#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #laptop #merci #donation #thankyousomuch 


🌍 www.theteaproject.org

Friday, 15 October 2021

MarkeTEAr Internship

 Nishadhi, Naradha and Hansika from the universities of Peradeniya, Kelaniya and Wayamba are joining our MarkeTEAr Internship Programme today. 🀞✌


Marketing internships are beneficial because they help develop your professional and personal skills and are a significant step into the field. 


We support students by sharing experience, professionalism, knowledge and skills in marketing in the charity sector. 


The programme is specially designed to enhance the intern’s practical understanding of marketing through creating marketing plans, and it provides guidance and mentorship on implementation and monitoring. 



#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #marketing #internship #MarkeTEAr


🌍 www.theteaproject.org

Tuesday, 12 October 2021

ParenTEAr Appreciation Ceremony

 We extend our deepest gratitude to our parenTEArs who are working tirelessly to develop and maintain The Cloud.

Thank you very much for attending our ParenTEAr Appreciation Award ceremony.πŸ™





We will never forget your support and kindness.


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #ParenTEAr #VolunTEAr #volunteering #thankyou #appreciationpost 


🌍 www.theteaproject.org

Sunday, 10 October 2021

World Mental Health Day

 Today is World Mental Health Day. 


As a response to this year’s theme „Mental Health in an Unequal World“ today our activities are centered around our human right to self-care.

We ensure that resources to improve mental health are distributed equally and can be accessed by everyone.

We should all value ourselves, our bodies and our minds in different ways. 

Listen to what Hudharani (Youth Board member), P. Sasvi Kumari (parent) and Dinuka (Project Officer) do to take care of themselves and why they value mental health.






#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #mentalhealth 


🌎www.theteaproject.org

Saturday, 9 October 2021

Happy Sixth Anniversary!

youtu.be/ME7ctqDehqA

It has been the most challenging year. A challenge none of us could have forseen; or one we could have conquered without your continued support. 

To our incredible TEAm, inspirational sponsors and of course the amazing children we are privileged to serve. 



Thank you for the foundation that will enable our the future.


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Thursday, 30 September 2021

Happy Children's Day - Sri Lanka

 Today is Children's Day.πŸ‘«

Let's celebrate the uniqueness of each and every child and give them wings to live their dreams. Children are our future. 



On this special day, we have organised a virtual workshop with children to share their happiness.


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #ChildrensDay #SriLanka 


🌎 www.theteaproject.org

Monday, 27 September 2021

F.O.O.D. Drop

 Due to the spread of corona and a series of lockdowns on the island, many people have lost their jobs. They are vulnerable to malnutrition due to difficulties accessing adequate food.





Particularly in the tea sector, people suffer from the economic downturn and become even more vulnerable.


To support those communiTEAs, we are continuing our F.O.O.D. Programme. We distributed cooked lunch packets for 25 families – which means we served 100 people in need.


Thanks to all our donors and supporters for your kind donation and to our TEAm for organising it. πŸ™


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #fooddrop 


If you would like to support the F.O.O.D. drops please visit:

 www.theteaproject.org

Friday, 24 September 2021

Smile and the world smiles with youπŸ™‚

 Smile and the world smiles with youπŸ™‚



#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #lunch #helpinghands #thankyou #Smile #covidlife 


If you would like to support our F.O.O.D. (fuelling, opportunities,outcomes and diet) drops please donate at www.theteaproject.org πŸ™

Thursday, 23 September 2021

Thank you πŸ™

 "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give."


Thank you very much, Dheeshana Ameresekere and Thilina Perera, for donating dry rations to provide lunch for 25 families, which means serving 100 people in the communiTEA who face economic difficulties during this pandemic. 




Also, thank you, Dhanila Fernando, for donating sarees to the communiTEA. 


We appreciate your kind generosity πŸ™


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #lunch #helpinghands #thankyou 


If you would like to support, please visit www.theteaproject.org

Friday, 17 September 2021

Thank you very much!

 Thank you very much, Thanuj Goonewardena  & Dheeshana Ameresekere, for donating dry rations to the children and communiTEAs we are supporting. πŸ™


Your generous donations will feed them during this challenging situation.



We greatly appreciate your generosity!


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #dryration #thankyou


 πŸŒ www.theteaproject.org

Wisdom

 ''Behind every great fortune is a great crime'' HonorΓ© de Balzac

https://www.facebook.com/gumbi.ortiz.5/videos/10153206120379065/

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 πŸŒ www.theteaproject.org

Friday, 10 September 2021

World Suicide Prevention Day!

 Today is World Suicide Prevention Day!


Let's raise awareness on this important but often neglected topic today. Because The T.E.A. Project not only supports education but also mental health in general. This is why we are offering a Suicide Prevention Training within our after-school programme.


See our video to get an idea of the experiences and learning of some of the participants. Let's prevent suicides together by making people aware and by offering support to people in need!


Here is the English translation of the videos:

Participant 1:

Everyone thinks that the people who commit suicide are cowards and they are weak. The truth is that they are not cowards, they don’t know how to solve their problems and they have nobody to seek for help. If we identify someone like that, we should talk to them and solve their problems. It is a very good thing to help them to overcome their feelings. I hope that you will also help such people by removing the burden from their shoulders. Let’s at least save one life.


Participant 2:

If we encounter a person who wants to commit suicide, we should never encourage them. We should never tease them saying: “Come, let’s go and commit suicide together.” We should speak to them and find the reason for their suicidal thoughts. Then we should change their mind by taking them to their favorite places and doing their favorite things. This will help them to overcome their suicidal thoughts. Parents do not raise us with expectations. They never expect their child to be a Guinness record breaker. They fulfil all our needs by taking loans from others. They never want us to be stuck in poverty, to beg from others. Before we take a decision to end our precious life, we should think about our parents, family and relatives. Just think about how painful it will be for them. We should also be aware of children who bring sharp items like knives and blades to school.


Participants 3:

We learned a lot in the Suicide Prevention Training. A person who has suicidal thoughts always tends to be alone, doesn’t speak with others. So if we identify that someone has suicidal thoughts, we should never let them be alone. We should keep company with them as much as possible, it will help to change their thoughts. One of my friends was also behaving like that. He started to stay alone after his mother passed away. I found out that the reason for his loneliness was his mother’s demise. He used to talk a lot to me but he suddenly stopped talking. That is when I found out that he had suicidal thoughts. I started to visit him everyday and helped him to overcome his feelings. During the Suicide Prevention Training we did not only learn about it theoretically, we also practised it in role plays. This training has helped us to identify people with suicidal thoughts within our circle and to help them.


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #mentalhealth #suicideprevention #YESprogramme #afterschoolservabou

Tuesday, 7 September 2021

VolunTEAr Achievement Award!

 We don't want to miss the chance to proudly announce that in the second quarter of 2021 two volunTEArs have been selected for our VolunTEAr Achievement Award:


Shenali Harley and Kalani Petronila


We would like to thank you for being part of our TEAm and for all the wonderful work that you are doing. πŸ™


Your effort is more than appreciated and helps hundreds of children from the CommuniTEAs we support. Hats off to your outstanding commitment!




#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #volunTEAr #volunteering


If you would like to volunTEAr, please visit:

🌍 www.theteaproject.org

Saturday, 4 September 2021

F.O.O.D Drop

 Corona is turning life upside down for many. The hardships of marginalized groups got doubled with the lockdown imposed by the government.






Particularly, the CommuniTEAs that we are working with are tea pickers or daily wage labourers. Their children are highly vulnerable and often don’t have access to nutritional food and education.


In a move to offer relief to these communiTEAs and their children we have organized our third F.O.O.D. and study packs distribution.


We would like to thank our TEAm, donors and supporters to help them during these difficult times. πŸ™


To make a donation that we will use to buy essential items, visit: www.theteaproject.org


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #Donation #donate #philanthropy #dogood #plasticfree

Tuesday, 31 August 2021

SporTEA update

We are eagerly awaiting the completion of our SporTEA field project. 




SporTEA is part of our @ E.A.S.E. concept which combines Education, Art, Sports & Environment.


The sports field will improve the physical and mental health of the children who visit our Centre and promote gender equality by engaging both genders in sports.⛹️‍♀️🀾‍♂️



With your help it will soon be completed. On this occasion we would like to thank our supporters for their generous donations to buy turf and sports equipments.πŸ™


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #turf #donation #thankyou #genderequality 


If you would like to donate to develop SporTEA, please click the link below.


www.theteaproject.org

Friday, 20 August 2021

World Humanitarian Day 2021

 The T.E.A. Project celebrated World Humanitarian Day at The Cloud by planting tree saplings. 🌳


Our Y.E.S. participants joined the programme by planting saplings at their home. This is an initiative taken by us to reduce global climate changes. 


“The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago, the second best time is now.”

We would be happy to be a part of your first step. You can send us your pictures or tag us on your posts.🌱

We will share them on our page.πŸ™

#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #humanitarian #WorldHumanitarianDay2021 

🌍 www.theteaproject.org



Tuesday, 17 August 2021

Artist Puwan - ArTEA

 Artist Puwan attends our ArTEA programme...πŸ–Ό

Puwan's creative ability was recognised by our TEAm and is now being supported so he can achieve his full potential. 

Thank you to VolunTEAr artist Dharshan Art Works Gallery  for confirming to mentor Puwan; to improve his artistic skills further. We greatly appreciate your support!  πŸ™

At T.E.A. every child is an artist, at T.E.A., every child can produce art. Without access to The Cloud amazing children like Puwan could go unrecognised.

Please find some of Puwan's art below.


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #artist #art 

Please visit www.theteaproject.org to support our ArTEA programme.



Sunday, 15 August 2021

Rest In Peace - Claire

 




We are deeply saddened to hear about Clare's passing. She was an outstanding person, friend and a supporter of The T.E.A. Project. πŸ˜“

May her soul rest in peace.

We send our sincere and heartfelt condolences to her family.

#theteaproject theteaproject.org🏴

Wednesday, 11 August 2021

International Youth Day 2021

 


The Youth Board of The T.E.A. Project has organized a virtual workshop for the International Youth Day 2021. This year's theme is "Transforming Food Systems: Youth Innovation for Global and Planetary Health".


We are pleased to announce that D. M. S. Ariyarathne, a renowned Environmental Activist, is facilitating the Zoom event. 

The workshop is focusing on following a healthy lifestyle through 

simple practices and reducing the use of plastic in our daily lives.


Join our live video premiere now and enjoy!


#youthvoicematters #copingwithcovid #theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #youthboard #internationalyouthday

Monday, 2 August 2021

MarkeTEAr Fundraiser Job

 Purpose:

Pursue the vision and ethos of The T.E.A. 


Project ensuring the highest standards and quality and service provision at our dynamic Centre for Children’s Empowerment in Hanthana.



Motivate and facilitate supporters to maximize the funds they raise. Inspire new supporters to raise funds, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters. 


Network, since success in the role depends heavily on being able to forge positive relationships with supporters and key stakeholders.


Raise awareness of the charity's work, aims and goals.


Salary - 35000LKR - 40000 LKR + Bonus 

            + EPF & ETF


Responsibilities:

Inspire new supporters to raise funds, while maintaining and developing relationships with existing supporters


Motivate and facilitate supporters to maximise the funds they raise


Raise awareness of the The T.E.A. Project and its work locally and internationally


Content creation across all digital platforms, using range of creative tools


Develop and coordinate digital fundraising, online appeals etc.


Write case studies and articles, blog posts and press releases


Research and deliver brand story-telling


Increase funds by researching and targeting charitable trusts whose criteria match The T.E.A. Project’s aims and activities


Develop and implement a strategy to recruit and maintain individual and corporate supporters


Develop and implement innovative marketing and fundraising campaigns


Oversee corporate fundraising, including employee giving and matched giving from employers


Manage and update databases to record donor contact details and preference information


Write applications and bids to gain grants


Using direct mailing to reach potential and current donors


Make risk analyses and balance time-cost ratios to focus effort on the fundraising activities that are most appropriate and will have the highest chance of success


Represent The T.E.A. Project at events and campaigns


Any other reasonable duties as assigned on an ad-hoc basis


Requirement:


Qualified in marketing management (CIM, SLIM or from a recognized institution)


Partly or fully qualified in digital marketing from a recognized institution


Excellent planning and communication skills


Excellent English language skills (both written and spoken) are essential for this role


Experience of using analytic tools (social media and Google)


Preferably experience in bid writing


Must be target-driven and self-motivated


Strong interpersonal skills, such as building and fostering relationships


Knowledge of the NGO/charity sector  and experience of working or volunTEAring for a charitable organization


Good command of common communication technology and computer programmes


Open-minded and passionate about charity work, sharing the vision of The T.E.A. Project


Sense of equality for human/children’s rights and listening to the voice of children


Proficiency in Sinhala and/or Tamil 


For further information and to request the job description please contact : 

Arun JP, arun@theteaproject.org, and visit our website www.theteaproject.org


Applicants must send a CV and letter in English demonstrating how you meet the job description by the deadline of  

10-August-2021

Sunday, 1 August 2021

The T.E.A. Times - July 2021

THE T.E.A. TIMES - 2021 July  issue is out now ! 

Here is the latest edition of our quarterly Newsletter. πŸ“°

Thank you for taking a time to read The T.E.A. Times πŸ™





Editor : Shenali Harley  ✍

#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #TEAtimes #Newsletter 

If you would like to support our charity, please visit : www.theteaproject.org

Wednesday, 28 July 2021

Child Pornography- News

 OVER 17,000 CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIDEOS UPLOADED TO INTERNET SINCE JUNE FROM SL


A total of 17,629 pornographic video clips and photos related to children have been uploaded to the internet between 17th June and 28th July 2021. 



Police Media Spokesman Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said the content has been uploaded via laptops, desktops, phones, and tabs in Sri Lanka.


He said a special unit was established at the Police Children and Women Bureau to monitor pornographic material related to children. The unit has been named the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children. 


Various social media platforms were monitored by the unit, while modern technology was used to trace suspects posting pornographic content related to children on the internet. 


Senior DIG Ajith Rohana said the suspects have been identified and a special police team has been deployed today to trace and apprehend the suspects.


He further said that the Police will also trace people who have shared or forwarded such content to various parties. 


A joint investigation is being conducted by the Police Children and Women Bureau and the Criminal Investigation Department in this regard. 


Source: www.newswire.lk 


#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #StopChildAbuse

Tuesday, 27 July 2021

Roar Media News - Child Abuse

 On 15 July, a 16-year-old employed as a domestic worker at parliamentarian Rishad Bathiudeen’s residence succumbed to severe burn injuries. She had been treated at the Colombo National Hospital for nearly 12 days, for injuries her employers said were self-inflicted.


Following the teenager’s death, activists and others have been drawing attention to policy and legislative inadequacies that leave room for exploitation, and even — as witnessed in this instance — sexual abuse and death.




"Because of COVID-19, my husband didn't have work so I had to take out loans,” the teenager’s mother told the media on 20 July. Her family is among many of those facing poverty in the estate sector. “They asked for one of my daughters to go to work instead of me. So she went because it was hard for us, and we needed help to pay off the loans," the mother said.


State Minister of Infrastructure Facilities Jeewan Thondaman on 25 July said that discussions are underway to strengthen the century-old Workers’ Ordinance to ensure that minors from plantation communities are not employed for domestic work.


The existing living and working conditions of many domestic workers currently violate a number of international conventions. For example, such workers are excluded from a range of legal instruments that recognise domestic workers as legitimate, contracted workers. Legislation such as the Wages Board Ordinance, Shop and Office Act, the Employees' Provident Fund Act, the Employees' Trust Fund Act, and the National Minimum Wage of Workers Act excludes domestic workers, resulting in a loss of recognition and equal protection before the law.


Sri Lanka's minimum age of employment is 14, under a system that has not changed. In 2016, the International Labour Organization said at least 36% of working children are exposed to undesirable or unsafe working conditions.


Earlier this year, Labour Minister Nimal Siripala de Silva announced that steps will be taken to amend four pieces of legislation to raise the minimum age of employment to 16, while the National Child Protection Authority recently called to increase the age to 18. However, these assurances are yet to be implemented.


Source: #RoarMedia

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Sunday, 25 July 2021

ASICS London 10K

 Yay! Great, UK TEAm! πŸ‡¬πŸ‡§

What an awesome day at the #asicslondon10k ! πŸƒ‍♀️πŸƒ‍♂️

Our TEAm raised 2K £, outstanding! It will make a huge difference to the amazing children we are so fortunate to work for.


Thank you very much TEAm, donors and supporters πŸ™

Thank you ASICS  for organizing such an amazing marathon in the beautiful city of London.




#theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #run4TEA #asics  #london

We support Lushmina!

 We do not only invest in the future of children but also in our staff to enable personal growth and allow them to develop their skills and potential.


Lushmina joined The T.E.A. Project as a volunTEAr in 2019 and was promoted to be the Senior Pre-school TEAcher in 2020.


“I was very pleased when I heard about the activities of The T.E.A. Project. Giving importance to the lives of children attracted me.” (Lushmina)




This July Lushmina will start a course to obtain her Diploma in Pre-school Teacher Training at the National Preschool Development Foundation. It entails a one-year course with theoretical and practical experience. The T.E.A. Project is happy to announce that we fully cover the costs of her course to support her ambitions. 


“This opportunity builds the foundation for the development of the pre-school children I am teaching and my own academic performance. I am proud to say that I got this opportunity through volunTEAring.” (Lushmina)


We thank Lushmina for her continuous hard work and enthusiasm and wish her a lot of success with this course πŸ™πŸ’—


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Wednesday, 21 July 2021

Webinar - Children Amidst Covid-19

Listen to what our young leaders have to say about the pandemic and about their practice of turning obstacles into stepping stones. We admire the capabilities of youths of being determined and optimistic during the pandemic. Encourage our youths to inspire even more people.


The webinar language will be Tamil. An English translation will be uploaded later after the webinar. Please register using the link below to receive further details. Only registered participants will be allowed to join the webinar.

Link below:

 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdC5X1esc2cylOTZBypRso_G-7q9NGlaeS7-hTr37nt0snQhA/viewform?usp=sf_link

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Thursday, 15 July 2021

World Youth Skills Day

 Today is World Youth Skills Day celebrating the diversity of skills among youth. πŸ‘¦πŸ‘§


This year’s theme ‘Re-imagining Youth Skills Post-Pandemic’ pays tribute to the resilience and creativity of youth. 

The TEA Project organized various activities with the children of our Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Service) programme to appreciate and showcase their skills. 

One was a poster-making competition using recycled materials and natural resources. Some of the artworks you can find in our post. 




To support our Youth Empowerment Service (Y.E.S) please visit:

🌍 www.theteaproject.org


Friday, 9 July 2021

Leadership Workshop for the TEAm

 Thank you so much Anushane Anandharaj for your very interesting and inspiring workshop on leadership. Our TEAm was visibly engaged and enjoyed it a lot. 

The skills and knowledge you shared will support our personal development and ultimately benefit the children we work with.

Thanks for VolunTEAring with us!






If you would like to volunTEAr with us visit :

www.theteaproject.org

Racheal & Carl are running the ASICS London 10K

Co-Founders of T.E.A. , Carl & Racheal, back in 2016. Since then, together with their amazing TEAm, Carl & Racheal have built The Cloud (Centre for Children's Empowerment) that serves hundreds of children from rural plantation communities, partner with 9 schools and support 3 plantation CommuniTEAs...

Carl & Racheal are running the ASICS London 10k on July 25th to support our plantation CommuniTEAs who have been cut off during the Covid lockdowns. If you feel like donating here are the links to their fundraiser pagesπŸ™:

https://www.givey.com/mohrunnerlondon

https://www.givey.com/rachrunner



Friday, 2 July 2021

Support SporTEA Ground πŸ™

 Then and now: from a cattle shed to The Cloud, our Centre for Children’s Empowerment.

You made it possible!



Thanks from the heart to everyone who supported us throughout our journey. And last but not least to our ParenTEArs who work tirelessly to develop our Centre and to support the education of their children. πŸ™



Our current mission: a SporTEA ground.

SporTEA will ensure the mental and physical well-being and health of children at our Centre.



Again, we can make it possible together!


To support us go to: www.theteaproject.org