Monday, 30 March 2020

Empowerment Centre Development

The T.E.A. Project's new Empowerment Centre continues to rise from the ashes against all odds. We are fortunate the construction TEAm have been able to remain onsite; staying in our volunTEAr centre. This is a shot of the site from this morning. A brief lifting of the curfew enabled a very brief site visit. We could not be more grateful; away from their families & friends at this difficult time. It's a huge sacrifice and the value incalculable. We are hoping building work stays on track and The Centre can provide hope of times to come to our local communities; of a better life when this battle has been won.
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The T.E.A Project is planning to initially take x100 'dry ration packs' for Sinhalese & Tamil families living in line house communities next to our Empowerment Centre development above Kandy. These packs will have food items for one family to last one week...
If anybody would like to donate food or money get in contact.
People surviving on daily wages have seen their income disappear over night during this crisis; we hope by providing food packs that we can lessen the incredible burden.
To donate money that we will use to buy essential items such as rice, dahl, flour, sugar, tea etc please make a donation to our Sri Lankan Charity Bank Account:
The TEA Project
Commercial bank (Kandy)
This is the preferred and least disruptive method. Food items will be bought and delivered during opening times of the current curfews.
Or send a delivery of essential items by car or 3 wheeler to our office in Kandy:
98/4 Galkanda Rd,
Thank you for supporting our communities at this time đŸ™đŸž
These are unique and difficult times but united we can overcome.
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Monday, 17 February 2020

Appointment as Patron - Dr R Sulochana Segera

We are proud & excited to announce the appointment of Dr R Sulochana Segera as Patron of 
The T.E.A Project.
Dr. Segera's experience, skills & passion for work with children most at need will add a new dimension and ability that the project as been seeking to appoint; as we enter a huge stage of development for T.E.A.
A Doctor of Philosophy, Women & Empowerment, Founder/Chairperson of Women in Management and mother. Dr Segara is one of Sri Lanka’s top social entrepreneurs, trainers and motivational speakers; with over 24 years of experience.
A certified Personality Development Trainer in Asia. She is a trainer for the World Bank entity IFC on the area of ‘ Sustainable Private Sector Investment’ and also in the private sector for Coca Cola. The official trainer for the brand ‘ 5 by 20’; an initiative for the development of 5 million women by way of empowerment and Economic Development.
She is also a trainer for The British Council's ‘Active Citizen’ project. Dr Segera has trained over 5000 police offers and 15,000 micro Women entrepreneurs and been recognized globally winning the 'Global CSR Excellence Awards' in 2018, 'Women Super Achievement Award'- 2017, 'Leadership Excellence Award' in 2016 and the 'Most Outstanding
Professional’ award.
Sulochana is a doctoral graduate from Global University,- California and Trainer for the 'Youth Parliament of Sri Lanka'; whilst Managing Director of Deep International.
Everyone at The T.E.A. Project looks forward to working with Sulochana in building our reach & support to the most vulnerable children in our society.
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Tuesday, 11 February 2020


ASICS & The TEA Project are joining together for the ASICS London 10K in July. ASICS & TEA are running to raise funding for The T.E.A. Project's new empowerment centre opening this year in Sri Lanka.
The special package includes free entry worth £45 & a bespoke TEA-shirt made especially by ASICS design TEAm for The T.E.A. Project. You will also receive a finishers medal, race photos and tote bag.
If you want to join TEAm ASICS & RUN4TEA then message us here or email today to reserve your place.
This is a unique chance to take part in the UK's biggest 10K event, join with the event organisers and run for a great cause.
*We ask that all TEAm members aim for a minimum fundraising target of £300 - equivalent to 100 days wages for a tea plantation worker in Sri Lanka.
Places are limited and close by Friday 7th February. So hurry!

Thank you!

TEA have had an incredibley positive start to the new year; with events, fundraising activities & welcoming new volunTEArs; including our first family! Thank you to everyone; especially to our VolunTEArs and Millennium Elephant Foundation & Slightly Chilled for your support during January. You have given us the energy we needed to start the year🙏

TrusTEAs Needed!

TEA Party!

Thank you to all our sponsors, partners and everyone who turned up to make the projects TEA Party @ Slightly Chilled on Saturday such a success. TEA raised 57,000LKR (£250) on the night from the gig, prize draw and pool competition. Special thank you to UK artist George Banks from Good Foxy for performing, local band See Sharp, Slightly Chilled owner Michael and volunTEAr Courtney for her hard work gathering donations. All proceeds will go to our programmes supporting children from poor tea plantation communities.
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Youth Empowerment Recognised Need

Sri Lankan press today acknowledge the central role of its young people the steer the country's future and the priceless value of it's youth and of Youth Empowerment services to support & enable that change.
The T.E.A. Project & other grass roots INGO's in Sri Lanka are key to this movement & to success. We are at the frontline of this change.
TEA are committed to working with all players; charitable, corporate and governmental. To enable a revolution of youth consciousness, raise aspirations and provide the tools for a sustainable and inclusive change in Sri Lanka.
The T.E.A. Project's empowerment centre being built near to Kandy will be a model environment for this focus.
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Thursday, 26 December 2019

2019 - Our Year in Review

Over 2000 vulnerable children reached!
9 Schools join T.E.A.'s support network!
INGO status achieved!
Land agreement signed! A permanent home for T.E.A.
International VolunTEAr Centre opens!
Key local partnership network continues to grow!
Empowerment programmes start @ The Centre!
BIGGEST Children's Day Ever! 100 Children!
Strongest TEAm of staff & volunTEARs!
Outreach Scooter donation reaches rural communiTEAs!
Incredible film about T.E.A. donated & released!
New roof for The Centre donated!
New website donated!
T.E.A.'s first English Summer Camp is a HUGE success!
No Limits Art & Creative Writing Comp attracts 500 entries!
TEA 100% free from commission profits via fundraising!
Suicide Prevention Programme begins!
We receive our first international commission for T.E.A!
........and to be announced.
The T.E.A. Project's first Children's Empowerment Centre in Sri Lanka WILL be built in 2020! News of a major international partnership will be announced very soon. Supporting the most vulnerable children from tea plantation communities The Centre will have a pre-school for 40 children, an after-school English Programme, provide Empowerment Training, a daily nutritional food programme, The Saturday Service Community Support Programme, Health Clinics, counselling, Environmental programmes, a VolunTEAR Centre, local employment & volunTEAr opportunities......and so much more.
All our services will be provided for FREE!
All this has always & only been made possible by you!
Thank you for all your support over the past 6 years.
'Only you made this possible'.
We look forward to bringing you more news soon & wish you all a prosperous & peaceful new year.
If you would like to send a gift of support to help run programmes @The Centre please make a donation via our website:

Monday, 9 December 2019

World Human Rights Day 2019 - 'Youth Standing Up for Human Rights'

World Human Rights Day 2019:
'Youth Standing Up for Human Rights'.
The T.E.A. Project promotes the voice of every child and actively engages with children to make change. We advocate for children and run education programmes to increase practical awareness of the universal rights and principles enshrined in the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child.
Support Training, Empowerment & Awareness by gifting some of the most vulnerable children in society the opportunity to escape poverty:
'T.E.A. need your support'. To donate your skills, to volunTEAr, provide essential company CSR support or raise awareness towards T.E.A. please email:
Carl Gale - CEO
The T.E.A. Project
Film by Studio Lanta (2019) *Please Share.

Friday, 18 October 2019

Go Hannah! Run4TEA!

Congratulations!! Hannah raised an incredible £1,088.75🥳🏃‍♀️for #Run4TEA
In autumnal conditions that would have tested the most hardened Scot đŸ´ó §ó ˘ó łó Łó ´ó ż Hannah completed the Loch Ness Marathon for T.E.A. Thank you so much🙏 You are an inspiration.

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