Friday, 14 October 2016

Celebrating Children!

The TEA Project has established yet another school partnership in the Central province which expands our services to another 200 children.
We decided to recognise this occasion & mark Children's Day by celebrating with the amazing children we have been given the opportunity to work for.
Pupils broke free of their dark classrooms to take part in a sunlit morning of fun, games & laughter. TEA donated food, drinks and valuable stationary to each & every child on the day.
For a few hours total focus was put on making these wonderful children feel appreciated & cared for; to help them understand that they are unique & capable individuals.
The TEA Project provides all of it's services & materials for free.
We are a small charity doing some big work. We are desperately in need of donations to ensure the empowering services we provide to the most vulnerable children is continued.
If you connect with our vision and would like to make a financial, material or professional donation then please get in contact viatheteaproject.org or inbox us here on Facebook. Alternatively send an email direct to donate@theteaproject.org
We cannot continue the work we do without your essential support.
Please donate to empowering children from poverty.
Thank you.


LIFE ECHO/SPARK: Introduction to Students (Sri Lanka)

Sri Lankan school children partnering in the groundbreaking 'SPARK' research project with children form the UK were introduced to the programme by Carl from The TEA Project. The TEA Project was invited by LIFE ECHO to help investigate the relationship between personal sound memories (Sparks) & the positive enhancement of well being among the students.
In the coming weeks we will be gathering personal sound memories from the students which we plan to play in registration; replacing the calling out of names. We will then record the mood of the young participants over time to see if there are any noticeable changes in well being.

'TEA GIVES CHILDREN THE WORLD!'

One of the ways we celebrated Sri Lankan Children's Day this year was to provide the internet to a worthy partner school on Sri Lanka's struggling East Coast.
For the first time in their lives, starting this month, school children will have regular access to the world wide web & learning resources from around the world. They can become global citizens and more importantly be encouraged back into school where daily absenteeism currently lies at 40-50%.
We work tirelessly @ The TEA Project to do amazing work on the very smallest of budgets.
We desperately need donations to continue the support & advocacy we provide to the most vulnerable young people in our society.
Please donate via theteaproject.org You can transform lives & help children lift themselves out of poverty and end their cycle of abuse.
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Thursday, 13 October 2016

LIFE Training on the East Coast (September 16th to 18th 2016)

Leadership, Independence, Futures & Empowerment (LIFE)
28 children from a partner school on Sri Lanka's East Coast participated in LIFE training over one and a half days.
''They really gave attention to tasks and focused on finishing as a leader in the school'' - Sachini (Project Worker).
In goal setting Prefects focused on school improvements; for example replacing their usual daily lunch packets (rice & curry) with more home prepared & varied lunch boxes. Primary children concentrated on personal goal setting and became more confident in challenging older children in their presentations. Elders were noticeably more shy than primary children.
All the children engaged well. Prefects and primary children grew in confidence, displayed leadership abilities and developed a voice to talk about their rights as children.
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Sunday, 2 October 2016

VolunTEAr

TEA would like to say a very big thank you to VolunTEAr Clare for her amazing week with the project. 
She has enthusiastically shared her rich knowledge of front line teaching from the UK to help develop services and lead teaching at 3 schools in her brief time here.
If you are a professional like Clare, identify with TEA's vision & feel you might like to donate your services then please get in touch via theteaproject.org