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: https://www.wonderful.org/charity/theteaproject
'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: info@theteaproject.org
Carl Gale - CEO
The T.E.A. Project theteaproject.org
carl.gale@theteaproject.org
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.

Stop Child Cruelty

Children's Day

Children's Day 2019 🥳🇱🇰

'Knowledge is Power'.

Global Climate Strike!

Free, safe & abundant water point supply; gifted to our local plantation community. Marking Global Climate Strike đŸ’§đŸ’§đŸ’§
Be the change you want to see...

Keells Super!

The next time you are shopping in any Keells Supermarket in Kandy dont forget to donate @ one of our TEA-box placements. You will be directly helping our programmes to empower vulnerable children🙏

Student Social Work Internship

“Thank you T.E.A. for all your support with my field placement, thank you for your kind words, flexibility; everything. I haven't the words to explain your support.”
Induka (far right) is our first student Social Work Intern from the ‘National Institute of Social Development’ (NISD). She has just completed her final year placement with The T.E.A. Project. Induka met her objectives during her 3-month placement with T.E.A; she worked with the local community in Hanthana, held meetings in our Children’s Empowerment Centre and ran events inside the community.
Three key projects were completed:
1. Identified barriers children face with their education and parental barriers with work.
2. Self-employment for women in the community was introduced.
3. A drugs prevention programme was held for community youth.
“I am happy because I achieved my objectives about this project. The T.E.A. Project can support children as a Social Worker, as a service provider, as a counselor, as a guide. I feel The T.E.A. Project will give a very good intervention programme from The Children’s Empowerment Center in Kithulmulla”.
Thank you Induka for your project help, for being an active member of our TEAm and for helping children and families who live in neighbouring communities supported by the Children’s Empowerment Centre.

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Need Adventure?

Come & live with The T.E.A. Project in Sri Lanka!
From £1,500 p/p - 1/2 week packages inc flights, visa support, airport pickup/drop off, internal transportation, accommodation, meals, itinerary, cultural excursions, certification of your experience and a memento of your time to take home....
Experience the adventure of a lifetime. With memories that will last forever.
Email: volunteer@theteaproject.org to express your interest and to receive more information from our TEAm.
*Places are limited dependent on availability. Travel insurance & vaccinations are the responsibility of each individual traveler. 100% of costs go back into The.T.E.A. Project's support of vulnerable children from poor communities in Sri Lanka.

Suicide Prevention Day 2019

September 10th 2019 is Suicide Prevention Day. The T.E.A. Project's Annual Fundraising Appeal for 2019 will focus on Suicide Awareness & Prevention.
The T.E.A. Project needs public support & donations to enable a series of 1-day 'Suicide Awareness & Prevention Training' events to school children during the December 2019 school holidays.
Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world.
Programmes will include secondary aged school children from our partner schools within the tea plantation communities of Hanthanna, Kandy.
Students will look at case studies to identify 'warning signs' and decide on appropriate interventions. Participants will make suicide prevention posters which they will take back to their schools to display. Training will be informative and help children understand the national and international context of suicide among the population and youth. It will equip participants with the knowledge needed to identify warning signs, intervene appropriately and provide participants with a plethora of helpful contacts and organisations to reach out to if they or someone they know is at risk.
Importantly, training will be positive and participatory, it will empower young people with practical tools and knowledge to help prevent suicide in Sri Lanka.
This programme is dedicated to the life & memory of our fabulous friend and supporter Liam; who died by suicide at the beginning of the year.
Please donate your support this Christmas via the link: https://www.wonderful.org/…/suicideawarenesspreventionappea…
Thank you.