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

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


theteaproject.org

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’—


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

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

#youthvoicematters #copingwithcovid19 #theteaproject #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #INGO #nonprofitorganization #TheCloud #teaplantation #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #empoweringsrilanka #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #TEA #youthboar

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

Saturday, 19 June 2021

Happy Father's Day- 2021

"Dad: A son's first hero, a daughter's first love." 🦸‍♂️

We wish a Happy Father's Day to all dads, granddads and dad-to-be !

Fathers, like mothers, are pillars in the development of child's emotional well-being.


🌍 www.theteaproject.org


Our wishes aired on Sun FM 98.9 in Sri Lanka πŸ™

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Coming Soon - SporTEA

 Coming soon... SporTEA 🏸🏈



We are planning to develop a SporTEA ground for the children at The Cloud which is part of our concept "At E.A.S.E." (Education, Art, Sports and Environment). All these fields will be given equal importance to identify the children’s potential. ✌

The idea of SporTEA is to ecourage children to improve their physical and mental health. 

SporTEA will be a very important arm of our support in the near future. Obviously the health aspects and as a platform for raising equality; to introduce young girls at The Cloud. 

'Every Child Should Be @E.A.S.E'  to be the best one can be to realize their potential πŸ† 

If you would like to support SporTEA, please visit: 

🌍 www.theteaproject.org

Tuesday, 15 June 2021

EMERGENCY FOOD DROP

Ongoing travel restrictions have caused loss of income and uncertainty in the communiTEA. Children are endangered by hunger and malnutrition. 

Giving is the greatest act of grace!

That's why The T.E.A. Project provided a weekly supply of dry rations to the communiTEA, feeding over 300 people from 80 families in the tea plantations. We express our sincere gratitude to supporters, donors and our wonderful TEAm who made this event possible.

Please support us for another F.O.O.D Drop !

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

We guarantee your contribution will be turned into support.








Friday, 11 June 2021

FOOD Distribution- Live Telecast

 https://fb.watch/6aYdi7DXP7/

πŸ‘† Click the above link for watch our FOOD distribution live telecast πŸ“·πŸ–₯πŸ“Ί

The ongoing travel restrictions in Sri Lanka has increased the vulnerability of communiTEAs with less or zero income. They are literally ‘offline’ and have no access to online shopping or education for their children. 

Children are in need of nutrition, education, mental stimulation, improvement to their well being at this uncertain situation due to Covid-19 pandemic.

We are organizing an emergency F.O.O.D drop for more than 80 vulnerable tea estate families in Sri Lanka. 

Now we are donating weekly dry rations including rice, dhal, sugar, potatoes, soya and quality tea packets. 

Additionally we are giving out study packs to provide ongoing education which is also in line with the www.life-echo.co.uk sound therapy concept.

If you would like to donate dry ration or financial assistance then please contact us.

Visit : www.theteaproject.org & click 'DONATE'




Monday, 7 June 2021

This is what we do - But only you make it possible

We are The T.E.A. Project.
This is what we do.
But only you make it possible...




'In a world where competition for reduced funding is increasing by the day. We need you more than ever to ensure those with the very least in our society retain a strong voice. Retain hope. Retain a future'.

Please donate support & volunTEAr at:
theteaproject.org




Saturday, 5 June 2021

World Environment Day - Projects by Children

 “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.“



On the occasion of World Environment Day we would like to again acknowledge projects the children we work with have accomplished, for example growing plants using recycling materials. We are proud and impressed with their work. 

Children should be provided with diverse opportunities so that their hidden talents can emerge and blossom. That’s why we are here for them. 





Friday, 4 June 2021

Happy World Environment Day! - "TEA for Tree"

Happy World Environment Day! 🌍

A small step can make a huge impact on restoring the ecosystem. 

That’s why we start our "TEA for Tree" planting initiative today — to create a better tomorrow. 

Please join us to protect the environment and the world.

🌐 www.theteaproject.org




The T.E.A. helps children during lockdown

 Education is one of the areas heavily affected by the current pandemic. As a consequence, online learning is gaining more importance. But what if children don’t have access to devices? And what about physical activities and creativity?




With our study packs we make sure that children who have limited access to devices can continue their education. And not only this: Our study packs give them tasks that not only broaden their knowledge but also help them maintain healthy minds and well-being. 



The last pack focused on Sinhala, arts and the environment. Children were actively asked to go out and do home-gardening, create something new and continue with Life-Echo, a sound therapy concept. 



The outcome is not only enriching for them but for everyone. By contributing their ideas they also improve The Cloud’s environment and the well-being of the staff and services.



Monday, 31 May 2021

ASICS London 10K - Run4TEA - Join our TEAm

  • Calling all runners! The T.E.A. Project is putting a UK TEAm together for the ASICS 2021 London 10k @ the end of July to raise support for The T.E.A. Project's work in Sri Lanka...

If you are interested in securing a place on our TEAm then please inbox us asap with your details. Places are limited so please be sure you can run before committing. 

*Each runner is asked to set a fundraising target of 250 GBP in exchange for your free running place, a TEA-shirt and a chance to #Run4TEA and support our plantation CommuniTEAs in Sri Lanka!

Or email carl.gale@theteaproject.org

Now that that we have Covid 'on the run' let's get out there and appreciate the great outdoors again and support some amazing children along the way....

For more information about T.E.A. visit theteaproject.org 

https://run.limelightsports.club/event/london-2021/asics-london-10k



Tuesday, 25 May 2021

Happy Vesak !

 Happy Vesak! πŸͺ”

May your life be full with blessings, peace and happiness on this day commemorating Lord Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death. 

"Give, even if you only have a little" – Lord Buddha 

We are blessed to work for such amazing young people. 

To help inspire them to realise their aspirations. 

To be the best they can be. 

Asking only what we can do for them.


Sunday, 23 May 2021

TEA is recruiting a pre-school TEAcher!

TEA is recruiting a pre-school teacher!

Are you passionate about working with children (aged 3 to 6) and imparting knowledge to create an exciting learning environment? Do you live in the surrounding of our Centre for Children's Empowerment in Kithulmulla, Deltota or Galaha? Then we are looking for you!

What you should provide:

– minimum qualification A-level

– good command of English and Tamil

– preferably experienced in teaching

What you can expect:

– modern, respectful and picturesque working environment

– an open-minded team

– working hours from 7 am to 2.30 pm

– a culture that is encouraging personal development 

– monthly salary negotiable / 15,000–20,000 LKR

We are excited to hear from you. Please send your CV with a cover letting stating why you are suitable for this position to: tharindu@theteaproject.org 

Further contact details can be found in the picture.


Friday, 21 May 2021

Distribution of dry rations and fruits, study packs and Life-Echo well being packs

New Covid restrictions in Sri Lanka have closed schools nationwide.

Isolated plantation CommuniTEAs supported by The TEA Project currently have no online, educational or nutritional support.

To combat this The TEA Project has restarted our vital home study programme to ensure the most vulnerable receive essential education and nutrition during lockdown.

The TEA Project provide dry rations and fruits, study packs and Life-Echo well being packs. Life Echos are personalised and individual ‘soundscapes’ created from happy feelings provided by each child supported by T.E.A.

Education is the key to a better society, a better country, a better post Covid world!



Thursday, 13 May 2021

Happy Eid Mubarak!

We wish you a very happy Eid Mubarak ! ☪️πŸ•Œ

May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone.🀲

May all your wishes come true on the auspicious Eid-ul-Fitr.πŸ™

#eidmubarak #happiness #wishes #FestiveSeason #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #UK #Charity #INGO #SriLanka #Children #theteaproject #TEA #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #TheCloud #teaplantation #Hanthana

Wednesday, 12 May 2021

Foods and Study packs distribution

Due to the rising number of Corona cases in Sri Lanka schools had to close again for an undefined period. 

During that time The TEA Project will provide weekly study packs as well as food packs to ensure children continuously get nutritious and healthy food as well as access to education.πŸ₯—πŸŽ’πŸ“–

#StudyPack #FoodPacks #theteap #AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #charity #Children #UK #Srilanka #TEA #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #theteaproject #Staysafe #Covid #teaplantation #CommuniTEA #empoweringchildren #nutrition 

If you would like to help children and communiTEAs we are working with please visit our website:

🌍 www.theteaproject.org