Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Back to School

First Day Back @ School:
The TEA Project has secured our first school partnership between Madduma Bandara School in Kandy and Sayes Court School, Surrey, UK. In April we presented an assembly to Sayes Court where a Q&A was held and a partnership pack supplied by the children of Madduma Bandara was handed to the pupils and staff. This week we reciprocated on behalf of Sayes Court by presenting their partnership pack of photo's and information to Madduma. It has been great to see such enthusiasm and excitement from both sides towards the partnership and we look forward to supporting a positive and mutually rewarding future for the students.

Designs for an urban art regeneration project called 'Cloud Steps' have also been agreed at Madduma which we plan to start in May.

We are currently in the process of finalising our second school partnership between the innovative Royal International School (RIS), Kurunegala and Tregaron School in Wales. We hope to finalise the partnership in May to coincide with a Welsh volunteer beginning work with the project and the start of our new tailor made personal development training (L.I.F.E - Leadership, Independence, Futures, Empowerment) at RIS; the training will be delivered weekly throughout 2015/16.

We are gradually readjusting to Sri Lankan life after the UK visit. The relentless heat & rain, the mosquitoes, getting the kids back into school, rice & dhall for breakfast (the usual) and happy to be back at work. We are constantly improving, developing new projects and creating lasting partnerships which we look forward to informing you on in the near future.

Thanks for making it happen.
C&R xx

Friday, 17 April 2015

We Love 2 Do What We Do

...and this is why we love to do what we do @ The T.E.A Project
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The UK 2000km Tour

The TEA Project is glad to be back to work in Sri Lanka following our one month 2000 km tour of the UK. Thank you to everyone we met along the way who donated materials & resources, partnered with the project, made financial contributions, provided transport, fed & watered us, accommodated us and importantly offered words of support and laughter. We are indebted to you all.
Thank you: Ian & Helen, Jesus Eden Anja Lau, Claire Ellis Dominic Ellis, Hazel Durkin Ricky Lim, Lyla, Ryan & Michelle Smith, Kate Marchant Melissa Neilson-Rai Reena Thomas Friederike Brandt Elaine Turner Joanne Houghton Chris Beeran Houghton Daniel Burke & Nessa, Isla-May, Steven Johnston Johnny Slinger Nick Crossland & Donna Crossland, Tasma, Nick Wilson, Hannah Smith Liam Bonar El Huulse Matt Hulse, Isla-Smila, Roadside Picnic Oona LurĂ¥s Wiggan, Kylie Hudson.xx
C&R xx