Saturday, 19 June 2021

Happy Father's Day- 2021

"Dad: A son's first hero, a daughter's first love." ๐Ÿฆธ‍♂️

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.


๐ŸŒ www.theteaproject.org


Our wishes aired on Sun FM 98.9 in Sri Lanka ๐Ÿ™

Thursday, 17 June 2021

Coming Soon - SporTEA

 Coming soon... SporTEA ๐Ÿธ๐Ÿˆ



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 ๐Ÿ† 

If you would like to support SporTEA, please visit: 

๐ŸŒ 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/

๐Ÿ‘† Click the above link for watch our FOOD distribution live telecast ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ–ฅ๐Ÿ“บ

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! ๐ŸŒ

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.

๐ŸŒ 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! ๐Ÿช”

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 ! ☪️๐Ÿ•Œ

May this special day bring peace, happiness and prosperity to everyone.๐Ÿคฒ

May all your wishes come true on the auspicious Eid-ul-Fitr.๐Ÿ™

#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.๐Ÿฅ—๐ŸŽ’๐Ÿ“–

#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:

๐ŸŒ www.theteaproject.org

Saturday, 8 May 2021

Happy Mother's Day

The TEA Project is wishing all the 'Ammas‘ in this world a Happy Mother‘s Day ๐Ÿ’• 

Today let‘s all be reminded of the beauty that every single mother brings into this world every day as well as all the efforts and sacrifices she makes in raising us, her children. Thanks to all those strong, courageous and loving mothers!

May your day be filled with great memories and lovely moments.๐Ÿ™

#mothersday2021 #mother #loveyousomuch #AtEase #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #TheCloud #theteap #TEA #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #UK #Childrencharity #Srilanka #theteaproject #INGO #Amma #children #เถ…เถธ්เถธා #เฎ…เฎฎ்เฎฎா

๐ŸŒ www.theteaproject.org

Thursday, 6 May 2021

Travel with Christin to The Cloud

Have you ever wondered how our way to work looks like?

Click the link below ๐Ÿ‘‡

https://www.instagram.com/tv/COkNrz4HZcY/?igshid=16h2si3vfrcfk

Christin, our International VolunTEAr Coordinator and TrusTEA is taking you on a tour. Come with us and enjoy the breathtaking nature as we go higher and higher into the tea estates. 

Are you also up for a journey towards a good cause? We always welcome volunTEArs to grow us, support us and develop their skills.

#TheCloud #VolunTEAr #atEASE #education #arTEA #SporTEA #Environment #Uk #SL #training #empowerment #awareness #theteaproject #INGO #theteap #TEA #Hanthana #Charity 



Monday, 3 May 2021

New Furniture for Y.E.S

Thank you for your great generosity๐Ÿ™

The TEA Project appreciates the donors and supporters that have helped us to buy new furniture...

The design has been specially chosen to play a significant role in the effectiveness of student learning.

The chairs are a perfect fit for the children who enjoy ArTEA & After-School classes at The Cloud; as part of Y.E.S. (Youth Empowerment Service)

Your support is so invaluable. Thank you again on behalf of our amazing young people๐Ÿ™

#AtEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #theteap #TEA #empoweringchildren #UK #Srilanka #Charity #Children #Training #Empowerment #Awareness #TheCloud #Empoweringchildren #Students #Lecturehallchairs #furniture #thankyou 

If you would like to support our services please visit:

๐ŸŒ www.theteaproject.org

Friday, 30 April 2021

Happy Labour Day!

 Happy Labour Day !


We are a TEAm.

It is our greatest strength...

We are a CommuniTEA.

We achieve our goals together...

We respect each other & celebrate our diversity...

We are proud - of every child we work for...

We are advocates.

Every young person is a champion in our eyes...

We are thankful. To each parent for their hard work & belief in their children.

We celebrate our partners & supporters.


'Only You Make The T.E.A. Project Possible'.๐Ÿค


Happy International Labour Day.


Together we are The T.E.A. Project.. ✊





#labourday2021 #theteap #theteaproject #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #AtEASE #Charity #Children #UK #INGO #Srilanka #Kandy #hanthana #TEAm #CommuniTEA #TheCloud #Empowerment #awareness #Training #TEA #teamwork #empoweringchildren


theteaproject.org

Tuesday, 27 April 2021

Thank You - ParenTEArs

 The T.E.A. Project would like to thank our amazing ParenTEArs for their continuous engagement and support and thus for making our services possible. ๐Ÿ™



ParenTEArs are parents who are volunTEAring and donating five hours per month at The Cloud as a contribution to the education of their children, thus, ultimately increasing their life chances. Tasks include working in the pre-school and at The Cloud, in the kitchen and outdoor maintaining the premises. Their support is vital to the functioning of our Centre and to realizing our vision. ๐Ÿคž



We would like to especially emphasize their valuable engagement during the last months: Among others they created a pathway to the water source, cleared the trench and are supporting our F.O.O.D. Programme Coordinator each day with preparing food and cleaning.


Thanks again for your wonderful contribution. With you being part of our TEAm we can make change possible. We are looking forward to working with you in the future! ๐Ÿค


#ParenTEArs #CommuniTEA #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #AtEASE #theteap #theteaproject #TheCloud #Kandy #Hanthana #Srilanka #UK #charity #INGO #training #empowerment #awareness #TEA #Children  #teaplantation 


If you would like to support or donate please login to our website:


www.theteaproject.org

Sunday, 25 April 2021

Follow us on Tik ToK

 Please follow us on Tik Tok ๐Ÿคณ


https://vm.tiktok.com/ZSJS1B59Q/


Show some love ❤ please.


Thank you




#theteap #charity #theteaproject #tiktok #ArTEA #SporTEA #education #environment #AtEase #UK #INGO #TheCloud #employment #Srilanka

Saturday, 24 April 2021

Postponed- New Year Celebration

 Dear all,


We regret to inform you that due to a recent increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in the country we will be postponing the New Year Festival that was supposed to take place on Monday, 26 April 2021.


We will keep you updated.


Stay safe !


Thank you for your understanding ๐Ÿ™




#Postponed #newyear #Avurudu2021 #event #covid #theteaproject #charity #ArTEA #SporTEA #environment #TheCloud #training #Empowerment #awareness #theteap #INGO #UK #Srilanka #AtEase 


๐ŸŒ www.theteaproject.org

Thursday, 22 April 2021

Speed Drawing Challenge- ArTEA Class

 We presented our ArTEA children with a Speed Drawing challenge. This is a great way for beginners to learn how to draw. ๐Ÿ–Œ



Speed Drawing is an artistic technique where the artist has a limited time to finish his or her artwork. We gave them three different timeframes: 60 seconds, 30 seconds and 20 seconds as part of a warm-up exercise for the ArTEA class.


They were really interested and excited. It was a fun activity also for us to see how the children engaged and were drawing each other. ๐Ÿ™‚




#theteap #arTEA #AtEASE #SporTEA #education #environment #charity #theteaproject #empowerment #children #TheCloud #ukcharity #INGO #SriLanka #art #artist #speedchallenge #funactivitiesforkids #training #awareness #childrenrights 


If you would like to support our ArTEA programme please visit:

www.theteaproject.org

Wednesday, 14 April 2021

THE T.E.A. TIMES - APRIL 2021

 THE T.E.A. TIMES - 2021 APRIL issue is out now ! 


Here is the latest edition of our quarterly Newsletter. ๐Ÿ“ฐ


Thank you for taking a time to read The T.E.A. Times ๐Ÿ™


Editor : Shenali Harley


#Newsletter #April2021  #theteatimes #theteap #ArTEA #SporTEA #education #environment #AtEASE #charity #training #empowerment #awareness #theteaproject #INGO #ukcharity #Srilanka #UK #donations #children #hanthana 


If you would like to support our charity, please visit : www.theteaproject.org



Tuesday, 13 April 2021

We wish you a Happy Sinhalese and Tamil New Year 2021

 We wish you a Happy Sinhala & Tamil New Year 2021 ๐Ÿช”



May this new beginning brings you happiness, prosperity, good health and wealth ๐Ÿ™


Wishes from the TEAm ๐Ÿ˜Š


#newyear #sinhalaandtamilnewyear #Prosperous #goodhealth #wealth #happiness #theteap #theteaproject #ArTEA #SporTEA #environment #education #AtEASE #TheCloud #Charity #empowerment #training #awareness #INGO #children 


๐ŸŒ www.theteaproject.org

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Street Fundraiser- Thank You

 Thank you for your great generosity!


We, at The TEA Project, greatly appreciate your donation, and your support. 


Your support helps to improve our services to the vulnerable and underprivileged children we are working with. 



A big shout out to our wonderful TEAm who helped to make this Street Fundraiser a great success ๐Ÿ™ We have raised 20100 Sri Lankan Rupees from this campaign. 


If you would like to add to our street fundraiser please hit the donate button and follow the links securely....


#streetfundraiser #TEAbox #ArTEA #SporTEA #AtEASE #theteap #empoweringchildren #SriLanka #kandy #theteaproject #TheCloud #VolunTEAr #TEAm #UK #charity #training #Empowerment #awareness #INGO #CommuniTEA #education #environment 


If you would like to support our programmes please visit: www.theteaproject.org

Thursday, 8 April 2021

Free Period- Sanitary Napkin- Pilot Project


 In December 2020 we started a pilot project distributing re-usable sanitary napkins to a selected group of girls from our Youth Board. Its aim was to collect data on the wearability and usability of the napkins and the protection they offer. The majority of girls who tested the napkins responded positively. 


Since there is a high tax on feminine hygienic products and not every woman can afford it, some resort to old clothes that offer only little protection and/or even avoid going to school or work during the days of their menstruation. Absenteeism is a common problem. To counteract it, T.E.A. is now planning to distribute re-usable sanitary napkins at a large scale to enable women to gain access to affordable, re-usable menstrual hygienic products and feel comfortable and protected during the days of their period.


We would especially like to thank our partner Rags to Riches, an upcycling initiative in the United Arab Emirates. They are the creator and sponsor of Angel Wings, the sanitary napkins we used in this pilot project. We hope to continue our collaboration and use their sustainable products also in the future.


If you would like to support this project and help women gain access to hygienic products, please get in touch with us. We would be more than happy if people travelling from Dubai could help with the delivery.


 #FreePeriod #theteap  #communiTEA #empoweringchildren #thecloud #TinyTEA #YES #atEASE #Education #ArTEA #SporTEA #Environment #volunTEAr #TEAmwork #empoweringsrilanka #theteaproject #ngo 


๐ŸŒwww.theteaproject.org


Photo: AFP

Tuesday, 6 April 2021

ParenTEArs Meeting

 We successfully held our second meeting with the parents of our Tiny T.E.A. pre-school children. At the meeting we discussed several important points and gave the parents feedback on their children’s progress and the new menu. 



Additionally our ParenTEAr programme was addressed. 



Among others we informed the parents about our plastic-free policy and health and safety measures. In a Q&A session they had the chance to ask questions. 


It was a fruitful meeting and we hope for further support of the parents and ParenTEArs in the future since they play a vital part in delivering our services. We are very grateful for their commitment.



Saturday, 3 April 2021

Happy Easter 2021

We wish you and your loved ones Happy Easter full of love, hope and peace. 

Stay healthy and safe! ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฅš




Tuesday, 30 March 2021

We are affiliated with Life Echo from UK

 We are pleased to announce that we are affiliated with Life Echo from the UK. Their research focuses on sound and memory to stimulate learning and well-being. 



Thank you, Justin Wiggan, founder of Life Echo, for introducing this groundbreaking project & partnering with T.E.A.๐Ÿ™


With this tool children will get the opportunity to experience a positive personalized “soundscape” that is created from images and sounds present in their lives...


We successfully introduced the first programme called Spark to our Youth Empowerment Service (Y.E.S). Children were asked to think of a sound that makes them happy. Instead of their names, these sounds will be played at the registration to increase their well-being. Their response was very positive and encouraging and we are already looking forward to continuing to explore the world of sounds....


To know about Life-Echo : www.life-echo.co.uk 



Monday, 22 March 2021

Donate Your Old Laptops

 We are looking for IT equipment, especially laptops, for our Youth Board and our Tiny T.E.A. pre-school TEAchers. We support sustainability, so we don't mind if it's second-hand. ♻️



If you are planning to throw yours out or you know anyone who has some second-hand laptops, please get in touch with us and give your used equipment a second life. 

Your donation goes a long way and will support our projects to help underprivileged children.


Thank you for your valuable contribution. ๐Ÿ™


Please visit our website to learn more about our work:

๐ŸŒ www.theteaproject.org



Friday, 19 March 2021

International Day of Happiness

Today is International Day of Happiness and we would like to share a little story with you.

A lesson on happiness from an African tribe:

"Happiness is laughing together. Sadness is crying alone.“

Once a scientist proposed a game for African aboriginal children. He placed a basket of sweets near a tree. He had the children stand 100 metres away from the tree. It was announced that whoever reaches there first will get all the sweets in the basket. He said: „Ready, steady, go!"

Do you know what these kids did? They all held each other’s hands and ran together towards the tree, dividing the sweets evenly among themselves and enjoyed the sweets.

When the scientist asked them why they did so, they replied: "Ubuntu.“ They said: "How can one be happy when others are sad?“

Ubuntu is an African philosophy. It means: "I am because we are.“ 

Let’s all share happiness and some "ubuntu" so everyone can be happy!

❤️๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿงก

Watch : Laughing Yoga by Kapila Rasnayake

https://youtu.be/XRtPiei8H5I



On this occasion we would like to once more share the video on laughter yoga with you that our supporter Kapila Rasnayaka kindly donated to us. We also shared it with our children and they had a lot of fun. So let's laugh and be happy together!