My Marathon Sri Lankan Run
Hi! I am one of the founding Directors of The T.E.A Project (Training, Empowerment & Awareness). My career has been dedicated to improving life chances and promoting rights for vulnerable children and young people.
“Travelling to Mozambique as a young graduate inspired me to dedicate my life to helping others less privileged than myself. I can't ask people to do what i'm not prepared to do myself; so here i am. Taking on a personal challenge i have dreamed of since i was a child....... On the 6th October 2019 i will be running in the LSR Colombo Marathon https://worldsmarathons.com/marathon/lsrcolombo-marathon. If you can spare something to help me on my way i would be very garteful....''
Sri Lanka, well known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean", is fast developing in to an ideal holiday destination. Its
tropical weather, white sandy beaches, and warm waters of the Indian
landscapes all contribute in making it one of the
finest destinations in Asia.
However, children around the island desperately need support to fully realise their rights and unlock their individual potential. Extreme poverty continues to exist, particularly in the North, East, rural tea plantation communities and urban areas.Vulnerable communities face the threat of infant and under-five mortality, malnutrition and unequal access to preventative and curative health services. Violence, abuse and exploitation still disturb communities, institutions and homes because poor awareness coupled with a scarcity of coordinated, well-resourced and readily-available child protection services make it hard for children to go about their lives free from fear, abuse or discrimination.Too many children are leaving the education system without the skills or resilience to prepare them for life and the mind-set needed to strive in today’s competitive society.
To help realise the project's vision to empower vulnerable children from poverty The T.EA. Project is developing Sri Lanka’s first dedicated children’s empowerment centre.
All donations gifted to my marathon challenge will help fund development of our Children Empowerment Centre. For more info please visit theteaproject.org #Run4TEA
Thank you.Racheal x