The TEA Project works to empower Sri Lankan children from poverty.
We provide training, support and guidance to schools, orphanages and grass roots organisations; working directly with marginalised, vulnerable children and young people from poor communities.
The project helps give young people a voice. A voice which develops ambition, skills, knowledge and opportunities for underprivileged children. Unlocking a child’s hidden potential.
Children need to feel valued as important individuals with active rights; principles that will help guide their future's.
Every child should grow respecting diversity and experience how helping others is a basic human right.
We believe passionately that developing skills, aspirations and confidence in young people is key to securing a positive and sustainable future for the next generation.
The TEA Project is based in Kandy, within the Central Highland Province. Like the unique Kandyan weather the ethnic and religious context is as strong and diverse with Sinhalese, Tamil, Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim and Christian communities sharing the close proximity of the city. We support children from the poorest urban and rural areas throughout Sri Lanka where education and lives have been disrupted by poor economics, war, poverty, abuse and natural disaster.
The TEA Project donates its services nationally to assist organisations who give support to thousands of vulnerable children and families. Our tailor-made training is what makes The TEA Project unique; made to meet any learning objectives.
Programmes in English, Sinhala and Tamil promote health, safety, well-being and empowerment of children. We train professionals to develop best practice methods and uphold children’s rights.
We believe the empowerment of children is central to poverty alleviation. The project supports child care services at local and national level to improve standards and provision; encouraging service providers to value the contribution made by children.
The 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.