Racheal is fundraising

Suicide Awareness & Prevention Appeal for The T.E.A Project

£237.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid = £239.50
Donated to Racheal’s £1000.00 Goal

Racheal’s story

My name is Racheal Ireton. I am Co-Founder of The T.E.A. Project & Director for Centre Management in Sri Lanka.

Sri Lanka has one of the highest rates of suicide in the world.

The T.E.A. Project needs public support & donations to run a series of 1-day training events to school children during the December 2019 school holidays.

Programmes will include secondary aged school children from our partner schools within the tea plantation communities of Hanthanna, Kandy.

Students will look at case studies to identify 'warning signs' and decide on appropriate interventions. Participants will make suicide prevention posters which they will take back to their schools to display. Training will be informative and help children understand the national and international context of suicide among the population and youth. It will equip participants with the knowledge needed to identify warning signs, intervene appropriately and provide participants with a plethora of helpful contacts and organisations to reach out to if they or someone they know is at risk.

Importantly, training will be positive and participatory, it will empower young people with practical tools and knowledge to help prevent suicide in Sri Lanka.

This programme is dedicated to the life & memory of our fabulous friend and supporter Liam; who died by suicide at the beginning of this year.

All funds raised will be passed to the charity irrespective of whether my target is reached, not reached or exceeded.


The T.E.A Project

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.

Registered Charity Number: 1163485.

Find out more about The T.E.A Project

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