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Set up a monthly standing order or give a one-off gift via your bank or building society by sending us an Email Request we will then send you our Charity Bank details.

Donating in this way ensures 100% of your donation goes directly to our projects.

Completing and returning the available Gift Aid form means The T.E.A. Project can claim an additional 25 % on your donation at no extra cost to yourself.

We will keep you updated on the work and impact that your donation has enabled so you can continue to appreciate the real benefit.

Make your donations go further

The Government operates a scheme called Gift Aid that allows charities to claim the basic rate tax on every pound donated. So if you donated £100 to The T.E.A.. Project, it means that you’ll actually be giving us at least £125.

Giving under Gift Aid means that so much more money can be raised at no extra cost to our donors.

To ensure that the Gift Aid claim is valid, meaning we can claim the money back, it’s vitally important that all the information asked for on the Gift Aid Declaration Form is provided.

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Donate Educational Resources:

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A donation to The T.E.A. Project enables us to provide the essential training and workshops needed to empower vulnerable children living in poverty.

A gift of £10 provides vital T.E.A.-Training materials, £30 funds one fully staffed equipped day of L.I.F.E. Training and £100 allows The T.E.A. Project to employ a local Project Worker full time.

We are a grass roots charity doing some big work. Every penny is felt. Your donation is vital to that success.

"Thank You - You make The T.E.A. Project possible"

Registered UK Charity no.1163485, INGO FL-172204 (Sri Lanka)

Phone: +94 (0) 76 868 9599


The TEAm

J.Arun JP
J.Arun JP

Chief Executive

Arun is the youngest Director on the board; bringing necessary youthful insight, energy & a wealth of ideas to the TEAm. Educated (Trilingual in Tamil, Sinhala and English), he is already business proven and owns valuable experience of working for charitable causes prior to joining the project. An excellent communicator. Above all Arun is genuine; his kindness shines through. He has a willingness to go the extra mile for the children we work for and utilises his skills to help the project to realise our vision & achieve it's mission.

As a socially responsible person it is my duty to give something back to the society. T.E.A. is a great platform, I love doing charity work and bringing smiles to children
Rifaz Ismail
Rifaz Ismail

Director of Centre Operations

I choose to travel with love, forgiveness, empathy, aspiration, self-awareness, patience and calm. Consciously or not, directly or not directly, in the short or long term, whatever we do, whatever we hope, whatever we dream-somehow, is related to a deep, profound desire for well-being and happiness.

I have realized and found that my happiness relies on lifting others and caring others, devoting my time in making a difference in the life of others. I dream and desire to see children in marginalized communities living a life full of happiness, meeting their potentials and seeing their dreams come true. I believe in change. A little progress every day adds up to big results.

Dr. Sulochana Segera


One of Sri Lanka’s leading social entrepreneurs, trainers and motivational speakers; Dr. Segera is Chairperson of Women In Management (WIM).

Also a trainer for The British Council’s ‘Active Citizen’ project, the Youth Parliament of Sri Lanka and a certified trainer for IFC on Women in Boards. Dr. Segera has been a facilitator on many female entrepreneurships, empowerment and gender related programmes conducted by national and international organizations; among them the UN, the UNDP, the EU, the IFC and Swiss Labour. She also sits in the Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Skill Development, Employment and Labour Relations.

Credited with training over 5,000 police officers, 30,000 micro women entrepreneurs and motivating over 30,000 school children on personality building.

Dr Segara is an inspiration & advocate for the children The T.E.A. Project is proud to work for and inspirational member of the TEAm.


Racheal Ireton
Racheal Ireton

TrusTEA & Co-Founder

Her career has been dedicated to improving life chances and promoting rights for vulnerable children and young people. A recognised Children’s Rights Trainer, Advocate, Participation Manager and Education Consultant Racheal has vast experience developing standards; working in collaboration with organisations and service users.

I am a strong advocate of social justice, travelling to Mozambique as a young graduate inspired me to dedicate my life to helping others less privileged than myself. My dream is for The T.E.A. Project to empower millions of children living in poverty
CEO Carl
Carl Gale

TrusTEA & Co-Founder

Carl is best described as a creative element. He brings a coloured and varied wealth of professional value to the project; gathered from decades of travel, work, education and life experience. Carl attributes his achievements to his friends, family and an unrelenting personal resolve.

The most valuable things I have learned in life came from listening and observing people, opinions and situations; good and bad. The most important thing I feel I can do to repay that education is to try and help the lives of people less fortunate than myself; to become a positive part of that same education. I make my dreams a reality

TrusTEA and Eco-warrior

Hazel graduated in Development studies and then travelled the world fulfilling her passion for diving; completing her Dive Master in Malaysian Borneo. Her passion for protecting the environment led her to roles in Local Government Boroughs of London; lessening the harmful effect of waste on the environment and the planet. Hazel emigrated to New Zealand with her daughter and husband and is currently working in Auckland managing waste contracts on the beautiful Huraki Gulf Islands.

The T.E.A. Project works with vulnerable children and poor families, giving them training, support and guidance. I was greatly inspired and touched by the service they do for children and the community. My dream is to serve my community and inspire the future generation.


Central to both of my careers as a Community Dance Artist and more recently as an Occupational Therapist has been the desire to support people to discover and fulfill their potential.
As someone who comes from relatively humble beginnings, l know from direct experience that access to activities helped develop my skills and my confidence from an early age. It made a positive difference to the opportunities l had and the choices l made in my adult life. My wish is that l can play a part in supporting and guiding the project and ultimately make a positive difference to the most disadvantaged children in Sri Lanka.

The future is brighter for all of us if every child is supported to be the best they can be.
Tharindu Kasunpriya

Project Manager

Tharindu is a professional Social Worker who is always seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another and feeling with the heart of another in order to make people understand about their strengths and empower them to have a quality of life.

My dream is to actively protect and empower all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, class, sexual orientation, religious preference, gender identification, age, mental or physical abilities, or spiritual affiliations.

Project Officer

I'm an undergraduate at the University of Sri Jayawardhanapura (external), currently a second year student. Also I am a Dhamma school teacher since 2013. I am currently engaged in many social welfare works in my village as well as in the Gangawata Koralae secretarial Division.

My ambition is to become a psychological counselor in order to help communities to get rid of Psychological Disorders.

Youth Empowerment Service (Y E.S.) Co-ordinator

I am following my Bachelor of Arts Degree from university of Kalaniya. I am a former member of Youth Parliament of National Youth Services Council.
Also I was a National Board member of National Federation of Youth Clubs of National Youth Services Council. Currently working as a Sinhala language teacher. I'm a Trainer of sexual and Reproductive Health (SRHR) and Leadership Skills Development. Also I'm working as a full time VolunTEAr at Service Civil International Organisation. Also I work with many local organisations as a volunTEAr.

My dream is to do an organic farm of my own and helping to protect the environment and climate changes and helping needy children for their education and live a happy and peaceful Life.
Christin Fritsche
Christin Fritsche

Int. VolunTEAr Co-Ordinator & TrusTEA

Christin has graduated in Adult Education / Vocational Training and English Studies. Her interest in cultures brought her to many corners of the world. Being driven by her open, inquisitive and compassionate nature and listening to many different life stories, her desire grew to do something meaningful and help disadvantaged people.

Already as a child I had a strong sense of justice and often took the role of a mediator, supporting others. Later people frequently told me that I cannot change the world. But I think I can do it. Every little effort counts, everyone can make a difference. And the reward is more valuable than anything: to see people grow from their own strength is really touching my heart. My dream is for every human being to recognize their uniqueness and to develop the confidence and means to do what they love, regardless of their background.

Senior TEAcher

Lushmina is the senior TEAcher at Tiny T.E.A. Preschool. She has completed G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination and she scored 85.5% in Srilankan Government Grama Niladhari Examination.
She has worked as an assistant TEAcher at a local preschool for a six month period. Living in TEA Estates since her childhood she identified the significance of helping children uplift their lives. Currently she enjoys working with Tiny T.E.A. children with great pleasure and she looks forward to seeing more dynamic changes in their lives.

My Dream is to see today's children are provided with exemplary basic education as a guide to achieve the best of tomorrow.


Keerthika is the assistant TEAcher at Tiny T.E.A. Preschool. She has completed her Advanced Level Examination and she has followed a TEAcher Training Course. Her goal is to meditate on the educational activities through drawings. She tries her best to be a role model.

My dream is to transform today's children to tomorrow's leaders.

Youth Board Coordinator

Raakheesha manages The T.E.A. Youth Board. She loves working with young people supporting them to recognize their specialities and encouraging them to show case their skills and abilities. She is passionate about exploring, traveling and learning new things and engaging herself in social and spiritual activities.

Being a child I have dreamt of helping underprivileged children. I am fascinated to help young children like me to discover their capabilities and to build their future. I also hope to contribute my time more towards environmental projects. Being close to nature merges the happiness, peace and positivity emerged within ourselves. I believe that a small change can make a big difference. Bringing change in others’ lives makes me happy and satisfied. I will keep doing what I love and giving the best I can.
Sandya Kumari
Sandaya Kumari

F.O.O.D. Programme Coordinator

Sandaya Kumari is the F.O.O.D. Programme Coordinator at The T.E.A. Project. She is educated up to Ordinary Level and is good at sewing clothes as well as cooking delicious food. She has a wonderful experience of making healthy and nutritious food as she used to work abroad as a maid for more than than ten years. She sing songs with her son as a hobby.

My dream is to help my son and all children in this world be safe and have a better education to become great citizens in the society.
Nicola Hall
Nicola Hall

Corporate Fundraising Officer

Nicola has held a number of different marketing and communication positions including Head of Internal Communications and Creative for ICAP

Passion, energy, originality and skill goes into everything I deliver. I believe in partnership and collaboration and teaming up with the right people and sector partners to deliver the best results. I am deeply touched by the work of the T.E.A. project. It was humbling to meet the children of Sri Lanka living in impoverished conditions associated with the families working on the tea plantations. The children have an innocence and vulnerability, but also a brightness and great spirit with so much potential in life. With training, education and encouragement it will enable a future full of possibility. It is an honour to be a part of the T.E.A. project, to help them to achieve their goals and make a profound difference.

I enjoy experimenting with cooking different cuisines, sport, music, travel and culture and art.

I dream for more equality and opportunity in the world.
Shenali Harley
Shenali Harley

Marketing Innovator

I'm an experienced marketer with a passion towards brand optimization and brand building. I have also planned and coordinated many charitable projects as the vice president of SLIM student council in Kandy which encouraged me further to get involved in programs to serve the society in need. I love to allocate my time in helping people and animals as I'm passionate to enlighten the lives of the needy. Whenever I get free time I love to explore places to admire the creations of nature. My dream is to actively engage and implement a program to create a sustainable tomorrow by spreading love, kindness & positivity across the whole world and to create an impactful change for our future generations.

Carolina Longhini
Carolina Longhini

Web Developer & I.T Co-Ordinator

Carolina is The T.E.A. Project’s Web Developer and IT Co-Ordinator, responsible for developing, maintaining and monitoring our website. She loves all things tech, travelling and learning new things. When not coding, she can be found outside with her dogs or enjoying a good cup of coffee or both.

We all have something to give and contribute for a better world. When in doubt, start with a positive attitude and good intentions.
Naleen Jayaratne
Naleen Jayaratne

Finance Office

Naleen is a professionally qualified Chartered Accountant in CA Sri Lanka and Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) in Australia. With over 20 years experience in the accounting, banking and finance, real estate, audit/assurance and pharmaceutical industries in both Sri Lanka and Australia.

My hope is to contribute my experience towards The T.E.A. Project in order to further enhance the quality of service, running systems and professionalism. I am motivated to work with children and support the development of their skills and career.