Dr. Sulochana Segera
One of Sri Lanka’s leading social entrepreneurs, trainers and motivational speakers; Dr. Segera is Chairperson of Women In Management (WIM).
She is a trainer for the IFC, an affiliate of the World Bank Group, on Sustainable Private Sector Investment and in the private sector an official trainer for the brand ‘5 by 20’ and Coca Cola; creating an initiative to empower and generate economic development among 5 million women.
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 Sulochana has been recognised globally winning “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” award in 2019 at the Asia Pacific Awards. Additional recognitions include 'Global CSR Excellence Award 2018', 'Women Super Achievement Award 2017', 'Leadership Excellence Award 2016' and the 'Most Outstanding Professional' award.
Managing Director of Deep International and Institute of Women in Management, Sulochana is a proud mother and doctoral graduate from Global University, California, USA. Her research paper was on Women Entrepreneurship and Women Empowerment. Dr. Segera is the Editor of the Women ‘Top50’ and HR Today magazines.
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.
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.
Director for Sri Lankan Operations
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.
Director of Centre Management & Programmes
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.
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.
Based in the UK, she is a Consultant Social Worker and is passionate about the welfare of children and young people. Dee is The T.E.A. Project’s Child Protection expert. Social work is something she was drawn to. Dee enjoys travelling and meeting new people. She has a passion for good music, good food, enjoys learning, history, culture and experiencing new things in life.
Hannah is a TrusTEA and has been a supporter of The T.E.A. Project from day one. She is a Doctor and a committed runner. Hannah is our source for all things healthy. She extends her healing powers to the TEAm when the going gets tough and we need our spirits lifted. The project would not be in such a healthy position without Hannah’s care. Her travels have given Hannah a passion for social justice and culture. Hannah’s dream is to maintain a positive and anonymous support within society
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.
TrusTEA and VolunTEAr Co-ordinator
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.
Corporate Fundraising Officer
Nicola has held a number of different marketing and communication positions including Head of Internal Communications and Creative for ICAP
I enjoy experimenting with cooking different cuisines, sport, music, travel and culture and art.
I dream for more equality and opportunity in the world.
The most satisfying finance experience is practiced in contributing our knowledge to a charitable society. I am privilege to be a part of T.E.A. Project to support on decision making, enhance our charitable projects and give light to the world.
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.