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.
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.
Dheeshana is a multifaceted individual who wears many hats in her life. As the Managing Director of the renowned Theva Residency Boutique Hotel in Kandy, Sri Lanka, she has garnered numerous awards for her exceptional leadership and dedication to hospitality excellence.
Notably, she was recognized as one of the "Leading Lights – Asia Pacific 2021" by Kindness Leadership UK, a testament to her outstanding contributions to the industry.
Beyond her impressive accomplishments in the hospitality sector, Dheeshana is a certified Hatha Yoga teacher (RYT 200) and a Yogic Lifestyle Counsellor. She honed her skills under the guidance of Swami Divyanada Ma of Integral Yoga, USA. Her deep passion for holistic healing led her to specialize in Sound Bowl Healing and Therapy, combining her expertise in yoga and holistic wellness to promote physical and mental well-being.
In addition to her professional pursuits, Dheeshana is a compassionate community leader. She co-founded the Ganu-Denu Community Feeding Initiative, demonstrating her commitment to making a positive impact on the lives of others. Dheeshana's diverse talents and dedication to holistic wellness and community engagement make her a remarkable and inspiring individual.
life's purpose is to spread love and kindness and to always be of service.
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.
When volunteering at TEA with his family, Fredrik loved the organization's work with the fantastic children of the highlands. With extensive experience as management consultant and strategy director, Fredrik contributes within the areas of strategic direction, planning and prioritizing the things that make the most difference.
Whenever possible, Fredrik travels with his wife and two small children to experience different cultures and meet wonderful people across the world.
After dedicating several years to supporting the Sri Lankan community, beginning in 2017, Raveendran consciously focused on empowering the tea plantation community through education.
He firmly believes that a series of small, positive changes, consistently upheld, can pave the way for substantial transformations in the future.
The cornerstone of this endeavour revolves around early education, closely mirroring one of the core missions of The T.E.A. Project. Consequently, He has committed to utilizing his expertise and network connections to advance the charitable vision of The T.E.A. Project.
Manager of Centre Operations
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.
Senior 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.
Rahul Nagalingam, a youthful and accomplished finance professional, brings a wealth of industry experience, showcasing outstanding skills and unwavering dedication throughout his career.
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.
Preschool Lead TEAcher
Erandi is a professional elocution instructor and a dedicated teacher. She is multi-talented for manipulative, technology and group projects to facilitate multiple workshops and trainings. She is enthusiastic and energetic to keep students interested and focused.
Assistant Preschool TEAcher
Chandralatha has passed her G.C.E. (Advanced Level) Examination in 2009 and she has followed a Diploma Course in English Language Development. Also she has successfully completed a Job Skills Development Training Programme offered by Bank of Ceylon, Galaha branch. Chandralatha has begun her career as a Customer Service Assistant at a Textile Company.
Assistant Preschool TEAcher
Abilasha, a remarkable individual hailing from the picturesque tea plantation community near The Cloud, stands as a shining example of dedication and inspiration within our charity.
As a devoted volunteer, she consistently delivers outstanding performances, making a significant contribution to our mission of positively impacting the lives of those in need. Abilasha's commitment and passion have earned her a well-deserved position as an Assistant Preschool Teacher in our organization.
F.O.O.D Programme Coordinator
Kavitha 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 and designing clothes as well as cooking delicious food. She has a lot of experience in making healthy and nutritious food for her family and friends. Also she sees this as her passion. Her wish is to prepare and serve different kind of dishes to make everyone happy. Kavitha’s hobby is planting flowers with her kids in the garden and maintain those well.
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.
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.
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.