Make a Donation

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Direct Giving:

Donate with CAF

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.

Download the form

Donate Educational Resources:

School supplies
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

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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
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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
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Dheeshana Ameresekere


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.

The well-being of our community should always be a personal priority. I firmly believe that our
life's purpose is to spread love and kindness and to always be of service.
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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.
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Fredrik Hedström


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.

For me it's amazing if my 'corporate skillset' can add value in TEA's mission to create a better life for underprivileged children. Our last day at The Cloud, being invited to some students family's houses, will stay with us forever.
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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.

My aspiration is for a world where every individual is treated with equality and experiences a life filled with happiness.
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Tharindu Kasunpriya

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.

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.
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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.

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

Finance Officer

Rahul Nagalingam, a youthful and accomplished finance professional, brings a wealth of industry experience, showcasing outstanding skills and unwavering dedication throughout his career.

The World is a small place, and my goal is to positively influence society. 
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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.
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Erandi Wickramasinghe

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.

My dream is to help students pursue their dreams regardless of race, class or sexual orientation and to shape the character and behaviour of every student to build a progressed society.
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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.

Children feel loved, respected i need to encouraged to develop to their fullest potential. My dream is to see children access good education and all childcare systems in a safe, respectful and inclusive environment that builds a foundation for life long learning.
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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.

My aspiration is for a world where every individual is treated with equality and experiences a life filled with happiness.
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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.

My dream is that the children who are coming to The Cloud have a healthy life in the future.
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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.
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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.

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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.