The T.E.A. Project is always looking for enthusiastic University Interns from abroad and Sri Lanka.
Below is some information regarding Internships with The T.E.A. Project:
We are a registered UK INGO working with underprivileged children and communities in Sri Lanka. T.E.A. means Training, Empowerment and Awareness
T.E.A. runs empowerment programmes, training and community development activities to help children develop skills for learning and employment, we aim to develop ambition and unlock the potential in each child, all our work helps to keep children safe, happy and healthy. We run teacher training programmes, we develop the capacity of parents and the local community to raise living standards and improve wellbeing
We work with diverse communities situated in the tea estates of Hanthana, Central province. We work with children aged 2 – 24 years who live in line house communities with parents who work typically as tea pickers and labourers. We provide an outreach empowerment programme to our network of 10-rural schools in Hanthana. We support orphanages and with other non-profit organisations who share our values.
We have school and orphanage partners who are based island-wide, however 90% of our work is conducted from our ‘Children’s Empowerment and Teacher Training Centre’ in Hanthana, Kandy.
We run after school/holiday programmes, a free English medium pre-school, vocational training, employment guidance, counselling, youth advocacy and children right’s projects, youth work experience programmes and many more activities for children and communities situated around our Centre in Hanthana.
Interns provide a great support to The T.E.A. Project whilst developing a range of skills and competencies and gaining valuable work experience. Interns mainly work on the projects Empowerment Centre and school outreach programmes and events. Activities include; planning events, coordinating and facilitating workshops, evaluating programmes, report writing, administration and much more.
Do you have the skills we need?
- Do you the skills and personality to help unlock potential in children?
- You are organised and good at planning?
- Do you have excellent listening and communication skills?
- Are you enthusiastic, hard-working and a committed individual?
- Are you are flexible and adaptable?
- Are you honest, professional and a positive role model to others?
- Can you provide a Police Report
As an Intern what can you expect from The T.E.A. Project?
- All your travel costs will be reimbursed
- You will work alongside local and international professionals from different fields (social care, education, health etc)
- You will be well supported and receive regular supervision (1-1 meetings with a manager)
- You will gain valuable experience working with and supporting vulnerable children/families
- To participate in our ‘training the trainers’ programmes and staff development training and events
My Internship Experience with The T.E.A. Project
As a university student I had a chance to join with The T.E.A., Project and complete my internship period. During that period I chanced to work with the school children, conducted consultation programmes for school children, worked with the community, planned programmes and prepared reports. As a result of working with The T.E.A. Project I could improve myself and handle different tasks successfully. During my internship period I improved my leadership skills, presentation skills, communication skills, adaptability and creativity. I got a lot of experience and knowledge working with The T.E.A. Project. It was a great opportunity for me and I am so happy and proud of myself working in there.
Thank you all for giving me to chance to work with you.
When I was university student I felt that I wanted to help people but I didn’t have any idea how I could do that. During this time I found The T.E.A. Project and I was really excited to work with the project. The first two days with the project I realized that I had found a big sister in Racheal. Since December 2016 I have been volunteering with The T.E.A. Project.
I learned to be a positive and good leader, be a kind person to others as an Intern student and later as a volunteer with T.E.A. When I look back at my past I feel that The T.E.A. Project was a ladder to help me build up my future.
Now I am a Counsellor, Social Worker and Lecturer working with the Women and Child Affairs Ministry. Now I am doing great things with the community. I found my inner person after joining with T.E.A.
Thank You T.E.A.
We can accommodate a range of students placements, work experience and community development opportunities. We have residential accommodation for groups of up to 20 people.
If you are interested in our Internship programme please send your C.V and a covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are an organisation or University that would like to partner with The T.E.A. Project, please contact Racheal on the above e-mail address.