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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.

Gift Aid Declaration Forms

Any charity has to be able to provide, when requested, a valid declaration through which Gift Aid has been claimed, so it’s incredibly important that any forms sent back to us are accurate and complete. All Gift Aid Declaration Forms should include the following (which our standard form does):

  • The name of our charity (ie The T.E.A Project)
  • The full name and home address of the person making the declaration, including their postcode. Declarations cannot be made jointly.
  • A clear indication that the person wants to make a declaration (normally a tick box is used), and a statement as to which donations are to be covered by the declaration.
  • A statement that the person making the declaration must have paid an amount of income tax (or capital gains tax) at least equal to the amount of tax reclaimed by all charities and Community Amateur Sports Clubs on all their donations in the tax year (6th April one year to 5th April the next). Currently 25p for every £1 donated. Other taxes such as VAT and Council Tax do not qualify.
  • A reminder that supporters should inform us of any changes in their tax circumstances or name/home address.

Higher Rate Tax Payers and Gift Aid

If you pay higher rate tax, you can claim the difference between the higher rate of tax 40 and/or 50 per cent and the basic rate of tax 20 per cent on the total 'gross' value of your donation. If you want to receive the additional tax relief you must include all your Gift Aid donations on your Self Assessment tax return or ask HM Revenue and Customs to adjust your tax code. The SA Donate Scheme ceased from April 2012. This means that donors can no longer send a tax refund to a charity straight from their tax return. Donors can still donate their tax refund to any charity themselves and claim Gift Aid if the qualifying conditions have been met.

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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: +94 722 012 515

Mail: info@theteaproject.org

Internships

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:

What is 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

What does The T.E.A. Project do?

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

Who does The T.E.A. Project work with?

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.

Where does The T.E.A. Project work from?

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.

What work do Interns do?

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

J.Arun JP

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.

Chamini, 2019

J.Arun JP

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.

Himali, 2019

 

 

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 racheal.ireton@theteaproject.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.