The Tea Leaf Trust is a UK registered charity (charity number 1123427) committed to:
Providing education and vocational training to the poorest communities in the mainly tea growing region of Sri Lanka (known as the hill country)
Promoting ethnic cohesion after 26 years of civil war, through shared educational programmes and resources
A lack of quality education strongly impacts on overall poverty experienced by families working in the tea sector and rural farming communities, enforcing and sustaining the generational cycle of poverty. This ensures a generational dependency on plucking tea and manual cultivation, disempowerment and deprivation of aspiration, all resulting in no opportunity to choose, and the lack of desire to escape
The opportunity to learn will initially target children aged 7-12 and young adults aged 18-24. All will be taught in an environment that is safe and promotes equality and mutual respect.