Tea Leaf Trust
Tea Leaf Trust was set up in response to the abject poverty, high suicide levels and domestic abuse amongst Indian-origin Tamil communities in tea plantations across Sri Lanka. The Trust operates two centres, which offer training in English language, employability and professional development to 18 to 24-year-olds living nearby tea leaf estates to build coping strategies and resilience and to reduce poverty. Since establishment, these centres have directly benefited over 13,000 young adults and children. Funding from The Fore will enable the Trust to set up a central office, hire three key members of staff and develop a new teacher training programme, increasing the Trust’s capacity to raise income and ultimately scale up from two to 10 centres across Sri Lanka.
Funding programme:Core Programme
Funding round:2017 Autumn
Location: Outside the UK
Sector: Health and wellbeing, Poverty and disadvantage, Economic development and employability