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December 12 2013.

The Tea Leaf Trust was formed in 2008 by Tim Pare and Yasmene Shah following their honeymoon in Sri Lanka. They observed the hidden story of poverty, hardship and hopelessness, personal, civil and humanitarian rights abuse, health issues and a lack of quality education which, by itself, trapped the present and future generations in the current situation with no means of escape.

Tim and Yasmene left the UK to live in Sri Lanka with the aim of changing the prospects of those communities they had visited. Four months later they were approached by World Vision Lanka which had established the need for educational projects in the impoverished areas, in particular in the Maskeliya region. Working together they formed the Tea Leaf Centre for Professional Development in 2010. This has resulted in the establishment of a number of educational programmes to benefit all sections of the community.

The Rotary Club of Seaford is giving a grant of £500 to the Tea Leaf Trust which has been doubled to £1000 by a matching grant from the local Rotary District 1250 organisation.

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