Medadumbara – a scholarship scheme for children in Sri Lanka

We source cinnamon and cloves for our tea blends from organic farms in Sri Lanka. In Medadumbara, a region in the Central Province of Sri Lanka, we have joined forces with the Medadumbara Organic farmers’ association and EOAS ORGANICS to provide an educational programme for children and young people from families farming on smallholdings in the area.

The scholarship scheme supports children in need throughout their school education and on to university. The schoolchildren are provided with everything they need for school, including school uniforms, books and shoes. The families also receive a sum of money deposited into a savings account to pay for higher education. The project has been running for many years, with places for 15 new children each year to give them a helping hand towards a brighter future.