Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation currently supports seven social projects in Asia. Five of them are in located in Sri Lanka. The other two projects are based in India.

Women in agriculture

In 2018, Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation established another partnership in India. In Darjeeling, a group of women are given the opportunity to improve their agricultural production and to market their products online. This approach enables them to diversify their work, and strengthen their income in order to secure their livelihood. The organisation SOCEO, and the other [...]

The Rural and Urban Development Forum

Since November this year the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation funds a third project in India. In the North of the country in the state Bihar, the organisation GENVP is active since the 1980s. GENVP stands for Gramin Evam Nagar Vikas Parishad. From Hindi, it translates to Rural and Urban Development Forum.   Mahatma Gandhi and Loknayak [...]

Capacity building for communities in Sri Lanka

In July 2017 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation started supporting the development program of the NGO ‘Equality-based Community Support and Training’ (ECSAT). The NGO has tasked itself with the establishment of trainings and capacity building programs for people with disabilities and their families around Galle in southern Sri Lanka. Main aim is to contribute to a [...]

Women empowerment – Jyothi Seva Kendra Trust

Since June 2017 we work together with the non-profit organization “Jyothi Seva Kendra Trust” and their program to empower women in southern India. The project aims at contributing to a more gender equal society. To that end, the organization assists women on their path towards a self-determined life through the implementation of a holistic support program [...]

Indigo blue and turmeric yellow

We are grateful to announce that the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation is supporting ‘Avani Earthcraft’. Avani is a cooperative located in the Kumaon region of the Himalaya, working to empower the population and regenerate biodiversity through the revival of traditional craft:   The new project partner Avani Earthcraft is based in Kumaon, a remote region in [...]

One-time donation to the orphanage Mahadeva Suwamigal

In 2017 the Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation is supporting the orphanage Mahadeva Suwamigal in Sri Lanka with an one-time donation.    The beginning of the orphanage goes back to the establishment of a monastery in the year 1950. The Hindu order "Mhadeva Ashram" established a monastery in the inland of the north of Sri Lanka, in [...]

PEaCE celebrates 25 years of service

PEaCE 25th Anniversary & Universal Children’s Day Celebrations under the theme ‘THE WORLD WE WANT, Through the Eyes of the Child’ On 20th November 2016, ‘Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere’ (PEaCE) celebrated its 25th anniversary. On a day which also coincided with Universal Children’s Day, the event was hosted in Colombo, Sri Lanka, seeking to celebrate not only [...]

PEaCE, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is in many ways a paradise. Social inequality and poverty have left their mark even here. One of the worst consequences is the sexual exploitation of children. Lemonaid & ChariTea e.V. therefore supports Project PEaCE.   In the last few years, there has been an increase in cases where children are lured into the [...]

Diyanilla Technical Institute, Sri Lanka

The mountains of Sri Lanka are home of some of the finest teas in the world. However, job options besides the tea industry are very rare in that region. Our charitable organisation supports the Diyanilla Technical Institute in creating them.   The highland youth can take courses in tailoring, woodwork, electronics and data processing. In 2012, [...]

Projektbesuch in Sri Lanka bei dem DTI

Mit diesem himmelblauen VW-Bus und einer Autopanne begann die Geschichte des Diyanilla Technical Institute – gegründet von Walter Keller, der auf seinem Road Trip in den Bergen Sri Lankas liegen blieb, und Rangit Gunasekera, dem Pannenhelfer. Inmitten der Teeplantagen auf über 2000 Höhenmeter besuchten wir das von Nebelschwaden umhüllte Bildungsinstitut DTI.   Bei einem gemeinsamen Frühstück [...]

A day with PEaCE ¬ Sri Lanka 2016

Sri Lanka, a lush green environment, full of exotic flora and fauna, kind people, a welcome from strangers – that’s a way of life here. But behind the beautiful appearance lies a troubled history; a civil war whose weapons blighted the population from 1983 until 2009; and a devastating tsunami which hit the east coast of [...]

Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere

ECPAT International gründete sich in Jahr 1990 in Bangkok, Thailand. Das Netzwerk fördert vor allem die globale Vernetzung und Zusammenarbeit gegen die sexuelle Ausbeutung von Kindern, veröffentlicht Studien zu Kinderprostitution, Kinderpornografie und Kindeshandel. Die registrierte NGO Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere (PEaCE), oder ECPAT Sri Lanka, war Mitgründer des Internationalen Netzwerkes, welches inzwischen mit mehr als 80 Organisationen [...]

Singithi Pola

Das Diyanilla Technical Institute ist kein gewöhnliches Bildungsinstitut im Hochland von Sri Lanka. Nicht nur der Unterricht wird gemeinsam für Singhalesen und Tamilen gemacht – auch alle Events und Aktivitäten werden gemeinsam organisiert.   Am 5. August feierten die Vorschulkinder den letzten Tag vor ihren Augustferien. Mithilfe ihrer Eltern bringen die Kinder alles Mögliche was ihr [...]

Die Nähwerkstatt zieht Kreise

Auf direktem Weg erreichten uns aktuelle Fotos mit dem Handy gemacht aus dem Diyanilla Technical Institute in Sri Lanka: Sie sind vielleicht qualitativ nicht hochwertig diese Bilder – dennoch freut es uns zu sehen, wie attraktiv der Nähkurs an dem Institut ist. Die Bilder zeigen rund 20 junge Frauen, die aus 20 Kilometer Entfernung gemeinsam an [...]

Küken für die Unabhängigkeit

Seit dem Jahr 2011 unterstützt der Verein Lemonaid & ChariTea das Diyanilla Technical Institute in den Bergen Sri Lankas. Eine weitere Institution, die sich für die Bildungseinrichtung in Sri Lanka engagiert, ist das Friedrichsdorfer Institut zur Nachhaltigkeit (IzN). Das Institut ist ein Zusammenschluss aus Personen, die sich für eine nachhaltige Entwicklung einsetzen und spezielles Know-how in [...]

Project report 2013: Diyanilla Technical Institute (DTI)

With the new year nearly upon us, these days are occupied with applications for the new school year, which traditionally begins on the 1st January at DTI.   Over the past few weeks, flyers and posters have informed families in the area about the new school year, and invited them to register for courses at the [...]

Visiting the Warehouse Project, Sri Lanka

The third leg of our Sri Lanka project trip in 2013 took us to the Warehouse Project in Colombo, which is in an industrial area near a slum. We had arranged to see Mel, the leader and founder of this great project. As we wandered in that afternoon, a little earlier than scheduled, school was in [...]

Projektreise zum DTI/ Sri Lanka

Vier Mitarbeiter von Lemonaid Beverages haben im Februar auf eigene private Kosten eine Projektreise nach Sri Lanka zum Diyanilla Technical Institute unternommen. Hier der Reisebericht von Sophia, sonst Limonadenbotschafterin im Raum Frankfurt:   “Nach einer weiteren langen Zugfahrt erreichen wir unser nächstes Ziel am späten Abend, wo wir uns nach einem guten Tee erst einmal schlafen legen. [...]

Projektreise nach Idulgashinna/ Sri Lanka

Ein weiterer Reisebericht aus Sri Lanka. Dieses Mal von Julian. Viel Freude beim Lesen!   "In der ersten Morgensonne geben die Wolken langsam den Blick auf die grünen Berghänge frei. Wir stehen inmitten unserer Teeplantage im fruchtbaren Inland Sri Lankas, in Idulgashinna. Auf 1600m Höhe erstrecken sich Teefelder soweit das Auge reicht. Während für uns der Tag [...]