Along with the changing of the seasons, we are proud to announce some exciting changes happening right here at The Learning Tea! For the first time in our history, we invited our first cohort of interns into our stateside project. Interns Kanan Mehta, George Partin, Amber Stewart, and Marquita Elder have worked diligently for the past 2 months of their 3-month internship on nearly every component of our current roster of projects, from compiling data for our annual report to serving at our monthly authentic Indian dinners. They are a diverse group who bring a rich assortment of experiences and education to The Learning Tea table including marketing, anthropology, and public health. They’ve already worked extensively on projects that will increase our visibility within the Atlanta community including The Learning Tea’s website, annual report, social media sites, informational video presentation, and other various marketing and fundraising strategies. One of our interns has even been exposed to the underrepresented art of baking rice crispies treats! You can learn more about them and the rest of our volunteers here.
As mentioned above, The Learning Tea has been hard at work on our 2011-2012 Annual Report. This report is the first of its kind at The Learning Tea. It will feature both a stunning pictorial narrative of The Learning’s work to provide life scholarships for our scholars, but also each of the requisite financial activities typical to a traditional annual report. We hope that this report will be as aesthetically pleasant as it is professionally useful. The report will be available in print and online. It, along with our new informational video presentation, will be used in our grant packages to solicit funds for our girls in Darjeeling. You can check out some of the clips from our video
While it’s not uncommon for people to find a new perspective while traveling, Candler Park resident and Dr. Bombay’s Underwater Tea Party shop owner Katrell Christie found herself in India during Summer 2009 with a growing new purpose and a strong determination to help better the lives of the children she’d met while …
- One quarter of all Indian girls do not live past the age of 15 and one third of these deaths occur before a girl reaches her first birthday
- Nearly 2 in every 3 women in India are illiterate
- Only 82 girls for every 100 boys are enrolled in school. 35 million girls do not attend school in India
- Girls aged between 1 and 5 years old are 50% more likely to die than boys