Sri Lanka, home of our green and black teas, 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 Foundation therefore supports Project PEaCE.
In the last few years, there has been an increase in cases where children are lured into the city by plantation workers. What awaits them there is not the chances they’re promised, but prostitution, pornography and trade in children. The project Protecting Environment and Children Everywhere - or PEaCE – takes a stand against this. The initiative, founded in 1991, fights for children’s rights and against their sexual exploitation. Its aims are the immediate protection of children, better overall conditions, and a more sensitive relationship between society and tourism.
Recently, PEaCE has been financed mainly by money intended for the rebuilding of Sri Lanka after the 2004 tsunami. At the beginning of 2015, the organisation was threatened with closure. The Lemonaid & ChariTea Foundation secured the future funding for an indefinite period and is helping to look for further funders.