USPG 2021 Christmas Appeal

USPG 2021 Christmas Appeal

Our partner, The Church of Ceylon, through their Plantation Community Development programme is improving wellbeing of the tea plantation community in Sri Lanka.

One of Sri Lanka’s main products is tea and there are numerous tea plantations around the country. Many of the people who live and work in Sri Lanka’s plantations have endured years of marginalisation, isolation and exclusion from the rest of Sri Lankan society which have led to their poor living conditions.

The Plantation Community Development programme provides education to children of tea plantation communities. This involves preschools, non-formal education classes, seminars for those taking the Grade 5 and scholarships for GSCE, A Level and University students. The programme also offers support to pregnant mothers and advocates for human rights of the Tea Plantation community. 

Throughout Advent and Christmas 2021 we will be standing in solidarity with our partner, The Church of Ceylon. Their vital work with women and children from the tea plantation communities is transforming lives and lifting people out of poverty.

USPG 2021 Christmas Appeal resources will be available from November 2021. If you would like a reminder of when these are available just let us know at

At 10am on Friday 10th December we will be hosting a webinar with our partners in Sri Lanka, to enable supporters to learn more about the inspiriting work which we are supporting through our Christmas appeal. Bookings will open in mid November.