Built on the belief that community support and integration is key, Australian tea brand, Tea Bird Tea, is collaborating with Deborah Henry entrepreneur, celebrity, and founder of Fugee School, to provide a healthy and 100% organic range of teas while contributing to the community in a meaningful way.
In this collaboration, RM1 from every pack of Tea Bird Tea sold in Malaysia will be channeled directly to Fugee School. This simple maneuver will make a big impact on the school, a non-profit organisation set up by Deborah Henry with the goal to provide education to marginalised children.
Since its foundation in 2009, Fugee School has educated over 300 refugee children and youth, providing holistic education to students from Somalia, Iraq, Yemen, Syria, Libya, Pakistan, and Palestine – many of whom have had disrupted and/or little access to education in the past. The school believes that every child, whether refugee or Malaysian citizen, has the right to learn in an inclusive and discrimination-free environment.
Being a non-profit, the Fugee School relies on donations and charitable givings from the public. So this collaboration with Tea Bird Tea is a major step in ensuring that there’s some amount of continued funding for the school. At the moment, Fugee School provides for nine main programme areas: kindergarten, primary, secondary, Cambridge o’levels, sports, empowerment and leadership, buddy programme, cert bridge, health clinics, and community outreach. Additionally, they are also working on global initiative to bring targeted quality education and passionate educators to refugee communities in need.
This collaboration between Tea Bird Tea and Fugee school represents a shared purpose between the two organisations to support local communities. So as part of the collaboration, Tea Bird Tea gathered children from Fugee School and The Alice Smith International School and gave them free reign to design new packages for the full range of Tea Bird Tea inspired by the flavours and specific purpose of each tea.
In the end, 13 designs were picked by Tea bird Tea for their new packaging and the children’s artwork are proudly displayed on shelf in 30 stores around KL, featuring colourful and joyful birds. Tea Bird Tea also got themselves an upgraded and creative new packaging while the children picked up skills such as following client briefs and interpreting concepts, transforming them into a solid piece of art.
It’s a heartwarming endeavour by Tea Bird Tea, which sees a brand committed to helping out the community in such a meaningful way, both financially and in terms of engaging directly with those they’re trying to help.
If you’d like to learn more about Tea Bird Tea and their range of organic teas, you can visit their website at www.teabirdtea.com. If you’d like to learn more about Fugee School and how you can help out as well (on top of purchasing Tea Bird Tea), check out their website: fugeeschool.com.
Kudos to Tea Bird Tea and Fugee School for all the good karma they’re putting into the world.