A few weeks before my trip to Sri Lanka an article in the “vormagazin”, an Austrian railway magazin, caught my attention: It was about all I need, a beverage based on green tea, produced with fair trade ingredients amongst others with Sri Lankan ginger! Back home I started doing some internet research and found out that besides a clear commitment to organic cultivation and fairtrade, the company also supports education of children and adolescents in Sri Lanka, Tibet and Nepal! Great thing! I decided to offer my services and receved an immediate answer: the company commissioned me to photograph a homestory in Sri Lanka! A few days before departure I also met Michaela and Claudia, the founders of the organisation Ahnagathaya who build a school offering additional mentoring which accomodates more than 100 students.
In Sri Lanka I visited the school, had talks with the teachers and the sweet students and I got to know Sampath, one of the most dedicated Sri Lankans I have ever met before! Such a great experience! Have a look at Chammys story, one of the english teachers in the school, and a girl who I was really impressed by!