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Good News: The London tea company training refugees for employment

BY Alice Gawthrop

5th Jan 2023 Good News

Good News: The London tea company training refugees for employment

With funding from Royal London's Changemakers Programme, NEMI Teas is a social enterprise helping to train refugees for future employment

A London tea company is helping refugees to get training and develop skills that could support future employment

Who are NEMI Teas?

NEMI Teas are a specialist company offering fair trade, organic tea blends as loose tea and plastic-free, compostable pyramid teabags. They also provide employment, local work experience and job skills to refugees.

They are based in London but a recent grant of £20,000 from Royal London’s Changemakers Programme means that they are looking to expand the programme nationally.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Pranav Chopra, founder of NEMI Teas, says, "A huge driving force that drove me to set up NEMI Teas to tackle inequality amongst refugee communities in the UK is really well captured in this quote by Pierre Omidyar: ‘Everyone is born equally capable but lacks equal opportunity’. I’m excited to join the Changemakers Programme as it will provide us with much-needed support and guidance as we look to replicate our Changing Journeys programme to empower refugees living across the UK.”

Who are Royal London Changemakers?

Royal London’s Changemakers Programme supports social enterprises that focus on promoting financial resilience and helping people move fairly to a sustainable world. Now in its second year, the programme has announced ten new social enterprises, including NEMI Teas. 

"These inspiring social enterprises can provide real solutions to these issues, with innovation at their heart"

Sarah Pennells, Consumer Finance Specialist at Royal London, said about this year's Changemakers, “We believe that these inspiring social enterprises can provide real solutions to these issues, with innovation at their heart, which is why they've been chosen as our Changemakers this year. We are delighted to support people who are looking at new ways to ensure that a just transition—moving fairly to a sustainable world—is a possibility for everyone.” 

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