The Fungal Free Frocks (3F) Project has kick-started in Borjan, Nahartoli and Chubwa. Our field coordinators are extensively surveying the women population to ensure timely medical treatment, and at the same time is conducting awareness drives to neutralize it from spreading.
The disability screening camps held at tea gardens of Dooars in collaboration with RCFC took a step forward when 9 children along with their guardians travelled to Kolkata for treatment at RCFC campus. These children belong from Damdim, Rungamutte, Leish River and Kumlai tea gardens. The children from 2 year of age till adolescents of 13 years were admitted and treated which provided them with a new lease of life. 4 children underwent corrective surgery and are now in the post-operative care unit of the centre. They will receive care and support for next two months.
Yes it’s not just one day that we need to think about women and their wellbeing. In order to usher in positive change in the lives of women APPL Foundation throughout the month of March campaigned on menstrual hygiene.
On ground campaigns were carried out to generate awareness and encourage hygienic practices. Close discussions with young girls and women were conducted at 4 tea gardens at Dooars in collaboration with VJS Foundation.
Two women from Hathikuli Tea Estate are on their way to Barefoot College at Tilonia in Rajasthan. The women will undergo rigorous training to emerge as solar installation experts, who will return back to their community and train women to make solar equipment’s. We wish them all the best in their endeavour!
The Tea Tribe forms an important proportion of population of Assam, and are scattered across the Brahmaputra Valley. These communities other than forming the economic backbone of the tea gardens also contributed in the field of Literature and Culture of Assam and West Bengal.
To generate awareness on menstrual hygiene among the women and girls attending Sirish Festival, APPL Foundation in collaboration with VJS Foundation had set up a kiosk. Health volunteers talked about menstrual hygiene and importance of using sanitary napkins with women and girls visiting the stall. Quality low cost sanitary napkins available for procurement at the stalls.
The stall was visited by dignitaries attending the festival encouraging the initiative in strengthening and empowering the women of the tea tribes.
SAATHI has successfully partnered with APPL Foundation in improving maternal and child care at the tea garden hospitals. To access the impact of the project Sambhuyan USAID team visited Naharkatia tea garden hospital in December’18. Members of USAID along with SAATHI team observed the labour room and skills practice of staff. They participated in the Hospital Management Committee meeting and community interventions.