“Caring for the Eye” – A desk dispensing spectacles by Vision spring had been installed at RHRC Chubwa which now is helping return sight to the needy. The desk is dispensing affordable and quality spectacles.
Aware of Facts mothers armed to take informed decision! Regular mother meetings are conducted at all the tea gardens to decimated information to the mothers who in turn educate their children of the same. It is one step towards making a change happen.
A cochlear implant screening camp was conducted at RHRC Chubwa to bring back hope in the life of people with hearing impairment. Children holding hands of their parents visited the camp and received the screening service.
The 3 days “Training for screening & early detection of cervical, breast & oral cancers in NER of India” to 7 Estate doctors was completed. This is a part of ICMR & RHRC Study on cancer detection (cervical, breast & oral) in our Estates. The training will reflect early detection of cancer in the tea garden community.
The Chairperson of APPL Foundation, Mr. Ranjit Barthakur visited APPITI at Rowta on 19th December 2017. His visit followed the approval of the centre under Assam Skill Development Mission (ASDM) and inauguration of DDU-GKY courses. The construction of new girls hostel at APPITI has also commenced. Through extreme grit across the years, APPITI has now come into its own.
Every year Children’s Day is celebrated in India on 14th November and 20th November is celebrated as International Child Rights Day. A weeklong celebration at the Tea Estates to promote child rights and awareness regarding the children at the gardens, their life and rights was the prime objective of the Campaign.
A formal foundation stone laying ceremony for new girls hostel at APPITI Rowta was conducted on 23rd November 2017. This would go a long way in scaling up the volume of trading, specifically for women candidates. Lack of safe and secure environment in Rowta had limited its reach. There has been a secular rise in demand and interest evinced by women candidates in the placement linked training facilities of APPITI.
Under Project Sambhuya of USAID; APPL, APPLF and SAATHI have partnered to ensure quality maternal and newborn care and family planning services in all 25 APPL Tea Gardens. To act as a driving force a Quality Assurance Committee (QAC) has been formed consisting of APPL, APPLF, SAATHI, FOGSI and District representatives. The very first meeting of QAC was held on 12th September 2017 at RHRC, Chubwa. The meeting was attended by 15 participants where way forward to the initiative was discussed.