News from APPL Foundation
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.
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.
Indian Tea Association (ITA) has sponsored the setup of two sanitary napkin machines at Namroop and Borjan Tea Estates. Two groups of women have been trained to produce sanitary napkins. Quality sanitary napkins at affordable costs have been distributed among the women of the gardens along with menstrual hygiene awareness campaigns.
With the prospect of collaborating in the domain of women empowerment APPL Foundation and APPL is collaborating with Barefoot College International. Representatives from Barefoot visited Hathikuli Tea Estate. They interacted with the workers, mothers and adolescent group members and the community in general to identify areas of intervention.