News from APPL Foundation

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.

Menstrual hygiene awareness at Sirish 2019

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.

Usaid at Naharkatia Tea Garden Hospital

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.