SUSTAINABILITY CELL

Indian Tea Association has launched its Sustainability Cell in December 2016. The cell would coordinate and Monitor and report on all activities of the ABITA-UNICEF project on Promotion of Child Protection, health, Nutrition and WASH amongst Children and adolescents from Tea communities across 116 Tea Estates in Upper Assam. in Dibrugarh, Tinsukia and Sivasagar Districts of Assam . Presently the following programs are in progress

1. Nutrition for Workers and their families .

2. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene program to enhance health standards in Tea Estates.

3. Child Protection and Child Rights Program amongst Tea communities .

Dibrugarh District : Dibrugarh District :
Nutrition Program :

39 tea estates

Tinsukia District : Tinsukia District :
Nutrition Program :

15 tea Estates

Sivasagar District : Sivasagar District :
Nutrition Program :

09 tea estates

MAJOR ACTIVITIES APRIL- DECEMBER 2016 IN TINSUKIA, DIBRUGARH AND SIVASAGAR DISTRICTS.

1. Community Awareness programs on Health , Nutrition, protection of environment through rallies and organising street plays and drama in 116 estates.

2. Fruit tree Plantations completed in 56 tea estates by providing 5600 fast growing saplings.

3. 47 Sports workshops held on Football, Karate , handball etc. For adolescent girls clubs.

4. 6 workshops were conducted for adolescent Girls clubs on Life Skills Development in Doom Dooma, Margherita, Naharkutia and Tingri Circles of ABITA

5. Peer leadership Training , Capacity building workshops for Child protection committees.

6. Weekly iron Folic supplementation program ( WIFS) with Aganwadi workers District Social welfare department

7. Development of kitchen Gardens in 39 Tea Estates completed. More in Progress.

8. 9 Nutrition shops are functional in Tea estates.

9. In collaboration with the Assam Medical College, Dibrugarh cooking demonstration programs in 39 Tea estates have been completed.

10. Review meetings with Managers held at frequent intervels

11. ODF ( open defecation free) status achieved in 7 ABITA estates. By October 2017 further 60 estates targeted

12. Work with Public health Engineering ( PHE) on improved sanitation and water supply in progress

ABITA – UNICEF PROGRAMS 2017

The programs on Health, Nutrition Sanitation and Child Rights and Child Protection is in progress . Report will be uploaded in June ‘17 for the first 6 months of the year

OTHER INITIATIVES OF THE SUSTAINABILITY CELL

  • The Sustainability cell is in discussion with ETP, Twinnings , GAIN and Solidaridad to promote new initiatives on Workers welfare, Climate Action , Clean Energy etc.
  • Discussions initiated with Govt. of Assam on leveraging Social Welfare schemes for Tea Gardens.
  • Discussions initiated with NABARD on sustainability issues and Govt. of West. Bengal on issues of Women and Child Welfare in Tea gardens .

ABITA – UNICEF Partnership

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