The Tata Volunteering Week initiative sought to train 20 women farmers from the Goalpara district of Assam in the cultivation of pepper as an alternative high-yield crop on 9th March, 2016. The volunteers sensitized the women in Spice Technology and in using Commercial Production techniques for the enhancement of income. Due to the potential of pepper as a low volume-high yield crop, the participating women showed a lot of interest, making the Tata Volunteering Week initiative a huge success.
The Resilient Community Project is an initiative launched by Amalgamated Plantations Pvt. Ltd. Foundation in collaboration with Baptist Church Hospital, at Hattigor and Majuli Tea Estates in Darrang district of Assam. It was set up with the intent to create a healthy, safe and protective society through community awareness campaigns on healthcare and sanitation…
To uplift the social status of the workers, the estate runs three Adult Education Centres. There are also vocational training centres to help prepare several members from the workers’ family for the job market.
APPITI was formed in1997. APPITI is a state-of-the-art livelihood training facility which trains youth from the region in various employable trades. The primary focus of the institute is to create efficient technical manpower which is in high demand in the region. It is affiliated to the National Council for Vocational Training (NCVT), Government of India, New Delhi. The centre runs two year residential programmes for different trades namely motor vehicle mechanic, computer operator & programming assistant, electrician, and fitter.
‘Sustainability Competition’ organized by Tata Sustainability Group (TSG) during the Sustainability Month 2014, has awarded Amalgamated Plantations Private Industrial Training Institute (APPITI), Rowta, a ‘Special Mention’ in the Community Impact category for its “ Education for Employment” initiative.
The facility has been declared as a “World Class Centre of Excellence”. It has tied up with Tata Motors for equipment and technical Inputs. The facility is imparting Driving Simulator and E-learning in 3 languages. APPITI is aiming at capacity enhancement through its short and medium term courses.
The Vocational Training Centre at Chubwa was started in 1986, with the objective of training the tea garden youth in various skills and income generating activities. Three courses (a) Basic beauty and hair dressing (b) Lab technician and, (c) Plumbing, are taught here. For imparting the courses, VTC – Chubwa has entered into a bi-partite agreement with NGO Mercy Corp. It has applied for the State Vocational Certification for its courses. Assam State Government’s“Employee Generation Mission” expected to fund the operation costs of the programmes.
VTC-DamDim Vocational training is also done at the tea garden of DamDim. Here, young men and women are taught how to use recycled paper to make useful things like stationery.