WINNER: R. Twining & Co. & UNICEF
PROJECT: Creating a protective environment for girls on tea estates
Many young girls living on tea estates with their families in Assam suffer from anaemia and other health problems due to poor diet. In addition they are vulnerable to abuse, exploitation and trafficking. Twinings programme, in partnership with UNICEF and the Assam Branch of the Indian Tea Association aims to tackle both of these issues in a pioneering holistic way; enabling girls to live healthy, happy lives and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals about gender equality and empowerment, health and education. The programme covers 63 tea gardens and plans to reach 34,000 girls by the end of 2017.