Health & Nutrition

Thursday 12 July 2018

Save the Children's Good Nutrition on Tea Estates project welcomes the Ministry of Health's Secretary for Nutrition Month

Sri Lanka celebrates National Nutrition Month every June. This year, the Ministry of Health, together with Save the Children’s Good Nutrition on Tea Estates (GNoTE) project, conducted programs in the estate sector to promote awareness and encourage the adoption of optimal nutrition practices. This was a part of an ongoing campaign to raise awareness and ultimately improve nutrition practices among pregnant women, new mothers, and children on the country’s tea estates. 

Thursday 26 January 2017

Save the Children promotes Mother and Child Friendly Tea Estates in Sri Lanka

A Health Center in St. Coombs Estate in Thalawakelle, Nuwara Eliya upgraded by Save the Children in partnership with Tea Research Institute (TRI) was declared opened by the Minister of Plantation, Mr. Naveen Dissanayake, Country Director of Save the Children in Sri Lanka, Mr. Chris McIvor and Deputy Country Director of Save the Children, Mr. Julian Chellappah on 21st of January. The opening ceremony was held during an Awards Ceremony of TRI which was held under auspices of His Excellency the President of Sri Lanka, Mr.

Tuesday 15 September 2015

Safe and Quality Child Development Centers for Children in Nuwara Eliya

Children in Nuwara Eliya now safely spend quality time in upgraded Child Development Centers while their mothers are engaged in tea plucking. Eight Centers on tea estates refurbished by Save the Children through Plantation Human Development Trust (PHDT) was recently handed over to the community. Hosting around 800 children, the centers represent the importance of having a communal and safe space for mothers and children and also as learning centers for the mothers.

Monday 3 August 2015

Race for Survival 2015 in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka marked Race for Survival on 30th of July in Nuwara Eliya with the participation of 900 students in eight schools where 75 students took part in the race representing those schools. Two children who addressed the event mentioned the importance of improvement nutrition status of children and also they made the other children aware about good food and health habits. The Zonal Education Director and other officials were present at the event. A line up of dramas and songs performed by children conveyed health and nutrition related messages.

Monday 23 March 2015

Save the Children Hong Kong Joins Sri Lanka’s Ethical Tea Program

Save the Children Hong Kong recently became the first Save the Children Member to provide financial support to the Mother and Child Friendly Estates Ethical Tea Certification in Sri Lanka. This program is designed to make good nutrition good business in the tea industry.