Dooars Jagron for Survival Rights of Plantation Worker’s Children

Location: Jalpaiguri District, West Bengal
Nature of Initiative: Implementing
Project holder: Mr. Partha Pratim Basu (Victor)
CRY support since: 2005 – 2006

  • 8500 schools are prevented from closure by alert responses from all subregions
  • 77 child rights violations cases have been registered from 18 districts
  • 52 BAAG volunteers have been trained by the police department for helping police in tracking/preventing missing children

Dooars Jagron is a small grass root level organization working in 14 tea gardens at Banarhat I & II, Chamurchi, Satali, Binnaguri and Lookshan Panchayat areas of Dhupguri and Nagrakata Blocks in the Jalpaiguri District in West Bengal. The organization Dooars Jagron was set up in November 2003 as a direct, spontaneous response to the starvation deaths of the people working in the tea plantations. With CRY’s intervention from 2005, the organization is gradually working towards mobilizing youths, organizing the labourers especially women on issues of rights and entitlements with a greater focus on child rights. The programme focuses on developing and identifying women and youth leadership along with developing student’s groups for playing a pivotal role in identifing drop-outs from schools and children lagging behind. They are also working towards mobilization of the community for their rights and entitlements for working in the tea gardens.