OUR YOUNG SCHOLARS AT THE ESTATE
At Makaibari, we believe that the most important aspect of education is at the primary level— when the foundational stone of character building is laid. We have pioneered many incentive schemes to ensure that the children of the resident working community attend both primary
and secondary schools, even providing scholarships to the best students. All the primary school children are given uniforms, and their stationery and textbooks are borne by the management, as an incentive for attendance.
The Makaibari learning and community centre facilitates sharing of knowledge and dialogue for the people at makaibari
Grassroots Entrepreneur who runs the tourist cafeteria at the heart of Makaibari
MEENA MIRA LAMA
Sole member of the NAP-Council Fairtrade
The first ever ladysupervisor in a TeaEstate
The makaibari nursery at the Cheptey, Makaibari and Thupathally Chechen help the women workers peacefully knowing that their children are safely spending their time.
ALL MICROCREDIT ADVANCES TO FEMALES FOR THEIR PROJECTS HAVE SEEN A 100 PERCENT SUCCESS SINCE THEIR INCEPTION—AN INCREDIBLE RECORD SUSTAINED FOR OVER 22 YEARS.
The Makaibari Joint Body was the result of a world search by Transfair—an independent non-profit organisation based in Germany, to find a Fairtrade partner amongst tea producers globally for the purpose of collecting fairtrade premiums for micro credit and social projects.
This certified body is responsible for collection of all fairtrade premiums, donations from well-wishers, and visitors.
The MBJB is also responsible for all social development criteria, vis a vis the Makaibari villages as well as the neighbouring villages outside our boundaries. It is a beacon of light with their various successful initiatives.
The management - since its inception in 1859 - has always done its best to augment or resolve any crisis that threatened the harmonious functionality of the community. The Makaibari Joint Body is a result of the fallout of seven
village councils. They have handled for over a century the well-being of their respective villages. During a crisis, the estate management has been approached for assistance if an issue went beyond control.