Migration Support Centres

Our Approach

We embarked on the journey of providing holistic support to migrants and their families in the year 2013 with launch of Agrasar Bachpan – wherein we teach their children who do not go to schools, facilitate their admissions in the formal schools and then work for enhancing the quality of education in these schools where most of the children belong to migrant communities. The program evolved further over last six years as diverse needs of migrant workers and their families started taking priority in our journey towards a caring and compassionate society for all. Today, through our Migration Support Centres, we focus on enabling Gainful and Progressive Employment, Basic Entitlements related to Identity, Education, Health and Financial Inclusion and humane and thriving working conditions.

Shashi Kumar

Program Lead

shashi@agrasar.org

Migrants from rural regions of the country are the ones who develop the cities we live in and enjoy the infrastructure and civic amenities. However, they are also the ones who are completely neglected by the same city they develop. I feel proud that we are able to support migrant workers and their families develop a sense of identity and belongingness and avail basic services like Education, Health and Financial & Legal inclusion.

Our Impact

How We Do It

Tidings from the field

Regular Health Camps are being organised at our Migration Support Centre in Bhiwadi, which is run in collaboration with Odisha Government (ORMAS) under DDU-GKY scheme of Ministry of Rural Development. The camps mainly focuses on preventive healthcare, identifying nutritional deficiency and advising people on practices they can follow in their context.

Monthly Meeting of community corps in Gurugram. "Community Corps" are central to our work on migration support. These are general or theme based solidarity groups of people belonging to migrant communities and are willing to support their fellows by regularly putting in time and efforts.

Last December, 55 students visited Pizza Hut at Ansal Plaza. The students got a glimpse of how the kitchen and store are managed. Through such exposure visits, the youngsters learn and get to explore job opportunity in various sector.

Our Participant

Tulsi

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Manish, Sunil and Rahul

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Savita

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Ravi Kumar

ravi@agrasar.org

One of the key components of our work with migrant communities is individual need assessment. Instead of one-size-fits-all approach, we conduct a baseline for each individual or family and then support them with the most important needs they have. We also try to understand their contexts and what do they already have so as to build upon that rather than considering only the gaps.