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COVID19 Lockdown: Migrant Construction Worker crisis

COVID19 Lockdown: Migrant Construction Worker crisis

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The Project Realization And Success…

With tireless dedication, The Pipal Tree Foundation team has successfully realized the project in 3 villages of Uttar Pradesh and 2 villages of Bihar in the two months of June and July 2020.

Phase - I: Immediate Relief – Distribution of Food and Personal Hygiene Essentials

A total of 3650 kgs of dry ration and household essentials like wheat, rice, dal, atta, sugar, salt, surf and hand soap were distributed to families of the migrant worker beneficiaries for a month to cushion the blow caused by the lockdown. A total of 135 rural families have benefited from this support so far.

Phase - II: Medium-Term Relief – Skill Development Program

120 hours of non-residential training per person has been provided to 300 migrant workers over a period of 2 months to provide them skills in masonry and electrician work. Migrant workers were provided complimentary meals during the training. A free construction kit was provided to each worker so that they could get productive with their skills immediately.


A Promising Future For The Migrants…

So far 135 workers have successfully completed their training, have been provided a NSDC certification (accredited by Govt Of India). The organisation hopes to provide these workers with employment opportunities in local construction projects within the state in order to earn a sustainable livelihood. The best part is that these workers would not have to travel back to the cities to find employment, but are going to be placed in close proximity to their villages. They can be near their families and also are equipped to feed them well.


Miles To Go Before We Sleep…

90% of India’s workforce is employed in the informal sector and 400 million such migrant workers stand at the brink of falling deeper into poverty due to the endless Covid-19 crisis. The Pipal Tree Foundation team will continue to work tirelessly to support these migrant workers by providing gainful employment and hope for a better and sustainable future for themselves and their families.

Covid or not, our spirit is unstoppable. Onwards and upwards!


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Pipal Tree Foundation is planning to initiate a project to provide relief and opportunity to the Migrant Daily wage labourers who are jobless and uprooted due to lock down caused by COVID 19 in India. We are looking for donors to fund this project so that we can address this issue on large scale over next 3 to 6 months. We plan to raise more INR 100 MM to provide support to 10K migrant workers from multiple states.


Challenge:

According to the International Labour Organisation, more than 90% of India's workforce is employed in the informal sector. Majority of these are daily wage earners working in construction and related field as labourers. With the country vide lockdown, the worst affected in this Corona virus crisis are these daily wagers and labourers. The curfew has robbed them of their daily income. Millions of workers have migrated back to their hometowns. The halt of economic activity has rendered them helpless. Even after the end of current crises it could take at least 9 to 12 months for economic activities to commence thereby keeping these labourers jobless and affecting their livelihood significantly.


Solution: 

Post lock down immediately we plan to provide one month dry ration to families of impacted labourers as an immediate relief. Then as next step we plan to provide short term skill upgradation training to these labourers at their villages. We would provide them 15 days of non-residential training for skills where immediate jobs could be provided. They would be first evaluated for their existing skills, skills gaps would be identified. Then skill up gradation and soft skill training would be provided. Free food would be provided during training and tool kits relevant to the skill set would be provided post training to help commence the work. Post Training we would connect them to available opportunities and would help them earn wages.


Long Term Impact:

Job loss and lockdown has created lot of distress and depression among daily wage workers. We plan to help them build confidence, improve skills and get skill certification for better job. Free ration for family and free food during training should help address some of family pressure and tool kit should help them commence the work. Also immediate linkages with available jobs would provide them opportunity to be gainfully employed and earn livelihood. In long run they can develop expertise in the skill sets and would start earning better wages due to better skill. We plan to train 10,000 labourers from multiple states in 3 to 6 months.


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#1 (05 Aug, 2020)




The Project Realization And Success…

With tireless dedication, The Pipal Tree Foundation team has successfully realized the project in 3 villages of Uttar Pradesh and 2 villages of Bihar in the two months of June and July 2020.

Phase - I: Immediate Relief – Distribution of Food and Personal Hygiene Essentials

A total of 3650 kgs of dry ration and household essentials like wheat, rice, dal, atta, sugar, salt, surf and hand soap were distributed to families of the migrant worker beneficiaries for a month to cushion the blow caused by the lockdown. A total of 135 rural families have benefited from this support so far.

Phase - II: Medium-Term Relief – Skill Development Program

120 hours of non-residential training per person has been provided to 300 migrant workers over a period of 2 months to provide them skills in masonry and electrician work. Migrant workers were provided complimentary meals during the training. A free construction kit was provided to each worker so that they could get productive with their skills immediately.


A Promising Future For The Migrants…

So far 135 workers have successfully completed their training, have been provided a NSDC certification (accredited by Govt Of India). The organisation hopes to provide these workers with employment opportunities in local construction projects within the state in order to earn a sustainable livelihood. The best part is that these workers would not have to travel back to the cities to find employment, but are going to be placed in close proximity to their villages. They can be near their families and also are equipped to feed them well.


Miles To Go Before We Sleep…

90% of India’s workforce is employed in the informal sector and 400 million such migrant workers stand at the brink of falling deeper into poverty due to the endless Covid-19 crisis. The Pipal Tree Foundation team will continue to work tirelessly to support these migrant workers by providing gainful employment and hope for a better and sustainable future for themselves and their families.

Covid or not, our spirit is unstoppable. Onwards and upwards!


#2 (08 Jun, 2020)

Dear Donors,


We are extremely grateful for all the help and support given by you towards supporting this cause. We would be utilizing these funds towards following expenses:


  1. Ration to families of Migrant workers - 20 families - INR 2500 per family

Ration includes Wheat Atta - 15 kg, Rice- 10 kg, Daal - 1.5 kg, Sugar - 1 kg, Soap -4, Masala-250 gm, Salt - 1 kg, Oil - 1kg, Surf - 1 kg, General medicines (for cold, fever etc.), PackingBag


2. Skill Gap Training including food, snacks etc - 20 beneficiaries - Rs. 10,000 per beneficiary

As part of this training we are providing them 120 hours (15 days) of non-residential training for skills

in construction 1. Rural Mason: Skills to construct independent village houses, 2: Domestic Electrician cum Plumber + Appliance mechanic: To do basic electrical/plumbing work as well repair water pumps, electric fans and other home appliances. The beneficiaries are first evaluated for their existing skills and interest in taking up employment / self employment in the specific sector. Then short term skill up gradation training and entrepreneurship training is provided to them. Post training these beneficiaries are evaluated and provided skill certification.  Also free snacks, Lunch, breakfast, Tea is provided during this 15 days of training.

Post training all beneficiaries are provided linkages with the jobs available locally. Also for beneficiaries interested in Migration, jobs in cities are provided to them.


#3 (06 Jun, 2020)

Dear Donors,


We are extremely grateful for all the help and support given by you towards supporting this cause. We would be utilizing these funds towards following expenses:

  1. Ration to families of Migrant workers - 20 families - INR 2500 per family
  2. Skill Gap Training including food, snacks etc - 20 beneficiaries - Rs. 10,000 per beneficiary

#4 (30 May, 2020)

I am happy to inform you that Habitat For Humanity International Inc (HFHI) has partnered with Pipal Tree Foundation for its project of providing skill training and employment to Migrant daily wage workers who have returned back to their villages due to COVID19. As part of this project, we plan to benefit more than 10,000 migrant workers across 10 states in India. This partnership would certainly help us expand our reach as well to improve delivery. It would also help us assess impact of this project in more authentic way due to involvement of HFHI. I thank all of you for your encouraged and look forward to your continuing support in future.


#5 (04 Apr, 2020)

Your contribution has helped create interest from various HNIs and corporate donors who want to donate bigger amount for specific states. Our team has started scrutinizing districts in 8 states to identify districts having large number of impacted migrant workers. We would soon finalize the share the same with you.

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