Education & Learning Support
The vulnerability of migrant workers and the safety of their children is less talked about and addressed. Children’s needs like health and nutrition, education and cognitive learning needs, interactive and social enabling environment and above all safe parenting care for migrant children while their parents work is often overlooked. Such children do not have access to a safe environment for their growth.Sampark could not help but notice the importance of such a support structure for a constantly displaced community. In Bangalore with the construction workers boom, this number couldn’t be easily ignored.
Training & Capacity Building
Sampark believes that the people who are underprivileged can improve their living conditions only when they realise their potential and become self-reliant. In order to achieve this, Sampark is committed to facilitate the setting up of micro enterprises which are completely owned by people. The objective of this activity is to provide market-oriented skills and vocational training to women and youth (both boys and girls) in the villages of Koppal Taluk and encourage them to find employment or start their own enterprises to earn better livelihoods.
Migrant Workers Support
In the last decade the trend in migration has shifted from landless farmers to landed farmers with irrigated land migrating to rural areas. This is primarily because the demand for workers in urban areas especially in the construction sector has increased coupled with difficulties arising in the agriculture sector. Families need to wait for 6 months to get their wages from agriculture but in construction work the workers get wages regularly every couple of weeks. This migration occurs across states and districts that have no resources, are disaster-prone, arid or under-industrialized. With no fixed destination, a lack of marketable skills, and no knowledge of the local language, the migrant workers are exploited and remain in debt.