Twenty-First Migrants’ Desk Inaugurated

“Migration is an expression of the human aspiration for dignity, safety and better future. It is part of the social fabric, part of our very make-up as human family.”Ban Ki-moon Yet another mile stone was reached in the history of Navajeevan, Vizagwith the inauguration of“Navajeevan Suraksha” by Fr Neelam Ratna Kumar, Director Vizag Navajeevan, on 11 January 2019, with the vision of “Rights and dignity for every migrant.” Navajeevan Suraksha is a “Migrants’ Desk” - a contact point and acomprehensive program for protection, guidance, rehabilitation and outreach to young migrant workers.

Speaking on the occasion Mr. Jaya Raju said that migrants are people who leave their native places in search of better living. But more often than not, they end up in misery along with their children. They become easy prey for every vulnerability.

Navajeevan Suraksha intends to reach out to migrant workers in and around Vizag city, especially young persons, to reduce child labour, to create awareness on the rights of migrants, tobuild skills and to empower the most vulnerable. Candle making and LED lamp assembling are two skills already being imparted to those interested.

Navajeevan Suraksha, Vizag, is the 21st “Migrants’ Desk” run by Don Bosco organisations in India. Currently there are 12 such desks in Kerala. The remaining are spread over 6 states across India.