the low-income migrant workers who have lost their jobs during the Covid-19 lockdown. During the lock
down period, millions of workers have lost work across sectors and industries. The migrant workers who
have moved from their native lands to Delhi or other metro cities in search of employment are the worst
hit. Now, after the lock down is over these very people have gone employed, unable to even access or
fulfill the basic amenities of their lives. Some have gone under heavy debts as a result of which their
children have had to drop out of schools in order to be the extra earning hands to support their families.
During the lock down period, our organization, Youth Empowerment Foundation with the help of its 500+
volunteers have supported around 2000 families by distributing food and grocery kits. We want to take
our initiative farther, we are planning to create employment opportunities so that these families and
individuals could help themselves sustain in the long run as well. Various civil society organisations,
individuals and the government are working to support the migrant workers and we as a social purpose
organization too have been doing our bit.
Our team has been working ardently towards making a database of skilled and unskilled workers. Our
starting point is Delhi where we have opened a centre. Our plan is to contact people from various localities
through social media and other possible means who are in need of support. We also have a helpline
number through which people in need can come forward to seek our help and services. As an organization
we are planning to execute our objectives by liaising and coordinating with various factories, companies
and construction sites who can generate employment for the one’s need. We, in coordination with the
employers, plan to bring about a few days of work opportunities per week for the skilled and unskilled
workers who have lost their jobs. This includes people working as daily wage labourers, carpenters,
plumbers, electricians, domestic helpers, office boys, rickshaw pullers and the like. We have also been
working on preparing a database of children living in the slums and also those settlements that houses
underprivileged families. In the first phase of our plan of action we are going to distribute books and
stationaries to these children for immediate support while in the later phase we plan to sponsor complete
education of at least 1000 children from these families.
Our efforts cannot be materialized without your support. In the past 5 months we have been able to raise
70 lakhs of rupees for our initiative. However, we will need more to sustain our initiative in the long run
so that the benefits could reach maximum possible families who are struggling to live their lives. These
workers are the backbone of our nation and as such at this hour of need we want to support those people
who support our day to day lives in many possible ways.
Nothing is possible without a consolidated and joint effort and we would request you to kindly help and
contribute towards the cause so that we can fight the crisis that is looming large.
We are grateful for your help and wishes.