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Disha Foundation, an NGO based in Nasik, Maharashtra state of India since 2002, is dedicated to work on inter and intra state seasonal labour migration & public health, and related development issues.

Mission: To provide marginalized communities an environment conducive to their sustainable development, to improve the quality of their living arrangements, and to offer them opportunities to become more productive citizens of soceity.

 
Objectives:

  • Developing different models of problem solving intervention with the  migrant community/ stakeholders. 
  • Creating a network of supportive programmes involving various government and non-government organizations to address different needs of the migrant community
  • Networking with various government and non-governmental agencies at the micro- and macro- level to advocate for suitable policies and programs.
  • Creating a strong data base by conducting research and collecting extensive information related to this field.
Strategic goals: 

To support migrants and communities in addressing the challenges of
irregular migration, including through research and analysis into root
causes,sharing information and spreading best practices, as well as
facilitating development-focused solutions through ways such as: 

  • Ensure equal rights to education for migrant children of both sexes
  • Ensure equal right to health care for migrants.
    Take special measures to promote reproductive health of migrants.
  • Employment:  Provision of  need based job skills trainings to  enable
    migrants as a skilled  workers, and promotion of skilled workers through
    organized labour markets.
  • Strengthen dialogue between government authorities, politicians and
    civil society to recognize migrants as citizens and address their needs.

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Photos

Top Left : Traditional labour markets of migrant workers in Nasik

Down Right: Disha team facilitating migrants workes to access services in Nasik during migration period.

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May 14, 2008 at 3:04 pm 2 comments


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