The Karnataka Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT— a BREADS’ project) conducted different awareness programmes during November 2022 in various parts of Bangalore city.
All the sessions began with an introduction to KISMAT’s services for migrant workers, along with the distribution of pamphlets. It continued with awareness sessions on how to keep healthy and maintain good hygiene to prevent sickness and diseases. The sessions also included information about safety measures at work and government schemes for migrant workers. The migrants who participated in the programme were happy to learn about mitigating work-related risks that could result in higher incidences of occupational injuries and work-related diseases.
Awareness programmes on health and hygiene were conducted for migrant workers in:
- K. Narayanapura on 12 November, benefiting 23 migrants. Masks were also distributed to them.
- Horamavu on 15 November, for 15 North Karnataka migrant families.
- K. Narayanapura on 18 November, for 35 migrants.
- Kalkere Main Road on 24 November, for 79 migrants.
Awareness programmes on Government Schemes for migrant workers were conducted in:
- K. Narayanapura on 22 November, for 93 migrant workers.
- K. Narayanapura, Kothanur on 29 November, for 49 migrant workers.
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