Last Updated:  21/08/2023

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Project Pitch By: AIDE ET ACTION (INDIA)


Proposed Project Title

Integrated Child Care and Learning corners for Children in worksites


Thematic Area

Promotion of education, special education and vocational skills

Sub Thematic Area

Education Programs

Project Synopsis

Migration in India are driven by wider socio-economic/environmental/technological and political transformations. They constitute a sizeable population of 450 million internal migrants, with an estimated 100 million seasonal migrants living in distress (Census of India 2011 and NSSO 2007-08). Majority of these unorganized workers migrate along with their families from rural to urban locations in search of employment/livelihood. Children constitute 15-20% of the total seasonal migrant population who are invisible and fall prey to discrimination and excluded from accessing basic entitlements such as education/health care/nutrition/decenthealthy living environment. The project aims to making young migrants visible,create conducive and healthy environment for learning/care/protection and access to health/nutrition and basic welfare services at the brick kiln sites through inclusive Integrated Child Care and Learning Corners. The learning corners also forge valuable and strategic partnership with the employers of the facility and create convergence with government for meaningful inclusion of migrant children and their families for various entitlements.

Overview of the Proposed Project

Estimated Budget
INR 1.0 Cr - INR 5.0 Cr
Proposed Location
Chennai/Hyderabad/Bhopal/Patna, Bhubaneswar/Cuttack/Odisha

Key Project Partners
Government,Academic Institute,Gram Panchayat

Project Status
Already Implemented-Replicable


Beneficiary Type (Primary): Children
Beneficiary Type (Secondary): Women
Estimated No. of Beneficiaries: 1000- 3000 Individuals
Status of Baseline Survey: Yet To Be Done

Proposed Project Description

The proposed project aims at -

  • Setting up Integrated Child Care & Learning Corners (ICCLC) at the worksites
  • Facilitating education for migrant children in mother tongue
  • Striving for holistic approach to address vulnerability of women, children adolescent    and youth at worksite
  • Making migrant access to basic service, social protection and social security at worksite
  • Developing partnership models with Government and business  
  • Reintegrating migrants at the sources and destination places
  • Advocating for pro-migrant children policy

Key Strategies

  •  Setting up of Learning Corners at the worksites: These worksite ICCLCs would provide the much required safe space for children during the daytime till their parents are back from work in the evening. These CCLCs would also engage the children in various activities which would help in their cognitive and physical growth. The CCLCs would also function as the hub for health, nutritional and consultative support for children, women and adolescent girls.Each ICCLCs would be managed by a dedicated member of the team who is well trained while the monitoring of ICCLCs would be done by a Mothers Group/Collective formed and capacitated as part of the project actions. 
  • Partnership with Worksite Owners/Employers:  This is also strategically a part to ensure sustainability of the initiative. Owners/Employers groups would be formed who would in turn influence those who are yet to adopt the practice of ICCLCs in their respective worksite. This process is undertaken to promote replication through influence and adoption of the idea of ICCLCs by other worksite Owners/employers voluntarily.
  • Engagement with the ICDS/Anganwadi and Local School: The project would engage with these two critically important entities to ensure access to health and nutritional support by the children and to ensure access to continued education for school going children.
  • Engage, inform and influence relevant local Government departments: The project will proactively engage and influence various relevant government departments (especially related to Education, Health and Nutrition) at the block, district and state levels. The project would regularly provide information feedback to the government departments to keep them updated about the inflow and outflow of migrant population (especially children) so that they aware and also make efforts to ensure that children, women are able to gain access to essential Education, Health and Nutrition level entitlements.
  • Networking and Policy Advocacy: The project would consistently engage with like-minded organisations, institutions and individuals (experts) and gather support to engage with the state at different levels for better policies and for effective implementation of existing policies / programmes thereby benefitting the migrant population.
  • Knowledge Management: The project would also be simultaneously engaged in developing documents that would be helpful in building awareness and sensitize varied stakeholders to influence and provoke actions/decisions, beneficial for the migrant population.


Geographic Coverage across State Locations:



Specific location

Type of worksite




Brick Kiln


Madhya Pradesh






Brick Kiln


Tamil Nadu


Construction & Brick Kiln






The project is envisaged to be implemented in the different worksites which is a mix of Construction and Brick Kilns spread over the city outskirts of Patna in Bihar, Bhopal in MP, Bhubaneswar/Cuttack in Odisha, Tiruvallur/Kancheepuram/Chennai in Tamilnadu, Hyderabad in Telangana state. This project will cover two interstate labour migration corridors namely, Tamilnadu-Odisha and Telangana Odisha and three intrastate corridors one in Bhopal, Bhubaneswar/Cuttack and Patna.

Proposed beneficiary outreach:

The key beneficiaries include Children (0-3 yrs,3-6 yrs, 6-14 yrs) Mothers, Adolescent girls thus reaching out to around 1500 Households in 36 months.

The project beneficiaries will be reached out through the umbrella CCLC initiatives which addresses all components of ECCE, health and nutrition intervention. Moreover the children between the age group of 6 to 14 years would be connected with government run primary schooling and the young and adolescent boys and girls will be provided life skill education at the Brick kilns and Construction worksites.   Besides, the project will reach out to the women and mothers through various health, nutrition and other social security intervention.

An important aspect of the project is to create replicable model and learning which will be replicated through the government and other civil society institutions. Key policy intervention with the concerned 5 states will be undertaken through various platforms and effort will be given to influence the national government through its best practices and learning.

Key Project Activities

  • A Baseline Survey across all locations of the project
  • Early Child Care and Education to young migrants through the establishment of Learning Corners. 
  • Education for Children of Migrant Workers by enrolment in neighborhood schools to continue their education
  • Health and Hygiene camps and sessions
  • Access to supplementary nutrition by linking to government Mid-day meal and ICDS services programme for nutrition and immunization.
  • Protection of children at the worksites from abuses
  • Capacity building of facilitators/ Education Volunteers
  • Children events/celebration of important days
  • Enhancing Community participation through Mother’s Committee
  • Mainstreaming & reintegration
  • Collaboration and Partnership
  • State and district consultation for pro-migrant policies
  • Project Documentation/Visibility/Awareness Creation

Salient Features

  1. A replicable model across various locations in the country
  2. Multi-stakeholders intervention
  3. Results in a very short period of time


Aide et Action (AEA), a secular, apolitical, non-profit organization was founded in 1981. AEA started operating in India in 1981, and in 1988 it was officially recognized as a not-for-profit organization by the Indian Companies Act, 1956, Section 25. (currently Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013). The Chennai office serves as the headquarters in India and the sub regional offices are under its administration.

Its goal is to guarantee that the most at-risk and disadvantaged groups, particularly children, have access to high-quality education so that they may take charge of their own growth and contribute to a more peaceful and sustainable society. 20 Indian states and 2 Union territories have been touched by AEA's work, which annually benefits more than 300,000 people, 50% of whom are women. Three programme priorities—Access and Quality Education, Early Childhood Care and Education for Primary and Secondary Level, and Lifelong Learning & Vocational Training—will be the focus of AEA's attention during the next five years. The three most important contemporary issues—climate change, peace education, and migration—are also taken into consideration by the AEA in its programming.


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