We recommend provision of crèche facilities at worksites
Children of construction workers are known to have very poor access to health; pre-primary and primary education; sanitation and nutrition services and as the scale is large, Mobile Creches scaled up its’ standard day care model in other cities or towns of India by developing other partner NGOs for implementation on the ground so as to reach out to many more vulnerable populations of children at construction sites.
The young migrant children are almost invisible to local administration and the government as they move constantly with their families and belong to socially excluded and poorer sections of the society which lack a voice to demand their own rights and entitlements. Few schemes are there and a better convergence is required across departments for effective reach out to these groups. With this regional consultation, we are looking at how labour welfare board and aligned departments can step up further to protect rights of children of construction workers for survival, protection and development along with other CSOs and CSR partners already working on the ground.
In every place wherein, more than fifty female building workers are ordinarily employed, there shall be provided and maintained a suitable room or rooms for the use of children under the age of six years of such female workers. (2) Such rooms shall— (a) provide adequate accommodation; (b) be adequately lighted and ventilated; (c) be maintained in a clean and sanitary condition; (d) be under the charge of women trained in the care of children and infants”
Source: The Building And Other Construction Workers (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service) Act, 1996 Act No. 27 Of 1996