Spreading SMiLE(s), Indeed!
Migrant labourers are among the most vulnerable people in the country. With little to no education, they find it hard to get work.
Often, they take upon small jobs such as rag picking, farming, construction, etc. and while they get paid, their quality of life still remains poor.
To empower and educate these migrant labourers about their rights, Don Bosco Network initiated Sustained Migrants Livelihood and Empowerment (SMiLE) to educate, build their capacity through life skills and train 13,500 migrant workers.
Through the project, these migrants could empower other labourers by sharing their knowledge and privileges, creating a system of support and learning new skills.
The Don Bosco Network in India comprises of 11 Planning and Development Organisations (PDOs), each dedicated to the development of the Salesian provinces they serve. The Don Bosco network is spread across 29 states and 354 NGOs, reaching more than 10 lakh people.