Thursday, October 29, 2015

Field Visit to WORD by Freedom Fund & Geneva Global

From September 2015, WORD has been implementing a Project to reduce the risks of young workers in Textile Industries in 50 villages in Pallipalayam & Trichengode blocks of Namakkal District with the support of Freedom Fund and Geneva Global. The project activities ultimately provide better protections to vulnerable populations to prevent cycles of various exploitations. 

Coordinated interventions will include: 
  • Engaging with communities to improve access to education, training, and employment opportunities, and reinforcing community structures and social services to reduce vulnerability among adolescent girls and young workers.
  • Working with district and state-level authorities to strengthen worker rights.
  • Help families develop better economic opportunities and reduce their reliability on moneylenders and enable the government assistance schemes reach them effectively.

The officials from Geneva Global, Freedom Fund and C&A Foundation visited WORD on 28 October 2015 for project site visit. They interacted the community support group and the adolescent groups in E-Pudupalayam village in Pallipalayam block in Namakkal District. 

More on this project can be found at here.