The construction industry is the single largest employer of migrant labour in India. Est at over 30 Million in number, they move to cities with their children and typically live on the construction sites itself. While they are at work, the children have to fend for themselves, and suffer from malnutrition, injury, and illness. They rarely go to school.
Mumbai Mobile Creches ("MMC") is an NGO based out of Mumbai which works with children of construction workers on building sites, specifically on health, education and safety. Its vision is for all children to have a nurturing and happy childhood and its mission is to promote ‘child-friendly sites’; where every child living on a construction site is able to enjoy their childhood. It tries to ensure that the first few years of a child‘s life are well nourished and stimulating, an essential foundation for a happy childhood, and it has a special focus on children below six.
MHFC is proud to be running the Mumbai Marathon (slated for Jan 2010) for Mumbai Mobile Creches.
For more info on MMC, see www.mumbaimobilecreches.org