To celebrate the occasion of International Migration Day 2018, Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal (JCYCN) took part in a variety of activities throughout the month of December.
On International Migration Day (18th December 2018), Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal participated in a program organized and led by Paurakhi Nepal to welcome and give farewell to migrant workers at Tribhuwan International Airport. The theme of the program conducted was “Migration with Dignity”. During the program, more than 30 migrant workers and 5 returnee were welcomed/given farewell by providing them KHADA along with leaflets regarding the SUVAYATRA Mobile Application. Brief information about the app was also provided to the migrant workers and returnees.
Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal also participated in an interactive program on“Foreign Employment: A Way Forward” with the theme “Migration with Dignity” organized by the Foreign Employment Promotion Board on 18th December 2018. The chief guest of the event was the Minster of Labor, Employment and Social Security, Mr. Gokarna Bista, who launched “Smarika” a book containing a decade long findings of Foreign Employment Promotion Board and their new website on the occasion of International Migration Day 2018. After the welcoming and launching ceremony a panel discussion was held on the theme with an active participation from both the panelists as well as the participants.
Jagriti Child and Youth Concern Nepal with the support of Caritas Nepal and in coordination of the Lele Ringapur Youth Club successfully organized an interaction program with migrant families to mark international migration day 2018 with the theme “Migration With Dignity” at Lele of Godawari Municipality, Lalitpur on 24th December 2018. In the program, most of the participants were returnee who shared their own experiences and interacted with each other while they were working abroad. The genuine queries of the participants related to the foreign employment were answered by the facilitator, Mr. Bishnu Bahadur Khatri (Migration Expert). Brief knowledge on Financial Literacy was also provided to the participants along with clear information about the provision of enterprise loan for returnees. There was a participation from 30 individuals in the interaction program.
Based on the discussions held during the event, the following are the recommendations that had been provided:
- There was a need to increase awareness on safe migration via different programs such as departure orientation to potential migrant workers.
- There is a need to develop a program reintegration of unsuccessful migrant returnees.