State level consultation on internal migration and children organized in Chennai
A state-level consultation on rights, entitlements, and protection of migrant children was organized in Chennai in November by the AEA Chennai Region. The consultation focused on discussing varied issues which included – the importance of ECCE, access to health care, initiatives of Sarva Sikha Abhiyan aimed at young migrants, protection of migrant children at the worksite and mainstreaming of children into regular schools.
The consultation also focused on developing and sharing a collaborative action plan with UNICEF, Rajiv Gandhi Institute of Rural Development (RGNIYD) and Loyola Institute of Social Science Training and Research (LISSTAR). The representatives from SSA, UNICEF, TN forces, International Justice Mission, Jeeva Jothi, READ, Amrita University, LISSTAR, and RGNIYD shared their experiences related to interventions with migrant children.