Migrant Workers move around cities in search of work carrying with them very little of their essentials, often they leave behind their credentials which they actually need to get work in a different city or area from where they belong.
In such circumstances, it becomes almost impossible for them to secure work for themselves with no identity documents.
Well, they all have s solution now : ‘Naresh Bhaiya ki van’
Our founder Naresh Sijapati, has a mobile van which runs through the length and breadth of the city, helping migrant labourers and underprivileged people in slums with all necessary government documents. Officially titled as Labour Resource and Support Centre.
His unique initiative has helped hundreds since 2017, In collaboration with UIDAI and State Bank of India, he manages to provide documents like Aadhaar card, PAN card, government scheme-related records as well as open bank accounts to their name.
What makes this initiative look more different is most makeshift centers charge a hefty fee for these services whereas ‘Naresh Bhaiya ki van’ charges a chicken feed amount ranging from 30 to 40 rupees.
Now the question arises why “Van”?
The answer is very simple “Mobility” so that our help can reach out to numbers. Every day, the van goes and parks at one particular location to help out the people residing there. The residents are informed prior, so they stay prepared when Naresh arrives. Apart from this, We at Panah targets a group of people to provide services and help to them. Which ascertains that no one gets deprived of what he or she is entitled to get.
Our target list includes :
• Unorganised Migrant and Urban Poor citizen.
• Needful Citizen and Migrant and Semi-Migrant Community.
• Communities with Low-level of education (Education below 12th)
• Non-Beneficiaries of ESIC or any government Schemes.
• Blue Collar job seekers.
Panah Foundation do a partnership with a community leader of the respective Community where he or she will help us to bring people to our centers. Our team also do community visits and spread awareness about schemes and services through brochure and conversation and bring them to the center. Our centers are in the communities and running throughout the year from Monday to Saturday, except public holidays.
We have a Project coordinator for each center where he or she runs the center with proper execution to our planning
We also allow interns to join us and support us.
Some of our initiatives include:
Panah Manpower works in providing jobs to people living in slum areas and to the needy community people mostly labourers based on their skill set and their ability to work in the criteria demanded, thus helping them to earn their livelihood.
Panah Academy involves itself in educating the youth by introducing low-cost computer education along with tuition classes in collaboration with some educational institutes for the children of poor families. Making education available to all is the need of the hour.
“The main hope of a nation lies in the proper education of its youth” – Erasmus
Panha Times being tied up with ANI and PBI and other News Agency helps in spreading social awareness among the people of the community regarding the schemes and services offered by the government and private organizations. They write on various serious topics of the society which they think need attention from higher authorities to initiate a solution for them. The main role is to provide the citizens with correct information and knowledge so that they become aware and move towards a better standard of living.