Learnet Skills Launch ‘AVSAR’- Migrant Workers’ Counseling Centres, Across 9 States - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

Learnet Skills Launch ‘AVSAR’- Migrant Workers’ Counseling Centres, Across 9 States

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· AVSAR is an initiative to provide guidance and counselling to millions of migrant workers who lost their jobs and returned to their hometowns/cities amid COVID-19 outbreak

· Learnet plans to touch the lives of million-plus workers through this initiative

In line with the Prime Minister's vision to boost livelihood opportunities in Rural India, Learnet Skills launched a pro-bono initiative called "AVSAR"Migrant Workers Counselling Centres across 60 districts in 9 states in India, on Saturday, June 20. The objective of this initiative is to guide migrant workers and help them sustain their living amid the ongoing pandemics crisis with employment opportunities as per their skill sets.

Mr Arun Nanda, Board of Directors, NSDC and Chairman, Mahindra Holidays & Resorts (I) Ltd and Mr RCM Reddy, MD & CEO, Schoolnet India Ltd &Learnet Skills Ltd did the digital launch of ‘Avsar’- Migrant Workers’ Counseling Centres in the presence of Padamshree Shri Rajinder Gupta, Chairman, Trident Group and Vice Chairman, Punjab State Planning BoardMr Prakash Sharma, CFO, NSDC & Board of Directors, Learnet Skills; Mr Manish Kumar, Managing Director & CEO, NSDC and Ms Richa Singh, Co-Founder, Your Dost.

The mass exodus of workers has been very painful and highlights many issues in the system. These migrant workers are physically very strong and great at managing complex situations; however, there is the fear of unknown. AVSAR initiative will impart hope, trust, and confidence and give them a new purpose to make their life better.

The proposed initiative is aimed at counselling the returned migrant workers about the alternate job opportunities available locally in the form of self-employment and wage employment in the companies/ sectors in their vicinity or other cities. The purpose of this initiative is also to help migrants make an informed decision.

To reach over 12.5 lakhs workers, AVSAR initiative will be implemented across 60 districts in nine states of India, viz, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Chhattisgarh and Assam. The counseling would be provided on four key aspects- career counseling, emotional wellbeing counseling, logistics guidance to travel to different cities and workplace-related counseling.

New Delhi, June 23, 2020