Why not put in place some education initiatives for children of migrants?It was a great experience chatting with a few migrant employees from the Hindi belt, who are employed on contract with the sub-contractor of a major auto ancillary company. The local lot migrate to Chennai or somehow study the Diploma courses in Mechanical or Electrical engineering and get fairly good jobs, even if they are on contract. With some experience, they get even regular jobs. Hence, there are always vacancies for jobs that are not skilled in a big way. The training period is hardly ninety days.
The Hindi guys were very humble. At least two of the five spoke very good Tamil, having survived in this place for a full 48 months. They know that their wages are less than that paid to local workers. However, they are provided with some sort of shared accommodation and also free food. They manage to send back some money to their wives and children. They claim that they cannot even educate their children back home.
Why not the respective State Governments tie up with some schools to offer basic education? Even the Corporate houses can be expected to support some of such initiatives. I mean, the Hindi State Governments. Since Hindi is a big barrier, the Tamil Nadu Government will not do anything. However, some initiatives from the respective State Governments can be thought of. The social organizations can also be approached for some help. Let the children learn through the Hindi medium and let them be taught some English too. After all, there is enough scope for employment of wives in some ancillary units in all places.
How do we go about doing something in this direction? One also learns that there are hundreds from AP who work in Maharashtra or MP. Can we think of some support?