Annual Review & Planning Meeting of Bonded Labour Project, October 19-20, 2015
Hotel Fortune Park Boulevard, New Delhi, 19-20 November 2014
The second year annual review and planning meeting under the ‘Eradicating Bonded Labour in India’s Brick Kiln Industry’ programme was organised on 19th -20th Nov, 2014. The meeting was held at Hotel Fortune, New Delhi. Participants were from all partner organisations - Anti-Slavery International, Volunteers for Social Justice, Jan Jagriti Kendra and Centre for Education and Communication. There were 2 participants from ASI, 4 participants from JJK, 4 participants from CEC and 40 participants from VSJ. There were also 2 supportive staff members that is one admin representative of CEC and the driver from VSJ. 52 participants attended the meeting on 19th Nov 2014. Other than project staff, one translator also participated in this meeting.
The meeting focussed on understanding what the project implementer dreamt of at the time of the commencement of the progress; what were the project objectives set; as per the project objectives and the ultimate dream, whether there has been any progress, how the activities can be further fine-tuned to be able to helpus work better. There was a mutual sharing between the partner organisations. Key aspects of each others’ activities could be captured through this meeting. This includes understanding how in Punjab there was an emphasis on enrolling the workers into the Building and Construction Workers Welfare Board Act which lay getting aadhar card and having bank accounts as a precondition. Moreover, this was one registration that enabled workers get access to a series of benefits including health and the information on the efforts that were being put in the source states and so on.