In Dehradun (Uttarakhand, India) labourers are doing the ongoing construction on the compound of the Himalayan Institute Hospital Trust (HIHT). These labourers and their children (on average 80) are mostly migrants from other states and Nepal and live in slums on the compound. The housing conditions are poor, their children face malnutrition, a lack of health education (hygiene) and aren’t being formally educated.
The contractor of the reconstruction work is responsible for the working and housing conditions of the labourers. The Rural Development Institute (RDI) of the HIHT is put up a building on its compound for the children of the labourers. Apart from the new building a teacher and two assistants have been employed by the RDI to start educate and take care of the children. The children also receive nutritious meals one to two times a week from the RDI.
Though the children of the labourers are welcome on the general playground of the institute, these children won’t use the playground and mingle with children from a different (higher) social class.
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