Kerala Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation (KISMAT) is a collective effort by Don Bosco across Kerala to reach out to the growing population of Young Guest Workers at risk in the state of Kerala. They do not know the language of the place, face alienation from the local society, are unable to access their rightful entitlements such as food, shelter, medical care, bank services, education, skill training, legal support and other services.
Also, they have many protection issues to face at their new locations. We meet such young Guest Workers in large numbers in Kerala to ensure their entitlements, rights, dignity, protection and integration into society.
KISMAT is an integrated network of 12 Migrant help desks set Up in Don Bosco across 11 districts in Kerala, being headed by Don Bosco Veedu Society, Trivandrum. KISMAT started to function on 1st August 2018. These desks are the point of reference for all the migrant related activities and services in that particular district. KISMAT is keen to intervene and extend its support to migrant workers.
Protect, Enrich and Empower are the three main pillars of our activities among interstate migrant workers. Our efforts are aimed at protection of basic human rights of ISM workers through interventions at an individual level as well as collective level. We are aiming at a policy level change in favour of the migrant workers. Our efforts are directed towards the enrichment of their life and we make sure that they are treated with dignity.