M is for Mumbai Mobile Creches

Tap. Tap. Screech. Buzz. Rumble. Clang!

Will the hammering ever stop? Will the droning sound of the front loader ever cease? Will they ever complete the building next door?

Tap. Tap. Screech. Buzz. Rumble. Clang!

These sounds are the sounds of Mumbai under construction. The construction sounds seem endless, especially when expats first arrive. Despite a slowing economic outlook, India’s economy is still expected to grow at a rate of about 4 to 5 percent annually. With that growth, comes construction. With that construction, comes a migrant workforce estimated to be about 35 million people nationally. Many of those migrant workers work in Mumbai, traveling from states as remote as West Bengal. On average, these workers make between 60 and 200 rupees a day. These workers bring their families, including their children.

Giggle. Giggle. Twinkle. Twinkle. Please. Thank you.

These sounds are the sounds of Mumbai’s children.  The children of migrant construction workers learn English as part of outreach programs at several Mumbai Mobile Creches centers located throughout Mumbai. These sounds are the sounds of Mumbai’s future.

Giggle. Giggle. Twinkle. Twinkle. Please. Thank you.

In fiscal year 2012-2013, Mumbai Mobile Creches operated centers on 37 construction sites throughout Mumbai. These centers reached more than 4,500 children. Children whose futures are under construction.

Watch as Mumbai Mobile Creches helps children build brighter futures.

You can help build futures for these children by participating in this year’s AWC Bourbon Street Bash. This “party with a purpose” raises funds for Mumbai Mobile Creches and other worthwhile Mumbai-based NGOs.

Buy a ticket. Bid on amazing auction items. Build a child’s future.

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