“ HE TOO IS ONE OF US” is the theme of the street play presented by Sneha Bhavan Annexe, highlighting the exploitation of the migrant laborers by the very people who are supposed to ensure their rights as human beings!
Mr. T.J. Vinod, the deputy mayor of Cochin inaugurated the show in the presence of Fr. Joe Fernandez, the executive director of Don Bosco Sneha Bhavan Project, Fr. Deepu, the director of Don Bosco Boys’ Home, Fr. Gilton the director of Sneha Bhavan Annexe and Dr. Babu Savio and Mr. Jacob Poothullil on January 7, 2016 at the Marine drive at 6.00 p.m.
Migrant labourers are not anonymous entities. They are as human as we are. They are our own brothers and sisters. They are not outsiders but Indians from other states working in our state. They are contributing to the progress of our state with their hard labour. Without them the state of Kerala would have a slow pace of growth! We owe them a debt of gratitude and are not just “ Bhais”. They have their names and inalienable rights too.
Sneha Bhavan Annexe is celebrating its silver jubilee as a veritable shelter for the hundreds of migrant youth coming to the city of Cochin in search of a decent and honest livelihood!