CityMakers (Homeless Residents) program of IGSSS primarily focuses on the issues of Urban Homeless. As the organization delved deeper into the causes, one significant fact has been learnt that the homeless residents play a crucial role towards building a city in various capacities such as the construction workers, rickshaw pullers, rag pickers and other daily wage earners. And they are seen to languish in the remote corners of the city. Ironically, these very CityMakers are seen as a drain on the urban economy. The term ‘CityMakers’, coined by IGSSS, define them as people who play a constructive role in building a city.
The project’s initiatives include:
• Shelter management
• Media advocacy
• Vocational Training Programs
• Emergency flood relief camps
• Healthcare camps and
• The management of community kitchens