The project was launched in Maseru on March 15 and is anticipated that it can transform people’s lives in a powerful way if this pilot project goes well in Lesotho.
Speaking at the launch, Ms Nishimura said the challenges have always been lack of choice for poor households.
“There is no choice for the poor and desperate household because they have no money to do business, they have no skills and they have low education level, and there are no jobs in Lesotho,” she noted.
She said otherwise, through their sensitisation programme, they could not have addressed the root causes of the problem.
She strongly believes the project will bring a sustainable and progressive development of the young returnees, and other vulnerable youth in target districts.
IOM she noted is committed to working with Lesotho and other relevant partners to ensure that the project is meaningful, brings transformative changes to the deserving beneﬁciaries and facilitates reintegration of the returnees and other vulnerable groups in migration aﬀected communities in the country.
For his part, the Principal Secretary of the Ministry of Labour and Employment Matela Thabane said the Social Security scheme for the workers is long overdue.