Supporting Expats: NORCA’s 30 Lakhs Grant

NORKA Roots, the apex body for the welfare of Non-Resident Keralites (NRKs), plays a vital role in addressing the needs and concerns of the Kerala diaspora worldwide. Established by the Government of Kerala, NORKA Roots serves as a comprehensive platform offering various services and assistance to NRKs, ensuring their well-being and integration with the homeland. Among its significant initiatives is the NORCA (NORKA-Online Resident Care and Allied Services) scheme, which provides financial aid to non-resident expatriates facing emergencies or hardships. Through NORCA, NORKA Roots has disbursed a substantial sum of 30 lakhs to assist NRKs in times of crisis, ranging from medical emergencies to financial difficulties. This financial support underscores NORKA Roots’ commitment to standing by the Kerala diaspora, offering them a safety net and ensuring they feel supported, even when far from home.

Beyond financial assistance, NORKA  offers an array of services tailored to the needs of NRKs, including legal aid, counseling, and rehabilitation programs. These services aim to address the diverse challenges faced by expatriates, ranging from legal issues to cultural adaptation. Additionally, NORKA Roots facilitates skill development and employment opportunities for NRKs through various initiatives, contributing to their socio-economic empowerment and integration into Kerala’s workforce upon their return.

Moreover, NORKA  plays a pivotal role in fostering cultural exchange and engagement between the Kerala diaspora and their homeland. The organization organizes cultural events, festivals, and networking forums to strengthen ties and preserve the rich heritage and traditions of Kerala among expatriates. By facilitating such interactions, NORKA  promotes a sense of belonging and identity among NRKs, bridging the geographical and cultural divide between them and their homeland.

Furthermore, NORKA  operates various welfare schemes and assistance programs to cater to the specific needs of NRKs, including healthcare support, educational assistance, and housing schemes. These initiatives aim to improve the quality of life for expatriates and their families, ensuring they receive essential services and support, regardless of their geographical location.

In essence, NORKA  stands as a beacon of support and solidarity for the Kerala diaspora, offering a wide range of services, assistance, and opportunities to NRKs worldwide. Through its multifaceted approach, the organization continues to uphold its mission of empowering and enriching the lives of Non-Resident Keralites, while strengthening their bond with their homeland.