About the Dalit People
- There are more than 250 million Dalits in India.
- The Dalits are also known as the “untouchables”.
- Even though untouchability is outlawed by the Indian constitution, its practice still exists within society and Dalits suffer as a result.
- Most Dalit children have no access to education.
- The historical hero of the Dalit people is Dr. B.R. Ambedkar who sought their freedom 50 years ago.
- The Dalits made their most recent corporate quest for freedom in 2001.
- DFN was founded in 2003.
- DFN is located in Washington D.C, USA.
- DFN’s main partners are Operation Mercy India Foundation and the Federation of SC/ST Organizations.
- DFN works in four main focus areas: 1) Education; 2) Healthcare; 3) Economic Development; and 4) Social Justice.
- DFN’s International President: Dr. Joseph D’souza
- DFN has more than 100 schools for Dalit children within India.
- Sponsor a Dalit child’s education at www.dalitchild.com
- You can volunteer your time in our USA office or in India.
- You can be a Dalit advocate in your own community.
- You can join DFN on a medical / exposure trip to India.
- You can host a Dalit Freedom Festival in your area.