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Dalit Freedom Network

Rating: 4.56 stars   102 reviews 6,435

Nonprofit Issues:

Address:

631 Pennsylvania Ave. S.E Suite 2 Washington DC 20003 USA

Mission:

The Dalit Freedom Network (DFN) is a human rights, non-government organization that partners with the Dalit people in India. We represent a vast network of justice-minded, modern-day abolitionists committed to bringing freedom to history’s longest standing oppressed people group. We believe that we can end Dalit injustices, such as human trafficking and child labor, and make slavery history in India. Our major partners are Operation Mercy Charitable Company (OMCC), Operation Mercy India Foundation (OMIF), and the All-India Confederation of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Organizations (SC-ST Confederation).

Results:

Currently we have established 100 schools, with nearly 25,000 children enrolled.

Target demographics:

The Dalit Freedom Network partners with the Dalit people of India, also known by demeaning labels such as "untouchables," "outcastes," and recently "slumdogs." The Dalits constitute 25% of India's 1.2 biliion population---250 million people---nearly the population of the United States.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

Our 5-year goal is to establish 1,000 schools and educate 500,000 of India's precious Dalit children

Geographic areas served:

India

Programs:

The cornerstone of our Community Transformation Model is Education. We believe that education changes a nation and that education is the issue that solves all other issues. Our Healthcare, Economic Development, and Social Justice work throughout India are launched from our schools, called Dalit Education Centers (DECs).

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am supporting a second child through the Dalia Freedom Network. I first heard about this organization several years ago now via a Caedmon's Call CD ("Share the Well") and I was deeply impacted by the stories of the "untouchable" people of India. What joy to see the power of Christian faith and love in these children! I love receiving letters from my sponsored child, and I am very thankful for this ministry!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am blessed to sponsor a child through the Dalit Freedom Network. She is a special girl in India who I have had the privledge of getting to know through her letters and regular updates through DFN. One of the things I really appreciate about this organization is that I may e-mail my sponsored child and that letter is then forwarded to her. This way I may include photos of my family and pets, which she really enjoys receiving.

Updates from the Dalit Freedom Network come several times a year, and I am able to read of the positive impact they are making in ministering to the Dalit peoples of India and their children.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Helping a young child and her family through sponsorship.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Allow small gifts (like stickers) to be sent to my sponsored child.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The Dalit are the most persecuted group in India due to their status as the lowest caste within the caste system. As such they are treated worse than garbage, unable even to send their children to school, find employment, or even get water from the village wells without begging for it. They are physically and emotionally abused. When I first learned of them, I knew in my heart that I needed to become involved to help ease this suffering, and sponsoring a little girl was the best way for me to do this. I am able to write to her, and she writes back to me. I get updates on her progress in school as well.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

being able to help a young girl and her family so they may rise from the oppression of the caste system.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-6-01

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

7 people found this review helpful

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How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Some

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

this is a ploy to divide india.policies of nehru and indira made india to grow into this mess and not the oppression.Americans are following the same divide and rule policy.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Badly

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

None

Will you recommend this organization to others?

No

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been donating to this cause for over a year. It is a great charity because they help get children who are at risk get out of their terrible situations. They help with food and education and are trying to end the slavery of these children. I cannot think of a better cause than this. Anytime you can get children out of prostitution you are making right choices. I pray for this organization and the children.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am sponsoring a Delit child and I think that without the Delit Freedom Network there would be a lot of children lost in this world. I totally support this organization and hope to do more in the future.

This comment should be counted in the "Educaiton For All: campaign.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I am able to have the macro and micro view as a donor, and see how my contributions help the children and the community as a whole.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Seeing children grow

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

wish more donors will become aware of the impact this organization is making in so many lives far away.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have been supporting 2 children for several years. I receive several letters a year from the children plus their pictures and school progress reports. I enjoy seeing them grow and progress.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I receive reports and updates from the organization.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would not change anything

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Inhale loved being involved with DFN. Imam a teacher in the USA and have spent the last four summers in India. I have been able to meet one of my sponsor children and have blessed to visit her home and family on many occasions. I have loved traveling around, visiting teachers, and working together. My life has been enriched, I can't wait to go back!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Dalit Freedom Network is helping a group of people who really are needy and oppressed. I applaud them for their work.

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I have been supporting a student through the DFN schools for over 4 years. I love having the opportunity to help empower a student whose social and economic status could have kept her from experiencing much success. I love that the love of Christ is shared with these students as well as academic knowledge. I receive letters and drawings from the student I support, and I post them to remind me to pray for her. She also reminds me that she prays for me.

Dalit Freedom Network keeps me informed about this student's progress and her family situation and health as well. They truly care for the whole child! I am honored to get to take part in my tiny little way in the ministry they do!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've experienced the results as I have heard reports from the president of the organization and have been able to see that one student completed school and now am able to support a new student.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I would now know how to make the organization better. They seem to do a great job caring for these students.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

We first encountered Dalit Freedom Network in 2005 while in college and instantly feel in love with the staff, vision and mission. We have been supporting a girl for the last 3 years and love hearing from her as well as updates on all the education centers. We could not think of a better organization to nominate for Education 4 All's non-profit award. Tim and Dana Kramer

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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