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September 30, 2011

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September 30, 2011

I'd like to recommend DFN for the Education 4 All Great Nonprofits Award. I have been sponsoring a child for a number of years, and DFN is a fantastic organization, working to better the lives of the Indian Dalit by providing education for their children—kids who for thousands of years have been denied the right to be educated and live without fear of injustice and poverty.

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I'd like for this review to be counted for Education 4 All, but the field won't let me change from "no" to anything else.

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September 30, 2011

We have supported two children through the Dalit Freedom Network for four years. Having been a contributor to various humanitarian causes over the years I am impressed with both the Mission of the Dalit Freedom Network and the organizational competency they demonstrate to operate a well run non-profit organization. The world today offers tremendous opportunity to help others and I am proud to be associated with the Dalit Freedom Network in their quest to improve lives through the education of children throughout India.
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September 30, 2011

I have been sponsoring a child through this network for several years now, and there is no reason to stop! It is appalling that the caste system should judge a person worthy of an education or not. The Dalit are the lowest of the low- with no real name for their kind. They are not given adequate jobs to support families, and with not enough money for food, these children are destined to a life without education and a repeat of this cycle. Through the Dalit Freedom Network, these children are given an opportunity to gain an education and be valued in a society that otherwise does not give them either. It only takes one to change, and this network is the start.

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

Definitely

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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September 30, 2011

My wife and I support two boys in a rural school in Uttar Pradesh. We have sponsored them for several years. We get regular updates and letters from the two boys as well as the school. We have followed up to get independent verification of the state of the school. We have a very high opinion of the transparency and authenticity of the organization. We highly recommend them and their vision for the Dalits of India.
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September 30, 2011

I am able to fund 3 the education of 3 Dalit children, who are learning the message that they are valuable creations and not sub-human because of their caste. They are being given life through this message and also through their education, which will give them possibilities of jobs and careers. Without this education, there is no hope for them. I receive photos and biographical data of each child, as well as periodic postings of their grades and graduations. For less than $30.00 per month, I am able to do this for each child that I sponsor. I am horrified by the continuing effects of the caste system, but glad to be able to enable positive change for some of its victims.

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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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September 30, 2011

I sponsor a young girl in India. Because of my contribution she is able to get schooling. It is such a blessing knowing that she has this opportunity, when normally in her circumstances she wouldn't have it. I know she has a hard life; her family is struggling. I love to receive letters and drawing from her, but even more I am thankful that I can support her and write words of encouragement to her.
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September 30, 2011

I sponsor a girl who attends school in India, and it is such a joy and pleasure to get her letters. She also send pictures. I have written her back, and it's great to see her growing up.
I think it is so important to educate these impoverished children who are looked down and treated as
lower-class simply because of their birth. Education is such a vital step in these childrens' lives to change society. I'm so glad I can part of it.
September 22, 2011

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September 21, 2010

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 sc... more

September 22, 2011

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.

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Helping a young child and her family through sponsorship.

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

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

September 21, 2010

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.

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

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

October 21, 2010

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October 21, 2010

I'm a proud donor to Dalit Freedom Network, and have had my expectations exceeded with the thorough nature of this charity's work and communication regarding my donations.

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I see regular correspondence regarding how my donation is being used and the progress of the child.

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

Nothing I know of.

September 30, 2010

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September 30, 2010

Dalit Freedom Network is a wonderful and trustworthy organization that I'm blessed to be a part of. They are making a difference in the lives of children every day by breaking the cycle of abuse and poverty. They are a true "voice" for the children and are giving them a second chance at life. I have been a child sponsor for three years now and find it very rewarding and life changing. I really enjoy getting to know my sponsor child through letter writing and know that my involvement is having a significant impact on her life!

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sponsoring a child and receiving letters from her as well as updates from the Dalit Education Centers. I also had an opportunity to hear Dr. Joseph D'souza speak at my church & share how the DFN is making great strides in bringing hope to the children.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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