Dalit Freedom Network

Rating: 4.55 stars   101 reviews

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Location: 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  

The Dalit Freedom Network has blessed my life by opening the opportunity for my family to sponsor a Dalit child. Receiving letters from our child as well as reports on how he is doing educationally has been such a blessing to us. Education is crucial as it will give these children opportunities in life they would never have otherwise.

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

receiving reports on the child our family sponsors.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the communications and updates they provide with successes and needs.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the lives of countless Dalit families and children by empowering them with education, knowledge, and the tools they need not for the moment but for their future and future generations.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a wonderful charity organization. It provides education for the children of untouchables (Dalits) in India. In addition, there are many selections of business and service opportunities for Dalit adults with a wide range of contribution categories. The personnel are wonderful in that they quickly answer any questions you may have. I have corresponded several times with a young woman in Colorado who is a liaison to the sponsorhip of the children. She has always provided me with answers.

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

from obtaining information on the children I have sponsored. I have been able to write my children and send small gifts which they may share with classmates.

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About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-7-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

DFN works with Indian partners to educate Dalit children and reverse their destiny of oppression, which is a key to community transformation. The mission of DFN is to empower the Dalits, at their request,for dignity by networking human, financial, and informational resources. This is a non-profit with strong financial accountability, a vital mission, and growing numbers of children being educated.

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

receiving letters from the student I sponsor, and recently hearing one of the top leaders of DNF speak about its growth and changed lives and communities.

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About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

DFN is a phenomenal charity working to educate the Dalit children of India through English medium schools. They are freeing many Dalits from lives of slavery, oppression and poverty through the Dalit Education Centers. I highly recommend this organization. DFN speaks out against caste discrimination and helps children (and women) know their worth in the site of God.

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

hearing Dr. Joseph D'Souza share with my church the changes that have taken place in the last 10 years in India, as well as receiving letters from my sponsored child, and hearing personal experiences from those who attended the first DEC graduation.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

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