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FROM DIRECTOR's DESK
Welcome to Dalit Solidarity!, A charity, giving voice to the voiceless, established in 2000 was to promote dignity, equality and justice for all Indians regardless of one’s caste, race, gender and religion. Dalits (once called “Untouchables”) still remain marginalized, invisible and oppressed. But there is a key way to break the cycle of poverty and untouchability – through literacy & empowerment. Dalit Solidarity, Inc., has been uplifting the poor & the marginalized for many years! Thank you, friends and families for making this possible through your generous support to Dalit Solidarity. We are actively serving a population often forgotten and oppressed. We have been serving them with pride and joy for the last 20 years and promoted their wellbeing and development. Dalit Solidarity has worked steadily to provide India’s Dalits with the tools they need to make better lives for themselves and their families.
Our continued work in the vital area of education, healthcare, empowerment and development relies increasingly on the generosity and support of individuals and organizations. Dalit Solidarity serves as a lifeline to those living at the fringes of society, encouraging and developing them. Please join the Dalit Solidarity family today by making a contribution, sponsoring a child, or offering a loved one the gift of a donation in his or her name. Your support will enable us to continue our mission.
May God abundantly bless you and your family, for keeping His poor near and dear to your hearts.
Get involved where it matters
Everyone can help change the world, one step at a time. Whether it is one volunteer hour or one dollar, you can make a difference with our projects.
20 YEARS OF HUMANITARIAN SERVICE
As we celebrate our 20th anniversary, we gratefully remember all those who walked with us during these twenty years. We express our deep gratitude to every one who marched with us in our journey in empowering the Dalits to live with dignity and respect in India. Without our friends and supporters, we could not have achieved so much in making great difference in the lives of our brothers and sisters who have been considered as impure and untouchables all their lives. Dalit Solidarity has touched many lives in this short period by turning their lives around.
- Two of our students have become engineers, six of them have become nurses, more than twenty have got some jobs
- We are now educating over 25 students each year in elementary school, high school, college and graduate school.
- As result of our efforts, we could see tangible progress when our students have become health care professionals, School teachers.
- Our medical facilities treat over 1500 patients each month, and we opened five new satellite clinics.
- 90% of our community college graduates found employment within six months after graduation.
- We have trained over 150 volunteers to act as First Responders and provide first aid in their villages.
- We have built over 80 homes for tsunami victims and widows.
- We have formed 10 self-help widows’ groups
- We have organised the first ever conference for widows on International women’s Day.
- We have two successful milk-cooperative societies run by widows toward their empowerment.
how you can help us
sponsor a child
By sponsoring a Dalit child you are effectively giving him or her a life-changing opportunity - a future with real prospects away from poverty and oppression
support a widow
Empower the poorest members of Indian society, particularly the women and especially the widows, by providing them with new economic opportunities
Provide quality health care for the poor when it is needed and support Village Health Program (VHP) to provide community health care for over 36 villages in Villupuram, India.
Provide clean water and sanitation to every man, woman, and child in every community, including the most vulnerable populations in the hardest-to-reach places
Support women to afford better food, necessary health care and to achieve the dream of providing their children with quality education
Provide vocational training for qualified high school graduates in nursing, computers and tailoring
Ground breaking event, dec 2019
St. Patrick’s has been a beacon of hope and source of blessings to 755 children from 30 nearby villages. St. Patrick maintains a strong record of success and excellence in providing cost effective and quality education to children who are socially and economically disadvantaged. Your generosity has helped these children return to school and enjoy their childhood. American Schools and Hospitals Award (ASHA) has donated St.Patrick’s with additional classrooms in order to provide enough space for computer & physics lab and library. Mr.Matthew Jelacic, USAID and Mr.Moulik D Berkana, Cultural Affairs Officer at Chennai US Consulate participated in the ground breaking ceremony on Dec 9th, 2019. His Excellency, Dr. A. Neethinathan, Bishop of Chingleput blessed the foundation stone. Both the staff and students our St.Patrick did an exceptional job in welcoming them. Congratulations to St.Patrick! Another milestone!
US volunteers, Jan 2020
Dalit Solidarity is very grateful for three premed students, Claudio Ordonez, Tommy Tu and Jon Patel from Baylor University and one more, Vikram Patel who volunteered to come St. Mary’s Health Center, Odiayathur and St. Patrick’s Academy for a ten-days trip. They wanted to have an exposure of our health system, culture and history. Leenus Thiag, a staff-nurse from North Carolina supported their initiative with all logistics and program. They were very much taken up by the exceptional welcoming celebration given by the clinic staff in the middle of the night when they arrived. It was such a unique experience to have a group of people who hardly know them be so welcoming and loving to their home. Both our clinic and school staff have done amazing job with the volunteers in helping them out in conducting medical camps in five villages and in visiting two schools. Jon Patel, the leader of the team said that this trip is something that each one of them will carry for the rest of their lives.