Thanks to the USAID/ASHA team!
AT ST. PAT'S, INDIA
Father Ben at the UN NGO Conference, Jan 2023!
Dalit Solidarity, a nonprofit and tax-exempt charity was my brainchild that was born out of my conviction that we all owe something to the community we came from. I have lived this philosophy that we need to share our blessings with those who are underprivileged for the past twenty-three years since its inception. I have won the hearts of many around the world in championing for the work of empowerment and development. I express my deep appreciation and gratitude to those who have involved with us in lifting the poor and marginalized. Your generosity makes a great impact and changes their lives. There are some who always support us unanimously.
For the past two decades, Dalit Solidarity has reached out to marginalized communities in India, Sri Lanka, Malawi, Myanmar & Ukraine through our humanitarian programs such as education, health care and development. We supported 15 Ukrainian refugees to settle in the United States in 2022. We have given them hope and dignity and changed them as bread winners of their families. We have a number of success stories of children, widows and the destitute in completing higher education, finding good jobs in abroad or having their own business.
I credit our success to God and to each and every one of you, my friends and families who have been supporting us for many years. My special thanks to our board members who have been resting in peace. I cannot forget their incredible contribution and sacrifice. Many of you continue to inspire us through your generosity and kindness to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged. I wish and pray that you all remain in good health and peace.
Dalit Solidarity was invited to attend the 2023 Regular Session, Committee on NGOs at United Nations Headquarters, New York. The UN delegates were evaluating charitable organizations who applied for ECOSOC status. I had the privilege to address the delegates in elaborating the role of Dalit Solidarity in shaping the marginalized communities around the world. The world leaders were immensely happy to hear about the positive impact we have made among the poor and marginalized. The UN accreditation will make us more credible in the eyes of the public.
Please join the Dalit Solidarity family today and change a life. Your support will enable us to continue our mission. All donations to Dalit Solidarity are tax-deductible. Please forward your tax-deductible donations to ‘Dalit Solidarity, P.O. Box 178995, San Diego, CA 92177.’
Dalit Lives Matter! Make Your Impact
Dalits are the victims of an ancient form of persecution and segregation in India known as the caste system. Caste is based upon the Hindu belief of “Karma,” the notion that one’s present life is based on the good and bad deeds of their previous life. Thus, if one is born into a life of struggle, it’s because of past misdeeds. Such thinking excludes the impulse to offer charity, because each person “deserves” their current status in life and must work out his or her own destiny. Approximately 25% of India’s 1.3 billion people are Dalits — that comprises nearly 300 million people! Even after 75 years of India’s independence and economic advancement in recent years, Dalits remain marginalized, invisible and oppressed. Social exclusion, economic sanction and lack of education deprive the Dalits of basic human rights, even today. This suffering group is kept far from the benefits of equal education, career advancement or political opportunity.