A Quarter Century Journey!

For a quarter century,  Dalit Solidarity as a nonprofit and tax-exempt organization has served as a lifeline to those living at the fringes of society. Lives are being changed, uplifted, and dignified beyond comprehension to those who are socially and economically disadvantaged. We have so many stories of success that changed many lives. You are the reason behind our success. You can be proud of what you have made possible, even as we look forward to what comes next.

While caste-based discrimination  continues to grow,  equality is just  a dream.  Caught in the cycle of poverty and exploitation, Dalits are deprived of opportunities in life.  They remain marginalized and invisible and live in an abject  poverty.  We believe every human being should have opportunities to succeed in life, irrespective of where or how he or she is born. We all owe to our vulnerable fellow citizens as they have gone through oppression for centuries. 

Our continued work in the vital area of education, healthcare, empowerment, and development relies increasingly on the generosity and support of individuals like you. Love has no limits and boundaries. It will travel as far as you let it. A simple, humble, and loving service for our sisters and brothers is a great way of building humanity. Your generosity accomplishes something very simple yet very powerful.

Together we can make difference! Please join us and give them hope. The poor and the marginalized always live in hope – Hope of ever becoming better when they could rise as equal to other fellow human beings. This hope is realized through people like you.

Small or large, your donation will pave the way to a bright and limitless future for our children, destitute and widows. Please consider your support to make programs very effective. All donations to Dalit Solidarity are tax-deductible. Please forward your gift payable to  ‘Dalit Solidarity,  P.O. Box 178995, San Diego, CA 92177.’  You can also donate online at www.dalitsolidarity.org 

Ben Chinnappan
Executive Director
+1-708-612-4248
dalitsolidarity@gmail.com

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Library Project by Shaunya Kumar!

Shaunya Kumar, a rising high schooler from Shakopee, MN, is the youngest of our volunteers. As a first-generation Indian in the US, she is deeply passionate about philanthropy and giving back to communities in India. Her article ‘Analyzing the Indian Caste System and Americans’ Roles in Resolving India’s Most Pressing Developmental Issue’ is focused on how American residents can reform marginalizing stigma and social norms. Currently, with Dalit Solidarity, Shaunya is supporting several educational programs for children and implementing her own initiative of raising access to diverse literature and books for youth. Dalit Solidarity is very grateful to Shaunya for donating $3500 through winning essay competitions to support the education of Dalit and Tribal Children.

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.

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About Us

Dalit Solidarity, a non-profit charity was established as a 501(3)© Tax-Exempt organization with EIN 25-1865082 in 2000 in the US to promote equality and justice for Dalits who have been marginalised for centuries under caste oppression. We are incorporated as a charity in Pennsylvania and registered both in Illinois & California as charities. We are members both in San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce and in BBB as an accredited charity. We have won a 2022 Top-Rated Award from @GreatNonprofits. We earned a GuideStar Platinum Seal of Transparency 2021. Dalit Solidarity has earned a/an 85/100 rating on Charity Navigator.

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For many children in India, school is just a dream. Caught in the cycle of poverty and exploitation, they are lost to education, and therefore, opportunities in life. Education is the key to providing children with the knowledge, and skills to earn a living leading to a healthier, more productive life. Dalit Solidarity serves as a lifeline to those living at the fringes of society, encouraging, and educating them. Our continued work in the vital area of education, healthcare, empowerment and development relies increasingly on the generosity and support of individuals and organizations

Empowerment

Education and development were great tools of social empowerment and emancipation. We believe every human being should have opportunities to succeed in life, irrespective of one's caste, religion, race or language or where  he or she is born.  Dalit Solidarity has been a beacon of hope and a source of blessings.   As supporters and friends of Dalit Solidarity, you can be proud of what you have made possible, even as we look forward to what comes next.   Dalit Solidarity has been silently revolutionizing their lives for the better future. Empowering them with knowledge and education is the key to power and success.

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to improve lifestyle of underprivileged society

Making an Impact for Dalits

120,000+ Dalit Children

(65% girls from the marginalised communities) were directly and indirectly reached.

Educate A Child

9600+ Students

graduated from various schools and colleges benefited from our sponsorship program.

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65+ Villages

have children benefited from our education program in and around Villupuram District.

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1500+ Patients

are treated every month from the surrounding villages in Villupuram District, India.

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1800+ First Responders

from local villages have been trained to be the First Responders for emergency.

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250+ VHPs

Village Health Programs have been conducted in and around Villupuram District, India.

Provide Healthcare

70+ Homes

constructed for widows and poor families living in Villupuram District, India.

Provide Shelter

150+ Milk Cows

have been distributed to widows and the poor in Villupuram District, India.

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700+ Widows

have been benefited from Thalirgal Self Help Group in Villupuram District, India.

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900+ Orphan Children

have been benefited directly from our outreach program through various institutions.

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30+ Institutions

Extremely deserving charitable, health and institutions are supported in India.

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4500+ Families

were provided with dry ration and livelihood during COVID-19 pandemic in India.

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