DALIT FREEDOM NETWORK?
In 2001, 100,000 Dalits gathered in New Delhi to appeal for the equal rights and privileges
that they had been denied for 3,000 years. Their cry was simple, “Give us freedom from
caste bondage and untouchability, and give our children equal opportunities to
determine their own personal identity and destiny.”
• Provide quality education to Dalit children in
the rural villages of India.
• Impart to Dalit children human worth and
dignity, spiritual renewal, and social equality;
give every Dalit child an opportunity to know
that they are created by the God who loves
• Provide vocational training to Dalit men and
women that will enable them to achieve
• Develop public health education and disease
prevention in rural areas of India.
• Bring about a Canadian awareness of the
plight of the Dalit people.
Dr. Joseph D’souza, Founder and International
“He will rescue the poor when they cry to Him. He will help the oppressed
President of Dalit Freedom Network, attended this
gathering. He asked the Dalit leaders, “What do
you want us to do?” They replied:
This was the beginning of Dalit Freedom Network and our Good Shepherd Schools which
not only provide quality education, but truth and spiritual hope to Dalit communities.
who have no one to defend them.” Psalms 72: 12 NLT
“Free our children. Give them an English
medium education that they may have a
better future. Teach them that they are
created with dignity and worth.”