- The poor do not need our compassion or our pity, they need our help. What they give to us is more than we give to them" Mother Teresa
- Illiteracy, homelessness, malnutrition, chronic illness, bonded labour and exploitation of every kind is prevalent among the Dalits.
- Dalits are at the lowest rung of the social ladder in India. Considered 'untouchables' they are widely subjected to poverty, social ostracism, religious marginalization and even sexual exploitation.
- We have direct links with two schools for Dalits and other outcast children. Both schools provide an excellent English-medium education that will empower each student and give them a chance to escape the oppression they were born into.
- "It is not how much love we give but how much love we put in the giving ..." (Words of Mother Teresa)
- "This school is a beacon of light liberating children from the clutches of ignorance, child labour and child prostitution, bringing liberation to them all ..." (Words of Father Eric Mathias)
- Supporting Dalit Children supports the education and social welfare of Dalit children (the 'untouchables'), in Southern India.
"God Bless You"
Our Sponsor Parents
We have just has this message for our sponsor parents, from Sr Reena:-
"I am glad to inform that we got the results of class 10th, the first batch students of Kapepaladi. All the students passed with very good marks.
Thank you for your love, generosity and all your hard work. It was a great joy for all of us and you are the reason for the happiness of the children, their families and all the teachers of Kapepaladi. God bless you.”
This is just such uplifting news. The 8th Std students left Kapepaladi school 2 years ago and were the first group to move to Manvi school. Their results of the SSLC exams taken in 10th Std are the equivalent of our GCSE exams. These results are excellent and Sr Reena is so proud of these students for all they have achieved.
This group of students are the first ever class to move to Manvi school from Kapepaladi school, and they had to transition during the first lockdown in 2020, which wasn’t without problems as many of them didn’t have mobile phones to be able to do their lessons with at home. We supported them in funding 9 mobile phones for the ones whose families didn’t possess a smart phone.
Where there’s a will there’s a way!
Fr Leo took a great deal of time visiting these students at their homes too, as the Manvi teachers didn’t know them as they were new to the school and had to start their classes working from home. He made sure they were all well and if any of them had any additional needs, such as a mobile phone, he communicated this to us and we helped them out. We are so proud of them all for achieving such great results, and for being the first student pioneers so to speak - and they are pictured below.