|Sponsor a Dalit Child|
Transforming India one child at a time!
India's Dalit People
Education for the Dalits
These DECs are placed in strategic locations chosen by the local Dalit leadership. Ideally, each Dalit Education Center will eventually cater to the educational needs of 250 - 500 children. Built on high academic standards, the DECs are based on the Christian worldview about God, human dignity, human salvation and social equality.
OM India has already launched over 50 centres across the nation and aims to have 100 schools running within the next few years. Other Christian organizations are also partnering with this significant project.
Dalit Education Centre Aims
Education: OM India's DEC staff is committed to providing quality education to the Dalit children. This education is offered from Kindergarten through to Grade Ten. It is conducted in English, the language of commerce and upward mobility in India. Educating the next generation of Dalits will help to ensure the end of exploitation and oppression.
Vocational Training: In addition to the education for children, vocational training is provided along with Micro Enterprise opportunities for older teenagers and adults who want to learn income-generating skills. Training includes tailoring, driving, carpentry, cycle repair, ironing and electrical work. By earning their own money, these young adults will be able to end the vicious cycle of poverty and oppression.
Spiritual Hope: Along with the DEC Schools, a team of six OM India field workers visits nearby villages to address the spiritual needs of the community. Dalits are seeking freedom, dignity and acceptance.Â OM India provides opportunities for Indian peoples to hear Biblical truth. For many who have been treated as worthless creatures, the Bible's teaching about the value and worth of every human being is revolutionary.
Personal Dignity: Each DEC student is required to pay a minimum monthly fee. This helps to create a sense of ownership, dignity and accountability in the lives of the students and their parents. The actual cost of their schooling is much higher than the school fees collected. Thus, these children must rely on scholarships and sponsorship to complete their schooling.
You can be involved in the education of these Dalit children.
Frequently Asked Questions
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OR €3024 to cover the entire 12 years of schooling.
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This is to ensure other children do not feel hurt, neglected or left out. You are, of course, welcome to consider bringing a gift for the school as a whole or a small gift for every child.
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|Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2011 16:11|