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Mike Ross' Fundraiser:

Trekking for Change 2015 - Nepal

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BENEFITING: Dalit Freedom Fund

EVENT DATE: Oct 31, 2015

Mike Ross

THE STORY:

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To complete your donation, please go to the following link: http://dalitnetwork.org/trekking-for-change-2015/. In the comment box type "Trekking for Change."

Currently living and working in Brussels, my son James and I are traveling to the Himalayas in November to raise money for the Dalit Freedom Network (DFN). 

Trip expenses are paid by me and all donations go directly to DFN to build new classrooms for Dalit children in Betul, India.

DFN's Good Shepherd Schools are becoming so well-known in their communities that they are continually receiving enrollment applications. Several schools are at full capacity in their existing school buildings; without immediate funding for additional classrooms, they will have to turn these prospective students away. With more classroom space however, they will be able to continue to grow, adding full new kindergarten classes every year.

As more and more Dalit children are educated and empowered, Dalit communities will encounter true freedom. Without these facilities a Dalit child will never receive an education or an opportunity to advance in life. Each classroom changes countless lives every year.

The bricks that go into making the school are made by the Dalits themselves, and then the Dalits and Sudras construct the school. The Good Shepherd Schools are a lighthouse for the entire community. Schools are built brick by brick - for $1 you can provide two bricks. Each classroom costs between $25,000 to $30,000.

For more information on the DFN and current projects:

  • info@dalitfreedom.net (email);
  • 604-535-4240 (Vancouver);
  • 1-888-592-2238 (tollfree);
  • DFN website.  

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