caste system, millions of Dalit children have been denied education
for generations. Five years ago, the Dalit children would have been
condemned to poverty and oppression. Today they are being equipped
for a bright future.
Sheshmani – a 9-year-old boy who didn’t know how to dress, take a
bath, behave in class or even hold a pencil to write – are now being
changed and face a very different life because of the Dalit
OM India is at
the forefront of efforts to provide hope and a future for Dalit
children. In partnership with the All India Christian Council and
the Dalit Freedom Network, OM India has provided 54 schools
in just five years. The high-quality, English education available in
these Dalit Education Centers will open previously unimaginable
doors of opportunity for the Dalit children.
Pray that the
Dalit Education Centers will continue to be a light and witness of
God’s grace and salvation within India’s caste society and that the
centers will be the catalyst of change in the country’s social
Pray for the
Lord will transform the lives of Dalit children and use them for His
Pray for the finances, staff and facilities so more Dalit Education
Centers can be opened in the days to come. In the long term, the aim
is to have 1,000 schools serving up to a half million children.