Previously we have distributed free uniform to 60 Vadaar children who are entering now getting entrance in the main stream of education by the efforts of People to People. These children were begging in the past but now they are going to school to get education and feel a part of society like other children. Thanks to our donors who helped us to purchase the uniform for those children.
Lokamitra has spent most of his adult life working in India to support the Dalit Buddhist community in their struggle against Hindu caste prejudice and its regard of them as literally “untouchable”. Inspired by the life and work of the great Dalit leader, India’s first Justice Minister Dr. Bhimrao Ambedkar, the Nagaloka Institute provides an invaluable chance to thousands of young Dalits, educating them in how Buddhism can help support their democratic rights to liberty, equality, and fraternity.
Ratnashri from Mumbai and Vijaya from Nagpur talk to Dassini about their perspectives on the IC; being outside of India for the first time, and being inspired by the example of Dr Ambedkar to see learning and developing skills as having no age limit.
Vijaya shares her top 3 highlights from the meeting, the first being an approach to conflict resolution that builds confidence and supports individuals to see their own shortcomings in the light of the Buddha’s kindness.
These all young men and women are looking for break through in their life. They all are from very poor background and their family income are not more than 50,000 Rs. Most of the student’s fathers are heavy drinker and not supporting them financially. Some women are married but their husbands are not supportive and family always go through financial crises. I always like to spend sometime together with them on...
By lokabandhu on Fri, 5 Apr, 2013 - 06:17Aryaketu writes from India with the news that Triratna’s Aryaloka Computer Education project, founded by him in India some twelve years ago, has just opened its third branch at Bhilgaon, outside Nagpur.
Aryaloka specialises in providing high-quality computer IT training for students from slum and village areas. He says - “In addition to opening our third branch, we have also established community facilities for 7 to 9 women students. In addition to the IT course...