1 Year Scholarship for discriminated Dalit children
Encouraged by the response to the Ambedkar Scholarships Programme that we launched just 4 years ago, we have decided to initiate a special category to help our most deprived and discriminated children – those whose parents have to scavenge for a living.
There are over 14 lakh Dalit people who are forced to earn a pitiful living by cleaning dry latrines. Though outlawed in 1993, this hateful practice still continues.
Andhra Pradesh is one of the states which has a very large number of people working at this. Andhra Pradesh is also one of the states that is at the forefront of the war to end this shameful blot on humanity. Under the leadership of the legendary Bezwada Wilson, the Safai Karamchari
Andolan (SKA) is making great progress in this war – please read Gita Ramaswamy's "India Stinking" (published by Navayana) for details.
Ambedkar Scholarship is proud to associate itself with SKA in starting a special category to help children of people who have to scavenge go to school and college. SKA (with Gita Ramaswamy's help) will select the recipients of these scholarships.
The other conditions for these scholarships will remain as before.
To support a child please contribute Rs.5,500/ or US$150/. This scholarship will support the recipient for one year.
Please send your cheque to
#302,Chandra Ganga Enclave,
Dr. A.S.Rao Nagar, E.C.I.L. Post,
Hyderabad – 500062,
4133 La Crescenta Ave.,
La Crescenta, CA – 91214,
IMPORTANT – Please mention whether your contribution is to be included in the "open category" (meant for any Dalit child) or the "special category" (meant for children whose parents have to scavenge).
Please visit www.ambedkarscholarship.org for more information about these programmes.