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Save the Dalits from human trafficking – prevention through education
Most of us can’t really imagine what it’s like to live in extreme poverty. Half of all victims of human trafficking live in India, and most of them are Dalits. Members of this caste account for a quarter of the Indian population – around 250 million people. Also known as “untouchables”, Dalits often experience discrimination on the grounds of their origin. Many of these largely uneducated and desperately poor people become victims of modern slavery.
How can a family break free from this situation? How can parents be prevented from giving away their children for allegedly good “jobs”? As a preventive measure, the Dalits are appealing for their children to receive a school education.
We are responding to this plea: by setting up a primary school in India, we want to give many (Dalit) children the opportunity of a proper school education within the next few years. We are also aiming to provide support for entire families and village communities through prevention schemes such as healthcare, vocational training programmes and projects designed to boost income.
A school education – the only way to achieve freedom
Thank you for your interest.
Claudia Tresch and the Engel & Völkers Ascona team