The Dalit people have been facing caste discrimination for too long, but over the last ten years, your caring investment in the work we’re doing has enabled them to rise above their situation and find hope for their future! Your gifts truly change Dalit lives, so we hope that you’ll enjoy these stories of some of the Dalit people you’ve helped.
We get so excited when we see graduations at our Good Shepherd Schools. Years of hard work culminate in those thrilling moments when students who might never have received an education walk across the stage. Behind each and every cap and gown is a story of hope, made possible by your gifts.
Six years ago, a few members of our staff met Deepthi in a Bangalore slum and listened to her heartbreaking story. For many years, she and her mother were physically abused by their family before they were able to escape to a slum. Unfortunately, in their new home they were even more vulnerable to abuse.
Thankfully, when one of our staff members found Deepthi, she was open to telling her story. She was brought into one of our shelters and cried as she told her story and showed her scars. With support, Deepthi was able to recover emotionally and physically, and soon she began attending one of our Good Shepherd Schools.
Deepthi flourished in her new, caring environment. She became an outstanding student, working hard at her studies to beat her achievements every year. Last year, she graduated from Grade 10 with distinction!
Today, Deepthi is studying physics, chemistry, math and biology at a local university, earning the prerequisites to become a medical doctor. She is a beautiful, confident girl filled with hope for her future, and promises to be not only a skilled doctor—but also one filled with compassion for each person she treats.