Mugaiyur, India
Supporting a livelihood skills and education project with adults and children of the Gypsy Dalit community.

Mugaiyur, India

The Dalits are a community of people who were traditionally called Untouchables in Indian society. As the name suggests they have been excluded from opportunities to engage with other sections of Indian society, going as far as being prevented from any contact at all.

They have suffered the consequences of extreme negative public opinion since the caste system was established. Gypsy Dalits have therefore found it difficult to integrate and establish themselves within Indian society.

The Safe Foundation have partnered with WCDT to address the poverty issues that gyspy dalits in Mugaiyur have subsequently faced.

Mugaiyur, India Project Goals

Millennium Development Goals
The Mugaiyur, India project is helping to work towards these Millennium Development Goals. There are eight MDGs, ranging from halving extreme poverty to halting the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing universal primary education, all by the target date of 2015 – form a blueprint agreed to by all the world’s countries and all the world’s leading development institutions. Find out more here.