Gypsy Dalits, 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 yet alone find jobs or receive education.
SAFE have been working with our partners WCDT to address the poverty issues that Gypsy Dalits in Mugaiyur have subsequently faced by helping them get an education, learn skills and receive health screening.