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Our Vision
        “Our vision to eradicate poverty and to change the life of the Dalit People suffering from poverty by making them self sustainable”
Our Mission
        The mission of DALIT WELFARE TRUST is to organize and mobilize the weaker, downtrodden and disabled sections of the society to empower them to resort to collective action to find solutions to their problems and to march towards the formation of a developed egalitarian society.
Our Goal
Ø  Engaging in interventional and educative programmes for environmental protection, soil and water conservation, anti plastic campaigns, tree planting programmes, etc.
Ø  Conducting awareness campaigns against infant mortality, female infanticide, child labour, child rights violations, etc.
Ø  Organizing women against domestic violence and gender discrimination and assisting them to achieve economic self reliance.
Ø  Imparting education and training on Entrepreneur, Skill development, sustainable agriculture and natural farming methods.
Strategies:
        The strategies of Dalit Welfare Trust are based on participatory role to all beneficiaries at the grassroots level. All the programmes are discussed at all stages with the supporting institutions, like minded organisations, other benefactors, beneficiaries and the general public of the targeted locality. A good rapport with the media, the elected leadership and the administrative machinery of the State and Central Governments, to influence them to give in to the collective will of the people and to look forward to the future of the Nation as a whole, is nurtured by the Trust. Above all, the practice of supervising and double checking all projects at all points of planning and implementation, together with strict scrutiny of the tangible results on ground is what makes Dalit Welfare Trust  most trustworthy to the international donor agencies.
ORGANIZATION PROFILE
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DALIT WELFARE TRUST
No.13/7, Bootha Perumal 1st Lane,
Anna Salai, Chennai – 600 002.                 
    
E.Mail ID: dalit_dwt@yahoo.co.in
Legal Status
Registered Charitable Trust
Regn.No. 3756/2005. 
Date: 23.12.2005.
Name and Designation of Chief Functionary
Mr.J.P.Nagabhushanam,
Founder/President.
Income Tax Registration
Registered as a  Charitable Trust under Section 12AA and Income Tax Exemption under section 80G of Income Tax Act 1961.
12 AA - DIT(E) No..2 (1053) dated: 24.09.2007.
80G    - DIT(E) No..2 (1053) dated: 28.12.2011.
F.C.R.A.
Applied.
Main objectives
Empowering Weaker Section of the Society
Safeguarding Human Rights andDeveloping Down trodden.
Name of Bank, Address & Account No
IDBI Bank. Parrys Branch, 
Chennai – 600 001.
Account No: 0907104000137805.
IFSC Code:IBKL0000907. MICR Code:600259007.
Axis Bank, Ramapuram Branch, 
149-1C/1D, Mount Poonamallee Road, Chennai – 600 089.
Account No: 074010100276344.
IFSC Code:UTIB0000074. MICR Code:600211005.
Pan Card No
AAATD9917B
Area of operation
Tiruvallur, Kancheepuram & Chennai districts.


Founder/President’s Statement:
        The major challenges of the time were again abject poverty among a large number of average Indian populations. This was more prominently observed among the rural people and the urban, slum dwellers.  Our counseling sessions gave adequate coverage to poverty, its causes and remedies.  India and its recent upsurge as a potential developing country has resources for all: but the major malady remains to be inefficient distribution system.  This could be tackled effectively through hard work and effective management of human and environmental resources.  The Dalit Welfare Trust, in the years ahead will give high priority for livelihood and eradication of poverty.
        I take this opportunity to thank all our supporters, advisors, partners, volunteers and members for the kind cooperation and hope our journey will continue towards a worthy destination. Let us hold hands to shape a new era of friendship and fellowship everywhere.
 

                                                                                                               
A) OBJECTIVES OF THE ORGANISATION:
1.     To motivate, educate, organize and train the people to bring out their    
        hidden potentialities and local resources towards their own     
        development.
2.     To empower  Youth & Women
3.     To form,motivate train and administrate Men&women self Help groups  
4.   To provide enough opportunities for the youths (Men and women) who      
    are    willing to come forward to render voluntary service in the time of     
    Natural/man made disaster and as well as community development    
    activities.
5.   To Protect environmental cleanliness, educate people in sanitation,    
        general health, pollution control, family welfare, safe sex, AIDS    
        prevention condom promotion
6.   To create opportunities for the drug – addicts in rehabilitations and eradicate illicit liquor and drug trafficking and manufacturing by involving the whole community in order to strengthen the future generation free from exploitation and social backwardness.
7.   To provide proper care for the old and infirm people, orphans, disabled widows and abandoned and the destitute, handicapped, leprosy patients, through various measures.
8.   To promote social values among the community organize various   
        orientation activities for men and women, also to conduct peace    
        marches whenever required.
         9.   To render legal aids to rural poor and to implement legal education and       training to protect their fundamental  rights and enjoy privilege as citizens.
   10. To provide relief and rehabilitation for the victims or drought, flood,    
         fire, natural calamities and communal riots.
   11 .To initiate and provide low-cost and durable housing facilities for    
         land less and  homeless an needy.
   12. To promote, crèches, Nursery & Primary Schools, High Schools, &     
         Higher Secondary Schools, Arts & Engineering college, Medical    
         College, community college, ITI,  teachers  training school and all  
     kinds of educational, vocational, professional, technical, rehabilitation   
     and counseling institutions of any description whatsoever, for the    
     normal & handicapped.
13.To organize dramas, cultural programmes, Exhibitions, street,  plays,    
     quiz programmes, conferences, workshop to create awareness on       
     importance of Education.
    14.To organize vocational training programmes  to promote handicraft    
         and self employment
    15. To conduct yoga classes.
    16. To Provide Proper education & health awareness to Rural & Urban     
          people.
  17. To conduct free tuition centers for poor students.
  18. To establish homes, training institutes, special schools, old age            
        homes, orphanages, homes for destitute, widows, street children,    
        lepers, blind, deaf mutes mentally retarded, and physically
        handicapped.
  19. To provide relief, render, help and assistance whether in cash or in     
        kind to the poor, needy, orphans, widows, aged, lepers, destitute,   
        handicapped, refugees and people affected by  natural calamities
        like cyclone, floods, famines, earthquakes, epidemics, etc.
  20. To give scholarship and help and assistance whether in cash or  in kind   
        to student  and people engaged in research.
  21. To start, establish, build, construct, modify, run maintain, manage and    
        take over clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and counseling centers for        
        the alcoholics and  drug addicts.
  22. To provide marriage counseling and family counseling.
  23. To conduct any  programme for uplift  the rural/urban poor.
  24. To guide and train unemployed and help them to find employment.
  25. To help encourage, train, advice and counsel the poor needy and   
        unemployed to start, manage shops, tiny industries, cottage     
        industries, rural/agri based industries, small scale  industries,
        micro-industries and other economic activity and to help them to get   
        finance ial assistance from Govt. banks and other financial institutions.
  26. To bring under cultivation the agricultural lands that lie fallow in order    
        to maintain self sufficiency and provide employment to the weaker         
        sections in the villages.
  27. To encourage, and develop saving and thrift among weaker sections of  
        the society.
  28. To design, start, run, maintain, and sustain micro – credit  schemes    
        and similar self – help schemes for the benefit of weaker sections of   
        the society.
  29. To work in collaboration with other charitable, educational, social and     
        Govt. organizations in furtherance of objects of the  trust.
  30. To take over or undertake management of any other charitable,    
        educational and social organizations and institutions.
  31. To donate to charitable, educational, social institutions and other    
        similar organizations, if need be.
32. To organize, conduct and sponsor meetings, seminars, conferences,
retreats, symposiums, training programmes, workshops, camps,
dialogues, lecture series, discourses, and debates in furtherance
of objects of the trust.
  33. To organise fund raising programmes to collect donations.
  34. To do all acts, deeds and things, which are lawful, incidental to    
        necessary and conducive to the attainment of the said objects. All the   
        activities of the trust shall be carried out without profit motive.
 

 
B) ACTIVITIES OF THE ORGANISATION:
SHG Formation and strengthening:
Dalit Welfare Trust  believe that gender equity is about empowering women and their Groups to foster a process of exposing oppressive power in existing relations between men and women, boys and girls, in order to challenge and change them at their pace and build more supportive relations at home and in society. Dalit Welfare Trust  believe that the livelihood strategy we promote should take into account the close relationship between the removal of poverty and concern for the environment which provides the livelihood base of the poor, which has been a traditional feature of India’s past. Dalit Welfare Trust believe that the livelihoods of the poor cannot be promoted by market forces and the private sector only; on the contrary they could easily be undermined. Institutions of the poor need to exercise a degree of control over market linkages and intermediary institutions. Dalit Welfare Trust  formed 261 groups in Rural and 70 urban areas of Tiruvallur, & Chennai,Districts. Training given to the SHG members. To provide support to economically disadvantaged women. Dalit Welfare Trust    organized viewed that for development of entrepreneurship among women and to encourage them to set up their own business ventures, exclusive adherence to poverty criteria would be unsuitable.
Physically handicapped development Programme:
        Dalit Welfare Trust conducted special rehabilitation assistance to 62 disabled.  They were provided dresses, disabled children were assisted with providing note books, and books as free of cost.  And also given training for income generation by the local resources.
Educational development programme:
        Dalit Welfare Trust launched a virtual war on illiteracy through a mass campaign 3 years ago. Today it has reached 50 literacy centers spanning the length and breadth of Chennai and surrounding  areas.  Dalit Welfare Trust takes literacy to the doorstep of every child howsoever far and remote he/she may be through a non-formal education programme. The campaign covers more than 1,000 learners annually which include children on the street, slums, rag-pickers, child laborers, tribal children. The Programme is open to all irrespective of caste and creed. Dalit Welfare Trust intervention focuses on ensuring the right of every child to be in school and thus preventing child labor, and for those already working a programme to wean them away from it. The learning programme includes pre-schooling for young children, bridge courses for working children, remedial classes (for those going to school) and National Open School (for drop-outs to complete X Std).
Eradication of child labour:
        India has the dubious distinction of being the nation with the largest number of child laborers in the world. The child labors endure miserable and difficult lives. They earn little and struggle to make enough to feed themselves and their families. They do not go to school; more than half of them are unable to learn the barest skills of literacy. Poverty is one of the main reasons behind this phenomenon. The unrelenting poverty forces the parents to push their young children in all forms of hazardous occupations. Child labor is a source of income for poor families. They provide help in household enterprises or of household chores in order to free adult household members for economic activity elsewhere. In some cases, the study found that a child's income accounted for between 34 and 37 percent of the total household income. In India the emergence of child labor is also because of unsustainable systems of landholding in agricultural areas and caste system in the rural areas. Bonded labour refers to the phenomenon of children working in conditions of servitude in order to pay their debts. The debt that binds them to their employer is incurred not by the children themselves but by their parent. The creditors cum employers offer these loans to destitute parents in an effort to secure the labor of these children. The arrangements between the parents and contracting agents are usually informal and unwritten. The number of years required to pay off such a loan is indeterminate. Dalit Welfare Trust  organized awareness programme in Tiruvallur District.  More than 200 parents and general public participated and benefited.
Help to old age people: Dalit Welfare Trust distributed free dresses to the old people.  Also arranged old age pension to 7 old people those who are waiting for long time to get the pension.  Free medical checkup also arranged to old people by Dalit Welfare Trust.  23 elderly persons benefited.
Awareness programme on Dalit rights:
        Dalit Welfare Trust organized awareness programme on dalit rights in Tiruvallur District.  More than 100 men and women participated and benefited.  What are the rights for Dalit and how to get benefits from the Governmant are explained by the legal experts.   The participants are actively participated.  
Women counseling;
        Poverty is one factor that often prevents women from realizing the power given to them by law.  Women who come from a poor economic background and do not own any productive asses are often unable to attend any development meetings.  The major part of their basic subsistence needs.  They thus occupy a secondary position and are vulnerable to exploitation by the rich and powerful persons.  The unconstitutional power centers in villages thrive because these poor and downtrodden women are not a position to negotiate and demand their rights.  To motivate the women Dalit Welfare Trust organized women counseling programmes and rally in Tiruvallur town.  More than 500 women from SHGs participated.
General Health Awareness Programme:
        While the success of several government schemes has helped reduce maternal mortality and improve newborn care in India, it has still a long way to go to eradicate maternal mortality and curb infant mortality or address the needs of post-partum mothers. Increased demand for care in public

health facilities has not been met with a comparable expansion of healthcare services. Doctors, nurses, and midwives are in short supply, and as a result, women who opt for institutional deliveries are often discharged from facilities just hours after giving birth. Awareness is lacking and only half of expectant mothers in our country receive any kind of postnatal care, and most never receive counselling in newborn care or the importance of breastfeeding. Education in family planning and sexual health is likewise lacking. Dalit Welfare Trust has come forward to help bridge this gap in mother & child health. It aims at looking at various issues from encouraging spacing in births to providing pre and ante-natal care to females to creating awareness on nutrition, breastfeeding, immunization and many more issues. This all is done with the support of Fortis network hospitals, through various health camps, awareness raising sessions and educational programmes in different states of our country. As part of its efforts to increase societal awareness to alleviate health related issues faced by women and children. Dalit Welfare Trust organized a camp at Thousandlight. A dietician from the facility educated mothers present about common health problems such as anemia, constipation and protein & calcium deficiency prevalent in economically backward classes. Medical check-ups included an oral examination, eye check-up, BP and ENT examination and medicines were dispensed wherever required. After the check-up calcium and folic acid tablets were distributed to the mothers and refreshments were given to the children. Over 100 women benefitted from the camp.
Consumer awareness programme:
        Dalit Welfare Trust   organized  Consumer awareness Seminar for  Women . Legal advisors and consumer rights counsel  members  attended the Seminar and explained the Rights of Consumer.  How to watch the Quality and Quantity of any article purchased and utilized any services,  Watching the retail prize of anything to be purchased and the date of  manufacture or packing or Date of expiry in case of Drugs and how to take remedial measures in case of any failure of Consumer rights.  In the end of the Programme Question and answer Session Doubt clearance sessions are arranged Totally76 persons attended the seminar.
Skill training for unemployed youth:
        Skill enhancement for Livelihood is an important aspect of our work with the unemployed youth Dalit welfare Trust  has given  free  6 months tailoring training to 30 girls of Triplicane  and two wheeler mechanism to   30 men  of Tiruvallur. The trained persons are well versed in their trained activity. 90% of the persons trained under this programme have been able to find employment.  Many who have undergone the training have been assisted with bank loans and subsidies to start their own enterprises.
Income generation training:
        The major aim of our organization is the upliftment of socially, educationally & economically  backward Community.  In  order to develop economic status of the people, Dalit Welfare Trust  organized skill development training in Tiruvallur on readymade garments making, plastic basket making &  food processing etc . 122 women participated and benefited. An entrepreneur as a dynamic agent  of change, is the catalyst who transform increasingly physical, natural and human resources in a corresponding production possibility.  An entrepreneur is one who initiates and establishes an economic activity or an enterprise development is the integral part of all the development programmes.  Therefore, it is being concentrated upon to get expected success in this programame.  It helps to make self-reliant and commercial mind people.  It also helps growing more sustainable economic advantages, which is an important part of social development.  Dalit Welfare Trust organized 6 IGP in Chennai and Tiruvallur districts.  The major aim of our organization is the upliftment of socially, educationally & economically backward community. 
Global warming awareness programme: (Free Tree Planting)
        Dalit Welfare Trust have conducted   Tree Planting one week campaign on Social Forest in Tiruvallur district in 13 Villages – one day one village coverage.  The women Self Help Group representatives and members Local Community Leaders School Headmaster Panchayat President, and members School Teachers and other interested persons are combined and educated the Rural Women and Youth on tree Planting in their garden with Coconut, Pappaya, Trum Stick neem and Other Medicinal Plants Trees such as NELLIKKAI (AMALAK) VILVAM (BILVASHFIPHALA) MALAIVEMBU (MELIA AZADIRACHTALINN) PULIYAM (TAMARINOUS INDICA INN) NOVAL (SYZYGIUM AND PUNGAM (PONGAMIA PINNATA) and HERBALS – THULASI – ALOE (ALOEAVERA) MURUGAL (KOKAM) – BRAMMI (13 ACOPA MONNIER) Tree Sapplings and Seed of Herbals and Vermi Compost are supplied to Farmers free of Cost.
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