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Give the Gift of Dignity.

Your gift gives children and their families dignity by providing education and healthcare.

*Please note that by giving a donation here, you are not signing up to provide a scholarship for a child. To provide a scholarship, please visit our sponsor a child page.

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Give the Gift of Dignity.

Your gift gives children and their families dignity by providing education and healthcare.

*Please note that by giving a donation here, you are not signing up to provide a scholarship for a child. To provide a scholarship, please visit our sponsor a child page.

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Why Dignity?

The people we serve have been born into the lowest rank of a societal system that strips them of their dignity.

Without access to education or healthcare, forced to perform menial, low paying jobs, vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, this marginalized group has spent centuries in poverty and unaware of their inherent worth as human beings.

That’s why we’ve chosen a new name and a new look, to reflect our dedication to restoring dignity and freedom for people in South Asia.

Dignity Freedom Network Canada (formerly Dalit Freedom Network Canada) will serve people living on the margins of society in South Asia, partnering with them to provide access to education and healthcare. Partnering to provide a brighter future lived in freedom and dignity.

Together, we can bring dignity and freedom to children and their families.

Will you help launch the future?

Please give a gift today.

We believe this is an exciting time in our story.

As a supporter, you have stood with us believing in a brighter future for children in India by providing education through scholarships. Now, you can continue to do that and so much more. We’re already hard at work expanding our impact and reach.

Providing scholarships is still at the heart of what we do. Your support provides teacher’s salaries, school fees, uniforms and more.

Sponsor a Child

We help build schools and, through our scholarship program, make sure every child in need can attend school.

Help Build a School

Through our Community Health Workers, we ensure those in need receive access to healthcare and healthcare products.

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Show us what dignity means to You
Create a sign with a word that you believe leads to dignity. For example, education, healthcare, empowerment and freedom are all things that make living in dignity possible.
Take a photo of yourself holding the sign.
Post the photo on your social media channels with the hashtag #DignityBeginsWith (Don’t forget to tag @dignityfreedom )

Don’t have a social media account?
Send us an email with your photo and the subject line DIGNITY BEGINS WITH and we’ll post it on our social media channel for you!

FAQs

Why did you change your name from Dalit Freedom Network to Dignity Freedom Network?

We changed our name to ensure that our clients were bestowed with the dignity that is inherent in every human life. While ethnicity is an extremely important and empowering aspect of someone’s identity, for a large group of people in South Asia it results in their marginalization. By changing the focus of our name from ethnicity to empowerment, it is our hope that the people we serve will recognize their inherent human worth, which is deserving of dignity, regardless of societal rank.

Are you still the same organization?

Yes, we are still the same organization, but more. We will continue to provide scholarships to children born into the lowest rung of India’s social hierarchy and we will continue to build schools. We’ve also expanded the services we offer. Under our new name and vision, we will provide healthcare and health services to people who are marginalized due to their ethnicity.

Will you continue to focus on serving the Dalit population?

Yes, we will continue to serve children, women and men who are part of the Dalit population in India. We also serve individuals in other marginalized groups and castes.

It looks like the words ‘dignity’ and ‘freedom’ are integral to your new name. What do they mean?

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, dignity means “the quality or state of being worthy, honoured, or esteemed.”

Freedom is defined as “the quality or state of being free: such as the absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action.”

Do you still have the same charitable registration number?

Yes, our charitable registration number will remain the same. It is 844803544RR0001.

Do you still have the same mailing address?

Yes, our mailing address will remain the same. It is Dignity Freedom Network Canada, P.O. Box 45645, Surrey BC, V4A 9N3

Where can I find you online?

Our online presence will change to reflect our new name. Our new website address is www.dignityfreedom.ca. You can also find us on the following social media platforms:

Facebook: Facebook.com/DFNCanada

Instagram: @dignityfreedom

Twitter: @dfncanada

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