A world in which dalit and other marginalized communities realise their full potential in cast-based free societies that respect people's rights and dignity.
Achieving sustainable and lasting improvements in the quality of life of dalit and other marginalized and socially excluded groups, facilitating the access to education, promoting and advocating for their basic human rights, boosting community health, increasing the access to water & sanitation facilities and the livelihood opportunities.
Committed to the dalit and other marginalized communities: DALIT focuses all its interventions around the most disadvantaged and needy communities in the society. Human dignity: DALIT believes that all the people are born free and everybody has the right of being respected, nobody can be marginalized due to cast-identity or his/her own profession. Exploring human potentials: DALIT tries to explore the talent and potentialities everyone as an individual has to help them building up their future.
DALIT is a non-governmental, non-partisan and non-profit organization established in 1998 by a group of young dalit people working for the development of the dalit and other vulnerable and socially excluded groups so that they can meet their basic needs. DALIT promotes human dignity for the communities who are deprived from their fundamental basic rights declared in the Bengali Constitution and the UN Declaration of Universal Human Rights. In 1999 it got the recognition from the NGO Affairs Bureau and it started its programs in a more organic way. In 2010 it got the registration from the Ministry of Social Welfare.
“Dalit” is a Bengali word which literally means “someone trampled under the feet of someone else”. It is used to identify an outcast minority of oppressed, exploited and deprived people. The founders and visionary-dreamers of DALIT NGO are some young educated people belonging to the Dalit community, who were inspired by the autobiography of Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar.
DALIT is working for empowering and mainstreaming dalit and other marginalized communities in the South-Western region of Bangladesh, who live in extreme poverty conditions. It is bringing hope to thousands of hopeless families through several programs (education, health services and income-generating support) and with a holistic approach.
DALIT aims at bringing qualitative changes to its target groups in different ways: