Send Sidhanta to medical school

Solidarity For Developing Communities (SFDC), a non-profit organization, working for socially, economically, geographically excluded, and marginalized communities of Dalits (formerly called untouchables) and Adivasis (primitive tribal groups) of Odisha, India, for the last 25 years. Education is the means of transformation. The bright but poor students of these communities are encouraged to dream big and aspire to break the generational poverty cycle, by entering main stream society, while representing the interest of their deprived communities by becoming dedicated professionals.

When Sidhanta Takiri, was 16 years old, he was picked by the SFDC to represent his community, and be educated as a doctor. Sidhanta has worked hard and has competed to secure a seat in a medical college, which is uncommon for students in his community. If he can enroll and complete his courses, Sidhanta will be able to serve his own community in the very interior district of Rayagada, in the Odisha state of India. His father, although has many children, has mortgaged the only asset of land they had for Sidhanta’s education (Rupees 30,000). But that is not enough. Sidhanta's education requires more money. Your help is needed to materialize his dream of becoming the 1st doctor, and role model for his community of Dalits. Also, fulfilling the health needs of the villages in his district.

Thank you for your support. 
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Peter Hanley 
Brooklyn, NY

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