I am turning 26 on 26th of January! For my birthday this year, I am asking for donations to Jan Sahas Social Development Society.
I hope you will consider donating as way to celebrate it with me. Jan Sahas has rehabilitated 31,000 manual scavengers across 200 districts in 18 states.
Contrary to the popular belief, there are about 1.3 million people in India engaged in manual scavenging, worst form of untouchability that still exists in India.
As per the data by National Commission for Safai Karmchari (2018), one person died in every five days on average while cleaning sever and septic tanks in the country since 2017.
It is also a gender-based occupation where 90% of workers are women. What is worse is that the people associated with this shockingly degrading profession are treated as social outcasts and are often denied their fundamental human rights. The policy push for Swacch Bharat Mission with its unrealistic goals ensures that this problem of systematic dis-empowerment remains invisible rather than being solved.
Donating to Jan Sahas might be small but will definitely be a first step towards covering the socio-economic gap that separates us.
Thank you for showing your love and warmth to me through this donation!