When we first went to India in 1999 the numbers of local people who came to watch the 'white chickens' work with the 'untouchable' children amazed our hosts. Only through understanding how untouchability is practiced in India today can we fully appreciate how uniquely vulnerable these destitute children are.
That is why raising awareness of the plight of the untouchables in India is a key goal for SLA. Only by spreading this understanding far and wide can we maintain the remarkable levels of support that we have so far enjoyed. We fervently hope that through education and awareness raising the prejudices and injustices of untouchability can be overcome.
We regularly visit groups of all kinds (businesses, schools, societies, churches and youth groups) across Scotland and beyond to give illustrated talks about our work in India. We have also developed a programme for schools that incorporates SLA's work into the Scottish national Curriculum for Excellence.
If you would like to hear about SLA's work in person, please contact the SLA office.