The officially unofficial social system: Indian castes

Officially, the Indian caste system was already abolished in 1948, but the reality is different. People are still divided into castes, i.e. social classes, which are automatically assigned certain rights, duties and privileges. In India, you can neither move up nor...

Women Empowerment for Indian Dalits

Since the end of 2020, the nehemia team has been working in the southern state of Telangana with the organization “7 Fruits Foundation”, which offers women, especially among the Dalits, new opportunities for a self-determined life in dignity and some...

Meet our new staff: Indian water buffalos

As nehemia team we have already done so many things, but a herd of Indian water buffalos is new to us! Raja, our leader of the Indian nehemia team and experienced water buffalo farmer wants to do exactly that. He dreams of initially three water buffalos as the start...

A SEWING CENTER FOR WIDOWS

In August 2018 a new project began in Rajahmundry: a sewing center for widows. Here up to eight widows have the opportunity to learn how to work with fabrics and sewing machines. Each training course runs for half a year and is free of charge. Nehemia team India was...

School opened

´Good things come to those who wait.´ This saying has proven true in one of Rajahmundry`s suburbs. “Back in 2003 nehemia team India dreamed of opening a school”, explains Carry MacFarlane, who visited the team leaders Raja and Ebba Sekhar last September. “In June 2018...

Dalits – The Untouchables of Indian Society

The Dalits (untouchables) are on the lowest rung of the Indian caste system. They are descendants of the aboriginal inhabitants of India. The name Dalit comes from a Sanskrit word “dal”, meaning ‘broken, torn, downtrodden, outcast, trampled, destroyed and openly...