Ambedkar Scholarships is now Friends for Education International

All donations are exempted under US 501(c)(3)

Employer ID   : 26-2234981
Doc.Loc.No : 17053155058038
Exempted from Califirnia taxes under IRC section 23701d(c)(1)



2009 Activities
2009 Donations   Address to send donations
An appeal 
Friends for Education International(FFEI) is helping the socially, economically, and educationally backward communities in India called Dalits or Untouchables since 2003 through its various projects. Currently it depends solely on individual donations. As activities are grwoing year after year, FFEI is actively seeking help from organizations and foundations. 
Please explore our website to understand the gravity of cause and how we are trying to address it.
If you want to know more about the condition of the marginalized communities in India or our activities, please  write to me for more information. We appreciate you donation- small, large, cash, or kind.

2009 Projects     
Ambedkar Scholarships invloved in several activities (scholarships, microloans, individual stduent aid, recognition of people who made difference, awards, helping victims of caste attrocities etc) since 1003. Our donors span all the globe and from all castes and races.
Scholarships  Microloans  Helping-Hand  Healing-Hand  Awards  FreeCoaching Libraries Dalit-History Educational-Adoption
2008 Activities
Check here for all our 2007 Activiities
Past performance is an indication to the future. So, please explore our website. Please send an email to for any complaints, suggestions, questions, and/or enquiries.
Please do not forget to visit our FFEI at glance to get a gist of our activities.
 Ambedkar Scholarships in media
Article from OUTLOOK(Sept 4 2006)  Others   2007 Microloans
Indian magazine carried an article "To Learn with Dignity" on Benjamin P Kaila and Ambedkar Scholarships. Please read it here.
Article from Tehelka (Mar 14 2009)  from Web
Article from French Magazine (Courrier International)
Application formats 
Word format:   Regular    Scav.Child    Free Coaching   Microloan
HTML format 
Regular    Scav.Child    Free Coaching   Microloan
Questionnaire HTML  Word
Letter from a 2005 scholar  Read letter from a scholar.
Letter from a 2008 donor An inspiring letter from a donor  (journalist student) who came to know about our project through his sister. I spoke to him and found him very dedicated and concerned about the plight of Dalits in India. We need many of them.
Microloans:   Read project visit report
Our "Ambedkar Microloans" is very small but a successful project. We are planning to distribute more microloans in a few weeks time. If you have a desire to help us, please write to me at Loans are given at 12% rate to start small businesses such as vending vegetables, small grocery shops, tea stalls, to buy pulling carts, and buffalos mostly to the Dalits (untouchables) and other marginalized sections of India. Recovery is 100% so far.
Our project is visited by a representative of an NGO and filed a report with his organization. Please read it to understand how we are doing.
Awards:  Baby Kamble,Maharashtra  - working on modalities
In 2007, we declared an award to Ms Baby Kamble, Maharashtra for her book "The Prisons We Broke". We have received about Rs.55,000 in donations. We are currently working on modalities  to hand over the award.
Request for help - can you help?
On regular basis, we get lots of requests for help of various forms and measures. We post them here. If any donors approach us, we collect donations and hand over the money to the requesters. Please click here for current requests.
A Dalit medical student lost his certificates in house fire.
Dalits lost everything in fire and looking for any small help.