The Delhi Brotherhood Society (DBS) is a Delhi based NGO with a social mission of taking initiative in the field of helping people to realize their potential and dignitiy and to create their own destiny by making them self-reliant and independent by offering whatever practical help they need.
DBS has successfully set up and is running over 20 programs, both as a preferred partner of the government as well as individually. Their programs aim to provide whatever practical help needed, such as:
offer shelter and meals for street children, as well as a 24-hour call-center for children in distress
provide education, from primary, to vocational and technical training, both formal and non-formal,
provide information and advocacy in the field of women empowerment and family relations,
organize care for the elderly,
assist in capacity and community building in leprosy colonies.
DBS bases its social mission on Christian principles and aims to bring justice and help people to realize their potential by working amongst deprived and underprivileged communities with people at grassroots level to inspire and motivate people to realize their potential.
History of DBS
The Delhi Brotherhood Society has its origin from the Cambridge Brotherhood, which was initiated by a small number of priests who set out from Cambridge to India in 1877 under the inspiration of Bischop Brooke Westcott. Initially their aim was to start a college in Delhi, which is now one of the leading university colleges in India, St. Stephen's College, founded in 1881.
Later, the Brothers helped to meet the growing pastoral needs of the local church. With changing times, the Brothers stood up to respond to the reality of poverty around them. They extended their service towards the betterment of the poor and the downtrodden.
Today the Brothers live a semi-monastic lifestyle at a monastery in the North of New Delhi, taking actively part in church related activities as well as in many Social Development activities in many underprivileged communities in and around New Delhi, irrespective of their religious denomination.