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People gather near the entrance of a slum in Saidapet, Chennai, India. This area is one of 40 out of 132 slums in which Janodayam works. Founded in the 1980s by two Jesuit priests, Janodayam works with the Dalit caste, formerly known as 'untouchables'. The NGOs goal is to help are numerous and educating children, teaching women how to have self sustaining businesses, and to end the practice of Dalits cleaning manholes, public latrines, and waste in public places (referred to as manual scavenging) are among their top goals. Photographs commissioned for the Opus Prize Foundation.