Celebrating Social Empowerment
The latest of Sikh Relief’s Kirat Kamai centres has celebrated the graduation of its students from underprivileged young ladies to budding self employed tailors and seamstresses.
The ‘learn to earn’ centre at village Bajakhana in the Faridkot district of India’s Panjab had opened its doors only six months ago and had began the tailoring, sewing and embroidery course.
The beauty and purpose of this course in empowering people to reclaim their lives amid the decaying society of India’s poverty stricken and underprivileged families can be no better illustrated than by the experience of our working project being approached by community leaders of a neighbouring village with a request to allow our students to make school uniforms for those families unable to afford to clothe their children.
Having supplied the material our students made two pairs of uniforms for each child and showed the entire district what is achievable with belief and fortitude in positive change.
Having now successfully completed the six month course each graduate has received a commercial sewing machine, material and accessories to set themselves up as self sufficient business women.
The machines were distributed during a special function held at the local Gurughar, Gurdwara Ramsar Sahib in village Bajakhana.
The training centre was inaugurated six months ago by our very own Bhai Pal Singh France, who had left his comfortable life in France to address the social issues and poverty in Punjab, he is now working alongside Sikh Relief to create lasting positive change in the lives of those forgotten among the debris of India’s predatory capitalist society.
With the success of the latest centre, Sikh Relief is determined to open several such centres across Punjab so the future of the coming generations of underprivileged young men and women may be filled with as much potential for escaping poverty as those from steady and established families.
We’ve come a long way from the five Kirat Kamai centres opened by us in Madhya Pradesh at the beginning of 2018 which has seen the graduation of some 200 women under the tutelage of five specialist training teachers over six months.
With the support of the Sangat, we will continue to make manifest the ideology of Sahib Sri Guru Nanak Dev Ji Maharaj and implement the ethos of Kirat Kamai across Panjab and India.
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On this occasion, Bhai Pal Singh France, Pargat Singh Bhodipur, Bibi Baljit Kaur, BDPO Barnala, Rupinder Singh Panjgang, Prof. Sadhu Singh MP Faridkot, Master Baldev Singh MLA Jaito Sarpanch, Harmail Singh Sarpanch, Jasser Singh, President Youth Welfare Club, Kulbir Singh, former Sarpanch, Arshdeep Kaur, Harbans Singh Sarguna, Sukhpal Singh President Ekanur Army, Gurtej Singh President Gurdwara Sahib, Sukhdev Singh Harendra Singh, Balkaran Singh Rasila, Jaswinder Singh Anandpur and Amandeep Singh Bajkhana were also present.
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