SAF International

Shamandeep Singh
Surrey, Washington, US

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Sikhi Awareness Foundation (known as SAF International) was founded in Canada in 2014 to support poverty alleviation in India. SAF International follows the Sikh principle of selfless service to humanity in its work for development and social change.

SAF International’s activities help provide the disadvantaged access to quality education and basic needs (e.g. sanitation, clean water, etc…). The NGOs first major initiative was its child education sponsorship initiative, the Bloom Literacy Program. In addition, SAF provides gurmat education but only for those who identify as Sikhs. Please note that SAF International’s work for poverty alleviation and development is inclusive of all people regardless of race, religion, or caste.

The broad areas of focus for SAF International is Punjab and Sikligar communities across India. Sikligars are a population of Sikhs who have been forgotten and are unknown by the mainstream Sikh community. Sikligar Sikhs were metal work labourers who were first recruited by Guru Hargobind Sahib to develop arms. Thereafter Guru Gobind Sahib gave them the title Sikligars which means ‘polisher of weapons’ in Persian. SIkligars held a special importance in the Sikh community being the weapon makers for the Khalsa Army up until the time of Maharajah Ranjit Singh.

SAF International will use the Dasvand Network platform to fund development projects for Sikligar communities across India. In addition, SAF will also provide Gurmat Education to connect Sikligar youth with their Sikh heritage.

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Name Donate Amount Date
Mankaran Preet Singh $200.00 January 2022
Anonymous $10.00 January 2022
Maninderpal Mundian $500.00 December 2021
G. S. $86.96 December 2021
G. S. $86.96 November 2021
Anonymous $25.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Balbir Singh $400.00 November 2021
G. S. $86.96 October 2021
Anonymous $1,000.00 October 2021
G. S. $86.96 September 2021
Harpreet Singh $500.00 August 2021
Gurcharan Singh $86.96 August 2021
Bhupinder Singh $250.00 January 2021
Anonymous $100.00 November 2020
K. K. $100.00 November 2020
S. B. $100.00 November 2020
Harmeet Singh Grewal $50.00 November 2020
Match Fund $250.00 November 2020
G. G. $250.00 November 2020
Match Fund $50.00 November 2020
G. S. $50.00 November 2020
Match Fund $100.00 November 2020
Anonymous $100.00 November 2020
Match Fund $50.00 November 2020
Raja Singh $50.00 November 2020
Match Fund $250.00 November 2020
M. P. $1,000.00 November 2020
Mandeep Singh $10.00 September 2020
Sukhpal khehra $25.00 August 2020
P. S. $500.00 August 2020

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Current Projects

Humanitarian Aid

100 Bicycles for Punjab Children

Many children across India do not have the means to travel especially children withou