Sikhi Awareness Foundation (SAF) presents 2018 Fundraising Dinner Gala being held on Friday, September 7th at the Crystal York Hall in Surrey. The Sikhi Awareness Foundation est.2014 is a non-profit charity operating from Surrey, Canada. Our mission is to put underprivileged people on a path of social mobility. Our services are meant to provide the marginalized with the necessary resources for success and prosperity.
Our focus for this year’s gala is on helping impoverished areas occupied by Sikligar Sikhs such as in Hyderabad, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu. In particular, our efforts are focused in helping to develop their communities.
Centuries ago, the Sikligar people were skilled weapon makers who were chosen to develop Sikh Armory. Their important contribution in the fight against oppression led to Guru Gobind Singh Ji giving them the name Sikligar Sikhs. However, with the onset of modern weapons and industries, the Sikligar community’s skills in weaponry has become obsolete, thus forcing them into poverty as they have no other education or skills to support themselves.
Today the Sikligars are one of the most marginalized communities in India, and for the most part out of sight for most to care about. Most Sikligar communities have limited electricity, no clean water, toilets or sanitation.