The tale of a forgotten community
Sikligar Sikhs are an often neglected and overlooked community with a rich history tied to the Khalsa. The Sikligars are basically treated the same as the untouchables (Dalit) communities. This community is very near and dear to SAF International’s heart because we know of the unimaginable hardships they have endured over the years. To uplift this community, we’re enrolling their children into schools and making sure their next generation is educated. Apart from this, we’re going to help build safe and secure homes that will provide protection all year around for decades to come.
Mother. daughter. provider.
the sikligar sikhs
supported, educated & uplifted.
For decades, the Sikligar Sikhs have had little support. Many of them are illiterate and lack any formal education. Our hope is that through our various programs, we can have a significant impact on the next generation of Sikligar Sikhs.WHAT WE DO
- House building & repairs
- Emergency Relief
- Education for Sikligar Children
- Feminine Hygiene Seminars
- Job training for adults
- Water borewell digging
- WASH – Toilet building
Since 2017, SAF has been working in Sikligar communities across India – in Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Gujarat and Maharashtra.