Sikh Spirit

ssf.jpg.pngI know, from personal experience, that Sikh student organizations are always looking for a way to “get involved” and participate in a good cause. So, when I read about a recent initiative encouraging this type of active involvement, I cheered (abeit silenty… and to myself). The Sikh Spirit Foundation is an organization dedicated to promoting sikh values through education. In line with this mission, the Foundation recently launched a contest looking for project ideas which could help sikh education or our local gurdwaras.

Help us assist the Sikh Community. Tell us how you would spend $25,000 to improve Sikh education or your local gurduara for a chance to win an iPod!

Submit two written paragraphs explaining what you would do and how it would help the Sikh community. Ideas will be judged according to feasibility, impact and need.

The Sikh Spirit Foundation intends to pursue the winning idea this summer by inviting the global community to submit proposals for the project. The Foundation will select and fund the best proposal among the submissions. [link]

Some of the organization’s grantees include: Ensaaf, Gyan Sewa Trust, Nanakshahi, Sikh Coalition, SikhNet, Sikh Research Institute, and Ujjaldidar Singh Memorial Foundation.

We’ve previously discussed involvement in the Sikh cause and lac(k)tivism – so it would be great to hear how youth and student organizations take the opportunity to suggest solutions to problems in gurdwaras and provide ideas for improving sikh education. Whether we acknowledge this or not, we are building a world today where our children will live tomorrow.To see the positive impact, itreally comes down to how much we are willing to invest in our community today. Weencourage you to go directly to the website to read submission guidelines – however, if you’d like to leave some thoughts here too – we’d love to hear your ideas!


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8 Responses to “Sikh Spirit”

  1. rimmy! says:

    is there a deadline to submit the application?

  2. rimmy! says:

    is there a deadline to submit the application?

  3. Sundari says:

    The website states March 25th is the deadline.

  4. Sundari says:

    The website states March 25th is the deadline.

  5. blue22 says:

    (of course the money would have to be spent for the purposes of Sikh education or the gurdwara)

  6. blue22 says:

    How about give $25,000 to the kid with the best idea? The winner with a great idea is probably more equipped to spend $25,000 of the sangat's money than today's gurdwara committees.

  7. blue22 says:

    (of course the money would have to be spent for the purposes of Sikh education or the gurdwara)

  8. blue22 says:

    How about give $25,000 to the kid with the best idea? The winner with a great idea is probably more equipped to spend $25,000 of the sangat’s money than today’s gurdwara committees.