We are the National Sikh Alliance (NSA), an organization committed to empowering Sikh youth and developing a stronger, more tight-knit rapport amongst youth in our community. We believe that with your support, we can make a lasting impact on the lives of Sikh youth.
Value: The Sikh community has a rich cultural heritage and a strong commitment to social justice, equality, and service. However, we recognize that Sikh youth often face unique challenges in today's rapidly changing world; from navigating their identity and combating Western cultural assimilation to overcoming a lack of ethnocultural and ethnolinguistic identity praxis, our youth need guidance, support, and platforms to thrive.
The inspiration behind the Sporting and Recreational branch of NSA came from Guru Angad Dev Ji Maharaj. One of the most famous expressions of strength in the Sikh tradition is the Mal Akhara, an institution started by Guru Angad Dev Ji during his time in Khadur Sahib.
Not only did Guru Angad Dev Ji instill the penship of Gurmukhi in the youth, thus refining education, he made sure he encouraged the discipline of being physically fit.
The strength of any community lies in its youth. By empowering Sikh youth, we are investing in a generation that will contribute to the betterment of society at large. When we provide opportunities for sports, mentorship, leadership development, and cultural preservation, we foster a community that embraces its heritage, roots, and identity.
Budget and timeline: We understand transparency is crucial in building trust with our supporters. That's why we have developed a well-thought-out plan with a clear budget and timeline. Budget: $25,000 | Timeline: 12 months.
Here's a brief overview:
Educational Programs and Scholarships: We aim to establish comprehensive educational materials that address the specific needs of Sikh youth. This includes scholarships for education, curriculum for Gurmat & Khalsa Schools, and skill-building workshops.
Leadership and Mentorship Initiatives: NSA will launch leadership development programs that empower Sikh youth to become confident, compassionate, and capable leaders. We will establish mentorship networks to provide guidance and support. Budget: $20,000 | Timeline: 9 months.
Community Outreach and Awareness: We will organize sporting events, workshops, and campaigns to raise awareness about Sikhi, promote Sikh discourse & dialogue, and combat prejudice and domestic discrimination. Budget: $15,000 | Timeline: 6 months.
Call to action: Now, more than ever, we need your support to make a meaningful impact on the lives of Sikh youth. We invite you to join the National Sikh Alliance and become an integral part of this journey. Your contribution, whether financial or through volunteering your time and expertise, will play a crucial role in shaping the future of our community.
Here's how you can get involved:
Make a Donation: Your generous financial support will enable us to implement our programs and initiatives effectively. No amount is too small, and every contribution counts.
Volunteer: Share your skills, knowledge, and experiences to inspire and mentor Sikh youth. Whether you can spare a few hours a week or help with specific projects, your involvement will make a significant difference.
Spread the Word: Help us reach a wider audience by sharing our mission and goals with your friends, family, and colleagues. Follow us on social media, join our mailing list, and help us raise awareness about the National Sikh Alliance.
Thank you for considering our request, and we look forward to your support.
Board of Directors
National Sikh Alliance