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Pamma's Panjabi Class

A project of SikhVille
WhatsApp Image 2018-09-04 at 10.26.31 AM.jpeg SUKHWINDER SINGH
Los Angeles, California, US
$945pledged of $41,660 goal
$945goal: $41,660
Yes tax deductible

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The traditional approach to teaching Panjabi i.e. first learning the 35 Panjabi letters by rote, then learning the ‘muharni’ and then finally trying to read, is something that the new generations find very difficult and boring. This has resulted in a very negative image of Panjabi as either being too difficult or/and unnecessary. It is imperative this negativity must not be allowed to be passed on to the next generation. 
To say Panjabi this difficult cannot be further from the truth, because Panjabi is the EASIEST script in the world, largely due to it being a most perfect phonetic script.
Pamma’s Panjabi Class shall demystify this fear by bringing power of animation and a unique approach to learning Panjabi developed by Mr. Paramjeet Singh Sohal, a primary school teacher at UK Schools for over 20 years. This innovative Panjabi teaching method uses only 7 letter sounds (phonetic) initially and vowel symbols are then quickly introduced with a V.A.K (visual, auditory & kinesthetic) approach.
Any adult who has either missed an opportunity to learn Panjabi or were put off by the traditional approach will fall in love with Panjabi at Pamma’s Panjabi Class. After all learning Panjabi is “Fun & Easy”!!
About Mr. Sohal:

  1. UK born, learnt to read & write Panjabi at a typical Panjabi Sunday School run by the local Gurdwara Sahib at the age of 13.
  2. 1st Class (Hons) degree in Primary Education and has worked as primary school teacher in London for over 20 years.
  3. Respected as an experienced teaching practitioner, with great knowledge and understanding of pedagogy as one of his main strengths
  4. Had an invaluable insight into teaching Panjabi, when he took up the post for ‘Head of Panjabi & Sikh Studies’ at Khalsa School, Southall.
  • 10/31/2022

    Pausing this project for sometime

    Mr. Paramjit Singh Sohal is not been keeping well for sometime due to which he couldn't pen the script and get it recorded. As result we are putting this much awaited project on hold till Mr. Sohal is able to work to his creative best. 

    For record we'll like to put on record that Vismaad has invested close to $20K+ in developing the animation for this porject so far. We thank all our donors for contributing approx $9K.

    We look forward to your continued support. Let's pray good health for Mr. Sohal so that much needed project can be dedicated to the cause of promoting and preserving Punjabi language.

    Sukhwinder Singh

  • 09/15/2022

    Work is in progress at a slow but steady pace


    1. Animation Episode 2 & 3 completed
    2. Post production of episode 2 done
    3. Scripting of episodes 4 onwards in progress

    Unfortunately Mr. Sohal couldn't work on scripts fo some time now due to health issues and pressing personal & social obligations.

    The cost of producing 3 episodes is almost 3 times the funds raised. That means we have achieved 3 times the amount of work accomplished at 1/3rd the cost. 

    Please encourage your friends and families to help us reach the funding target as declared on this project post.

  • 06/15/2022

    Lesson 1 completed; Lesson 2 WIP

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ। ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ।

    We are pleased to share the update that Lesson1 of Pamma's Panjabi Class is completed. Only sound effects are pending which will be done together with set of first 6 lessons.

    Lesson 2 is animation work in progress and shall be completed shortly. 
    Lesson 3 Story board is completed and work on designing digital assets is in progress.

    Mr. Sohal is currently recording VOs for Lessons 4 onwards.

    Sharing a glimpse of the Lesson 1 with this update.
    Pamma's Panjabi Class: Intro Lesson 1

    We welcome your suggestions and feedbacks. 

    Keep us in you prayers during these tough times. 


    Sukhwinder Singh

  • 03/31/2022

    great progress even with resource constraint

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ। ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ।

    our team has acheived excellent progress given the constraints we work with, particularly the extremely small team we have. We could raise only $8166 against the goal for $41660.

    We had planned to increase the team of animators for this project which couldn't be.

    1. Scripting: Mr. Sohal has provided us with scripts and VO for 3 lessons

    2. Storyboard: finalized for 3 lessons

    3. Animation: 70% completed for 1st lesson. The animation turnaround will keep getting faster as we progress as more and more assests would be reused.

    Sharing screenshot of a storyboard. 

    Thanks and appreciate your support.
    Please keep sending your blessings.

    Waheguru ung sung
    Sukhwinder Singh

  • 01/11/2022

    a unique approach to animation production

    ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕਾਖਾਲਸਾ। ਵਾਹਿਗੁਰੂਜੀਕੀਫਤਿਹ।

    We are pleased to share the update on our ambitiuos project Pamma's Panjabi. The project took some delay in start as Mr. Sohal wasn't available during November & December due some important community projects that he couldn't say no and the process of his application for medical retirement got started during this period. 

    We are taking a novel approach to this project as Mr. Sohal and the animation team are located in England & Panjab respectivelty. I am also shuffling my time between California & Panjab. The novel approach is that Mr. Sohal would be recording the classes on video from which we'll be preparing the script and screenplays for the animation prodcution. 

    We are glad to give our worthy supporters a sneak preview of this process (kindly do not share the link in public). 

    Waheguru bless

    Sukhwinder Singh

Name Donation Date
N. K. $10.00 November 2022
H. K. $100.00 November 2022
N. K. $10.00 October 2022
H. K. $100.00 October 2022
Harjeet Kaur $75.00 October 2022
N. K. $10.00 September 2022
N. K. $10.00 August 2022
N. K. $10.00 July 2022
J. S. $100.00 June 2022
N. K. $10.00 June 2022
J. S. $100.00 May 2022
N. K. $10.00 May 2022
Jaspal Singh $100.00 April 2022
N. K. $10.00 April 2022
N. K. $10.00 March 2022
N. K. $10.00 February 2022
N. K. $10.00 January 2022
Anonymous $50.00 December 2021
N. K. $10.00 December 2021
Hirday Samrai $200.00 December 2021
Brindarjit Gill $100.00 November 2021
Surjeet Singh $200.00 November 2021
Sukhdeep Singh Randhawa $100.00 November 2021
Anonymous $500.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Narinder Kochar $10.00 November 2021
Tarlochan Singh $100.00 November 2021
Match Fund $250.00 November 2021
Sumitpal Singh $250.00 November 2021
Match Fund $200.00 November 2021
Kawaldeep Singh $200.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Anonymous $400.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
P Singh $500.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Match Fund $100.00 November 2021
Anonymous $100.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
K. S. $400.00 November 2021
Paramdeep Singh $400.00 November 2021
Match Fund $400.00 November 2021
Harshwinder Singh $400.00 November 2021
Anonymous $500.00 November 2021
Sarabjit Singh $1,200.00 November 2021
Tarandeep Singh $250.00 November 2021

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