Kaur Foundation works with school districts, educators and students to bring awareness and knowledge of Sikh beliefs and values into classrooms and schools across the country. Over 50% of Sikh students report experiencing bullying and exclusion in school, where they spend 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. Most teachers learn nothing in their regular training about Sikhi. The burden of educating teachers about Sikhi often falls on the shoulders of Sikh students and their parents. Kaur Foundation partners, at an institutional level, with school districts and national professional organizations of organizations to bring carefully-reseached and represented educational resources and 'train the trainers' workshops about Sikhs and Sikhi.
In December 2022 KF's key project is to showcase a Sikh exhibit to increase understanding of Sikh culture, distribute Langar to highlight the Sikh values of egalitarianism and seva, and present Professional Development Sessions on Sikhs and Sikhi at the National Social Studies Educators Conference(NCSS) that attracts over 5000 educators. This experiential knoweldge will be integrated by the teachers into their social studies curriculum across the United States.
Donors can help with their generous support to help raise $10,000 that will be grategully used to covere the costs of (i) Content development and programming for conference, (ii) Educational immersive experience of the Sikh exhibit, printing booth resourecs, and Langar for educators (iii) The first ever DEI awards that incentivizes social studies educators to focus teaching about Sikhs and Sikhi in their classrooms.