Support Sikligar Sikhs

A project of Nishkam USA INC
facebook_image.png Parvinder Singh
Alpharetta, Georgia, US
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Your donation and support is uplifting a tribe known as SIKLIGARS, popularly known for their trademark of making keys, polishing iron work, blacksmiths etc. throughout India. From being Angootha Chaap (uneducated) your help is bringing a revolution of change among the sikligar community members

Nishkam recognized the complexity of the “migration process” – the core threat of Sikligar Sikhs’ progress throughout India. Furthermore, we underlined the need to have multiple initiatives, matching with their lifestyle needs covering regional, social and cultural specificities and got success.

Our education empowers us

Our education allows us to be in charge of our present and our future. We are supporting Sikligar Sikhs for more than 20 years across 6 states in India.

Constructing Homes for Sikligars

Nishkam did focus the efforts on people living in extreme hardships and exclusion. Your help in constructing new hopes and homes transformed the lives in plights positively and led them to live a dignified life.

Covid Help

India has put the longest ever lockdown in the world affecting the vulnerable Sikligars very much. We provided ration kits and financial assistance across 7 states {Delhi, UP, Punjab, Maharashtra, MP, Haryana, Rajasthan) to them.

Our Impact

Nishkam has been in the forefront of helping Sikligar Sikhs since 2003. We have emarked various projects in various areas like Education, Housing, Vocational Training, Financial assistance, etc

  • The Sikligar Housing Project was initiated in 2001 for the construction of 23 houses in Bangalore and 25 bastis in and around 15 towns of Karnataka.
  • 2100+ Sikligar Sikh students are enrolled in schools & colleges are studying & changing the world around us. 
  • 120 Students are studying Higher education.
  • 39 Students are pursuing professional courses/ degree/ diploma courses.
  • 59 Girl students are breaking the gender stereotype in their community
  • 41 beneficiaries are working and become the breadwinner of their families.
  • 10/23/2023

    Testimonials - Karnataka Sikligar Students

    Presenting video testimonials from our Sikligar Sikh students in Karnataka, including regions like Hubli and Solapur. These are some of the few stories that reflect Nishkam's unwavering commitment to the education and upliftment of the Sikligar Sikh community, showcasing our dedication to their growth and well-being.


  • 10/23/2023

    Sikligar Project Expenses : Jan-23 - Sep-23

    Uttar Pradesh (UP):
    Education-related expenses: ₹33,66,844
    Honorarium to Tutors: ₹3,04,380
    School Stationery: ₹5,47,227
    Other related expenses: ₹2,74,501 (Including travelling, supervisor honorarium, etc.)

    Education-related expenses: ₹13,7345
    Uniform: ₹20,770

    Education-related expenses: ₹30,690

    Education-related expenses: ₹12,95,563
    Stationery and Uniform: ₹89,847
    Tutors and Supervisors: ₹2,11,631

    Education-related expenses: ₹7,42,290
    Honorarium to Supervisor: ₹1,71,710

  • 10/23/2023

    Field Visit - Sikligar Communities

    Nishkam remains steadfast in its mission to educate the Sikligar community's students. In line with our commitment:

    Field Visits: We recently organized field visits to Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Rajasthan, Karnataka  regions of our project's outreach.

    Student Engagement: It's heartening to report that a significant number of our beneficiary students are actively attending classes. During our visits, we had the opportunity to engage directly with the students, teachers, and school principals. These interactions allowed us to discuss academic performance and offer essential moral support.

    Moral Education: Our dedicated moral education teachers have played a pivotal role, not only in teaching but also in connecting with the families of our students. The team had one-on-one interactions with many families, reinforcing the importance of education and our commitment to their children's future.

    Reinforcing Progressive Education: These consistent and frequent visits highlight our proactive approach to adopting progressive educational methodologies. It ensures that we are always aligned with our objectives, and there are no gaps in coordination or implementation, ensuring the project's sustainability.

  • 05/20/2023

    Plans to support Sikligar Sikhs for 2023-2024

    For the year 2023-2024, Nishkam, has set a target to provide housing assistance  Sikhligar families who are in need. These families are located in various parts of Karnataka & Punjab, and the organization plans to work closely with them to understand their specific housing assistance needs. These needs could include housing repair, housing construction, additional toilets, and other necessary improvements.

    In addition to providing housing assistance, Nishkam also supports Sikligar Sikhs in the areas of education. The organization provides scholarships, educational materials, and other forms of assistance to help them achieve their educational goals. By providing both housing assistance and education support, Nishkam aims to empower these families and help them build a better future for themselves and their communities.

    Goal: Support 30+ Sikhligar families in need of housing assistance.
    Location: Families are located in various parts of Karnataka & Punjab, India.
    Plan: Work closely with the families to understand their housing assistance needs (housing repair, housing construction, additional toilets, etc).
    Timeline: Aim to complete the project by the end of 2023.
    Budget: On average, Nishkam plans to spend around $900 per family for housing assistance.
    Total Budget : $30,000 

    Education Support: Nishkam is working to support Sikligar Sikhs in areas of education, providing them with scholarships, educational materials, etc.

  • 12/25/2022

    Stationery kits distributed to Sikligar chidren

    Education is every child’s birthright. Unfortunately, there are many kids who go to school but do not get basic stationery, such as notebooks, pencils, erasers, pens, color boxes, school bags, etc. With your help and the support of local volunteers, we distributed these kits to the less privileged Sikligar students at Bagpat, Uttar Pradesh. The students are also attaining their school studies through Nishkam's Sikligar education initiative. The stationery kits fulfil their annual requirements. 

  • 11/01/2022

    Housing Repair

    The housing repair and rehabilitation grant of Rs. 6.89 lakh (~USD 1200) has been provided to 11 families at Belgaum- Karnataka. A team of local volunteers across the Karnataka region verified the need and after thorough verification, Demand Drafts were given to each family. These families are from the Sikligar community and Nishkam is performing welfare activities for the last 2 decades. This help provides grants for the renovation of owner-occupied homes. 

Name Donation Date
Match Fund $11.00 December 2023
Baljit Singh $11.00 December 2023
Match Fund $100.00 November 2023
Manpreet Singh $100.00 November 2023
R. K. $20.00 November 2023
Match Fund $150.00 November 2023
Rajneet Kaur $150.00 November 2023
Match Fund $100.00 November 2023
J. S. $100.00 November 2023
Vikram Singh $100.00 November 2023
Match Fund $20.00 November 2023
Match Fund $150.00 November 2023
S. S. $20.00 November 2023
Match Fund $200.00 November 2023
Paramjit Grewal $200.00 November 2023
Match Fund $15.00 November 2023
sandeep singh $15.00 November 2023
Match Fund $300.00 November 2023
Anonymous $300.00 November 2023
Match Fund $200.00 November 2023
Gurpreet Pental $200.00 November 2023
Match Fund $100.00 November 2023
Anonymous $100.00 November 2023
H K $50.00 November 2023
Danish Singh Sethi $192.00 October 2023
Harpreet Singh $1,000.00 October 2023
Anonymous $900.00 August 2023
Anonymous $50.00 July 2023
Anonymous $100.00 July 2023
Anonymous $45.00 July 2023
Anonymous $1,000.00 June 2023
Danish Singh Sethi $230.00 June 2023
Anonymous $35.00 June 2023
Anonymous $900.00 June 2023
Anonymous $450.00 June 2023
Anonymous $500.00 June 2023
Jagjyot Singh $10.00 May 2023
Inderpreet Singh $31.00 February 2023
Jagjyot Singh $20.00 February 2023
Taranjeet Singh Bhatia $200.00 January 2023
Anonymous $500.00 January 2023
harvinder singh $100.00 November 2022
Anonymous $100.00 November 2022
Match Fund $250.00 November 2022
gurjit Sethi $250.00 November 2022
Anonymous $251.00 November 2022

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