Dhulka, Punjab, India: 9 Undergraduate students of Oxford University reached Punjab on August 4, 2009 to teach English at local public schools. The main aim of this program is to increase awareness amongst the local children and to encourage them to think beyond borders.
UNITED SIKHS has been running the UNITED SIKHS-Oxford University Travel Aid Project since 2006 with the aim of helping the people of Punjab develop a global mindset and approach. Under the project, undergraduate students from Oxford visit Punjab every year to teach English to the local village children. In addition to teaching them conversational English, the teachers also touch upon technical subjects like maths and science to promote a scientific approach.
UNITED SIKHS believes that to bring a real change, we need to start with our future generations. Therefore, educating children is one of the major aims of UNITED SIKHS.
In addition to the Oxford University Exchange Program, UNITED SIKHS also provides scholarships to village students and grants for higher studies in fields that will help the society at large.
Please visit http://unitedsikhs.org/emp_edu.php to read more about UNITED SIKHS’ efforts in education and awareness.