SWAN Reaches Malawi
November 2, 2007
Imagine sipping on green tea and checking your last unread e-mail before heading to bed at 2a.m. - and it is from one Davie Kasinja, a young African man in Malawi asking for help to pay his exam fees. Our Director, who received this email, was not too tired to be skeptical nor did she have the will to delete the email. But could this be a prank? Who would write to UNITED SIKHS from Malawi? She wrote her last e-mail reply for the night simply saying: “You haven’t given us enough information, plea
Valencia Sikhs Thank Donors for Emergency Gurdwara Appeal
October 28, 2006
The sangat of the Guru Nanak Association Gurdwara in Valencia, moved into their new Gurdwara last Saturday in time for the Sikh religious festival of Bandi Cchod. The president of the Gurdwara, Kulwinder Singh, has conveyed thanks on behalf of the community, to the donors who answered the UNITED SIKHS appeal for emergency funds to move into their new Gurdwara.
Spanish police last week warned the sangat of the Guru Nanak Association Gurdwara in Valencia that their water supply will be cut if their blocked sewers are not repaired, because they were flooding the neighbouring areas. The 3000-strong Sikh community are facing a desperate situation because they cannot move into the new Gurdwara, which they have been building, as it is not yet habitable. They do not have the €15,000 (£10,000/$19,000) needed to carry out minimal work to meet local government r
An Appeal: Two Bright Sikh Scholars from Panjab Need your Support
September 12, 2006
Satpreet Singh and Harmanjit Singh have written technical research papers which have been accepted for international conferences in Houston and Prague , respectively. However, they cannot afford to attend the international conferences to present their papers. It is not often that we read of bright young scholars who have earned international acclaim after a struggle through village schools and poverty. Satpreet and Harmanjit are two such scholars of Guru Nanak Dev University , (GNDU), Amritsar ,
Partap Singh and Family Leave Peru to Begin a New Life In India
December 09, 2005
After a 4-year lonely struggle fighting mistaken identity and ignorance and facing extreme difficulties, Partap Singh decided that enough was enough. After trying all possible honest means in providing for his family while not compromising Sikh principles, he turned to the Sikh community for help in September of 2005. He contacted UNITED SIKHS, which recognized his distressful situation and offered to come to his aid after thoroughly analyzing and verifying his circumstances. Three months after
Partap Singh of Peru Needs Your Help
September 29, 2005
Partap Singh moved to Peru nine years ago from Spain, where he had gone from India to study Spanish and work as a travel consultant. It did not matter that he and his wife Gurpeet Kaur were the only Sikh family in Lima, they were dedicated to keeping the culture and traditions of their beloved Sikhi..