Educare Center – UNITED SIKHS Blog https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog Recognize The Human Race As One Fri, 01 Sep 2017 23:45:10 +0000 en-US hourly 1 UNITED SIKHS Interns Lead Youth in Seva and Civil Rights Workshop https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2009/08/united-sikhs-interns-lead-youth-in-seva-and-civil-rights-workshop/ Mon, 03 Aug 2009 20:45:15 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=440

Plainview, NY, USA – Six UNITED SIKHS Law and Media Interns led a two-hour workshop and discussion session at the Sikh youth camp at the Guru Gobind Singh Sikh Center in Plainview, New York on July 15th. 108 children, ages 9-16, participated in the workshop. The workshop focused on the concept of seva (selfless service); it also included discussion regarding the turban and screened the film The Right to Turban, which details various cases involving the turban ban in France. The workshop ended with children filling out and discussing questionnaires on bullying.

The children were broken up into different discussion groups within the main group. The workshop began with a discussion focused on working within the small groups to formulate individual definitions of seva, along with discussing why seva is an important part of their faith and brainstorming service projects that qualified as seva. After the portion on seva, the discussion shifted to the turban. This presentation included a discussion on why Sikhs wear the turban and its significance in Sikhism. The children then watched the movie The Right to Turban, which focused on the turban ban in France, followed by a short discussion. The workshop concluded with a discussion surrounding bullying, including what kinds of bullying the children have experienced, how they dealt with it, and how it made them feel.

The Guru Gobind Singh Sikh Center has held a Sikh Camp every summer for the past seven years, with this year marking the highest attendance to date. The camp is everyday, Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm for two weeks. The camp has a total of 210 campers, ages 6 to 16 and 23 volunteer counselors, age, 16-20.

“It was a great experience. Even at a young age, these children conveyed an immense sense of pride in their religion and culture. It was especially impressive how dedicated they are to the concept of seva, and how willing they are to act selflessly for the greater good of the community.” -Megan Collelo, Legal Intern

I think the kids and even the counselors learned a lot about some of the most important aspects of Sikhi that some realized that they completely misunderstood.” -Ravjot Bhasin, Counselor at the Gurudwara Camp

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Advancing Care Together: Parental Workshop at the Educare Center https://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/2009/05/advancing-care-together-parental-workshop-at-the-educare-center/ Mon, 25 May 2009 05:27:54 +0000 http://www.unitedsikhs.org/blog/?p=277
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05/25/2009, Richmond Hill, Queens, NY:  A parental workshop is conducted every 3rd weekend at the Educare Center in New York. Dr Jogesh Kaur, a pediatrician, conducted the 2nd session on grooming parents  to raise healthy children and handle behavioral problems. These classes will be conducted every 3rd Sunday of the month from 3:00pm – 5:00pm and was the second in series.  UNITED SIKHS is looking for volunteers.

for volunteers for these educational workshops. To volunteer, write to sikhaid@unitedsikhs.org.

To see uploaded video snippets on discussions with parents at the NYC Educare Center, please  see
http://unitedsikhs.org/videos/communityservice/educareCenter-NYC/20090525/EducareCenter-05252009-ParentWorkshop.wmv

http://unitedsikhs.org/videos/communityservice/educareCenter-NYC/20090525/EducareCenter-05252009-ParentWorkshop-2.wmv

http://unitedsikhs.org/videos/communityservice/educareCenter-NYC/20090525/EducareCenter-05252009-ParentWorkshop-3.wmv

http://unitedsikhs.org/videos/communityservice/educareCenter-NYC/20090525/EducareCenter-05252009-ParentWorkshop-4.wmv

http://unitedsikhs.org/videos/communityservice/educareCenter-NYC/20090525/EducareCenter-05252009-ParentWorkshop-5.wmv

Kuldip Singh
kuldip.singh@unitedsikhs.org
UNITED SIKHS

 

 

 

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