The first project is the Sikligar Sikh Children Education project. This project is aimed at providing school supplies, books, uniforms, shoes etc to the 1,672 school going children of the Sikligar Sikh community in Karnataka. As part of this project Nishkam Canada is also assisting with the hiring of after school tuition teachers so that the children that cannot be assisted by their illiterate parents with homework, have other support available to them.
Nishkam Canada requests a monthly donation of C$ 15 that will allow it to support the needy children and allow them to become young, successful men and women.
In 2005, Nishkam Canada was able to support a total of 6 (six) after school teachers for in Banglaore, Nippani, Dharwad, Shigaon and Hubli, all in Karnataka.
As a Nishkam Canada donor, you have an opportunity to support young children as they transition to professional or higher education courses.
In the ever competitive environment, each child needs skills that prepare them for the job market so that they and their family become productive members of the community. We do not limit our assistance to the traditional courses of medicine and programming. Our assistance covers multiple streams of Chartered Accountancy, Engineering and many vocational skills too.
Children selected for such scholarships under go a test and interview and an assessment of their financial needs. Based on each situation, sometimes, we may cover 100% or 75% or 50% of the funds required.
We also recognize that this program can only be built on top of a solid foundation of school education. Which is why the Sikligar Sikh Children Education project will always be our primary focus.
Nishkam has started a program in Sri Muktsar Sahib, Punjab, India that focuses on bringing young children and introducing them to some basic digital skills. Over a 4 month period, in batches of 30 children at a time, these children learn how to use a PC, Email, MS Office Google Docs, preparing a resume, looking and applying for a job etc.