SAF International has been operating Gurmat Academies to educate young Sikhs about the history of Sikhs, raising awareness about Sikh principles, train them in traditional martial arts, and raise awareness of social issues.
The regions of Punjab suffers from many social issues ranging from drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and violence against women. We believe by connecting youth to their heritage, and giving them a sense of identity and social responsibility, can give them the strength to live healthy and productive lives. Most importantly, these children can be a part of the solution.
SAF started with just one afterschool academy in a village of Ludhiana, but now after 3 years of this program, it has grown to 8 academies across 25 villages in Punjab. The after school academies are located in Gurdaspur (4), Ludhiana (3), and Tarn Taarn (1) and one in Gujarat. With your kind support, we can continue our Gurmat Education Programs.