Project Punjab is an ongoing project we have of improving the life of people in Punjab who live in dire poverty and suffering hardship
The shortage of water in some states like Punjab, despite having its own rivers, is drying up the fertile agricultural land leaving debt ridden farmers helpless and forced into suicide. There is an ever present threat of the children being lured into the dark world of drugs and amphetamines by individual dealers and various cults which these projects try to combat. The practice of female foeticide (child is killed/aborted before its even born only because the sex of the foetus is a female) continues to rise.
Despite this, many receive no help from any social, religious or judicial organizations. SikhAid is reaching out to them.
Through SikhAid’s projects, underprivileged children from areas of severe deprivation are sponsored and encouraged to attend school. SikhAid will financially support over 170 children from very underprivileged backgrounds and areas of severe deprivation at the cost of 57000 rupees each month; this will increase as the children get older and attend higher education. Sikh Aid aim to provide stability within the family unit, which
includes medical care.
Furthermore, SikhAid aims to engage whole families in drugs awareness programmes as there is widespread drugs and alcohol abuse in rural Punjab. Also significant support is provided to Shaheed families.
Every penny you donate today will go directly to those in need. 50% of the monies raised will be going to help improve living conditions of a family and 50% will be utilised for purchasing essentials for poverty-stricken, forgotten families in Punjab.