Working towards the
betterment of all

SAF International is a Sikh Charity on a mission to provide education, aid, and compassion to underprivileged communities of all faiths across South Asia.

Faith-based solutions.

As a Sikh based charity, we believe in the oneness of humanity and work to provide a selfless service that does not discriminate.

Community Focused.

 

Our projects aim to uplift marginalized and impoverished communities that lack the tools needed to break the cycle of poverty.

 

Donor Driven.

SAF’s mission is powered by our worldwide donors, and in exchange, we offer them honesty, transparency, and a platform for change.

What we do

EDUCATION
SIKLIGAR SIKHS
GURMAT VIDHYA
EMERGENCY RELIEF
W.A.S.H.
SHELTER
EDUCATION

Our projects aim to uplift marginalized and impoverished communities that lack the tools needed to break the cycle of poverty. Education is the key to providing young children with the necessary tools to succeed. With our Education Program and the help of our child sponsors, we can help children receive a quality foundation of knowledge that will allow them to thrive beyond their community.

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SIKLIGAR SIKHS

For years, SAF International has been working within Sikligar communities, helping to educate and uplift individuals that have been ignored and neglected by mainstream society. This cause is very near and dear to our hearts, because we know their story, their rich history, and the unimaginable hardships they have endured over the years.

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GURMAT VIDHYA

Our Gurmat education programs educate young Sikhs about the history of Sikhism and introduces various Sikh principles into their lives. Our goal is to teach young Sikhs about their heritage, provide a sense of community, and present them with positive role models to steer them in a positive direction.

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EMERGENCY RELIEF

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many communities in India were struggling to feed their families. We decided to take action and fundraise for one of the most impoverished communities in India- the Sikligar Sikhs. We were able to provide these families in need with over 12 tonnes of food.

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W.A.S.H.

According to World Bank Group, only 21% of the impoverished in India have access to washrooms and only 6% have running tap water. This lack of access to clean water creates many health risks. We provide families in need with water filtration systems so they can have access to clean water to drink and perform basic household tasks.

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SHELTER

Many struggling families cannot afford a structurally sound home with basic utilities. The House Rebuild and Repair program aims to aid these families by creating a safe and functional home environment. The mission of this program is to give people in extreme poverty a safe and secure home that provides stability and allows them to live in dignity.

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One mission.
Multiple regions.

Our mission starts in Canada, extends beyond Punjab, and reaches communities throughout India and South Asia. We’re incredibly proud of what we have been able to achieve, and with your help, we could do so much more.

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Gujarat

  • Sikligar Project

Odisha

  • Tribal Project
  • Preschools Alternative Energy
  • WASH

Telangana

  • Muslim Community
  • Sikligar Project

Andhra Pradesh

  • Sikligar Project
  • Shelter
  • Gurdwara Sahib
  • WASH

Madhya Pradesh

  • Sikligar Project
  • Education Project

Punjab

  • Gurmat Program
  • Education Program
  • Shelter
  • SAF Schools
  • Smarter India
  • WASH

Jammu

  • Education Program
  • Food Aid
  • Rohingya Support

Himachal Pradesh

  • Granthi Children Support: Paonta Sahib
  • WASH
  • Shelter

Planting seeds for development

We are a Canadian Sikh charity working in India. Our goal is to provide economic, educational, and community support to those living in extreme poverty across the subcontinent.

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Our Impact

POVERTY RELIEF IN GUJARAT

In the summer of 2017, SAF International began a 2-year Community Development Project to support a highly marginalized Sikligar Sikh community in Gujarat. The Sikligar community is comprised of underprivileged children and families living in extreme poverty. SAF is currently supporting two small communities within Vadodra, Gujarat, consisting of 30 families. We are thrilled to have so much accomplished with just couple of years aid work in this forgotten community of the Khalsa.

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CLEAN WATER FOR MAHARASHTRA

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CLEAN WATER FOR MAHARASHTRA

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Our Goals for 2020

We have big plans for the year and are looking forward to love and support from the community to achieve them. Here is some insight into what we want to accomplish throughout the year.

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