Premi Posted January 15, 2022 Report Share Posted January 15, 2022 https://www.capstonefostercare.co.uk/knowledge-centre/sikh Fostering within the Sikh community We know that the Sikh religion is based upon principles of giving and service to others. Perhaps that’s why people from the Sikh community make excellent foster carers. ‘Sewa’ or service, is an important part of a Sikh person’s journey. Fostering, although a paid career, could be the biggest ‘sewa’ you ever do. It is never guaranteed you will be a foster carer to a child of a Sikh background and culture. At Capstone we believe to be a successful foster carer you must have the desire to support a child or young person to build a brighter future regardless of race and religion. Find out more from your local team Speak to your local fostering team if you would like to know more on 0800 012 4004. Send us an enquiry form today so we can get in touch with you. You can also keep up to date with our events and news by joining our Facebook page. What our foster carers say When our son went to university we thought the time was right to foster, as it’s something we’d always thought about. The whole process was an eye opener, as we didn’t realise how many children from our own culture were in care. At age 5 the little boy we foster had a mental age of 2 due to neglect. Helping him to get back on track has been the hardest thing we have ever done, but with the support of our family and our social worker, we’ve had the most rewarding experience.Sandeep and Ranjit, Foster Carers Why do we need Sikh foster carers? We are looking for foster carers from the Sikh community because more and more children are coming into care from a Sikh, Punjabi or Indian background. We want to offer these children a fostering family that matches the culture they are used to, or can identify with most. Although some young people are only fostered for a few weeks, sometimes children are fostered more long term. That’s why it’s important to consider the young person’s identity and background when matching them with foster carers. How can Capstone support Sikh foster carers? We are a large agency working across most parts of England. We have 16 local offices and the locations include East London, Hounslow, Leicester, Birmingham, Leeds and more. Regardless of where you live in England, we can usually support you from one of our local offices. We have a diverse team of admin, social workers and senior management, some of whom are from the Sikh community. With our expertise and understanding of different cultures, we can form a good relationship with you, to support and understand your needs. What do you need to become a foster carer? A spare room Commitment to support a child who may have suffered trauma or abuse Willing to support a diverse range of children Spare time Common sense Desire to make a difference Lots of energy! https://www.jetsinghtrust.org/orphan-sponsorship-programme-2 The Jet Singh Trust now help run an orphanage with another charity (Khalsa Sewa) in Panjab, India. Recently a team went out to help build the new orphanage. We now also pay the fees for 15 girls to have an education, food, accommodation , clothing and medical treatments. Our next aim is to increase the size of the orphanage, buy them a plot of land so that the orphans have an outdoor playground/gym. Background The Khalsa Sewa Orphanage in Batala, Panjab was founded by Kulvinder in 2011. Her husband left her when she was three months pregnant with their child but instead of becoming bitter and resentful, she turned her life into one of amazing, loyal love. Now the orphanage is home to thirty girls, all under 18. Cared for solely by Kulvinder, she organises the girls’ schooling, transport, clothing, food, medical needs, and pastoral care. These girls have no family of their own, Khalsa Seva is their family and home. The girls are kind, humble, hard-working and so polite – a real credit to the work of Kulvinder and those who support the orphanage. How we are helping The need to house more girls is increasing, so a team from the Jet Singh Trust travelled to Khalsa Sewa in October 2017, to help build a bigger site for the orphans. The team mixed cement, carried and laid bricks, to begin to build a more functional space for the girls. It is with the generous support of others that we can help improve these girls’ lives. This program is designed to work with each child to monitor and improve their intellectual, psychological, emotional, and spiritual development. By working together, we can change the future of these children! https://www.jetsinghtrust.org/about-us Our History The trust was formed by a group of family and friends who came together to honour the memory of Jatinder (Jet) Singh Chatha (1983 – 2016). Jet was a Wolverhampton based wrestler and fitness trainer who was passionate about promoting good health. He was also a caring son, brother, father and friend who inspired us to carry forth his legacy. Today, we are a community of likeminded people who have joined forces to serve the common good. What we do OBJECTIVES We organise and participate in events and challenges for men, women and children of all abilities, aimed at pushing people beyond their current physical and mental capabilities. With each and every new challenge we will look to increase participants by raising awareness and spreading the good name and work of the Trust to a wider audience. We actively look to help people advance in life by encouraging them to improve all aspects of their health and entice them to take part in our events and challenges. We research local, national and international charities where your well received donations will make an immediate impact. 100% of your donation goes to good causes with the running of the charity being funded by our sponsors, allowing us to focus on helping others. 2 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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