30 years of changing lives…….Sikh Sanjog
‘Sanjog’ means ‘linking’ in Punjabi
We need to raise £15,000 to cover a shortfall in grant funding to allow both Sikh Sanjog and Punjabi Junction to continue to operate, until Punjabi Junction is financially sustainable and able to contribute to the costs of delivering Sikh Sanjog’s indispensable services to over 300 isolated minority ethnic women and young people.
Sikh Sanjog's vision is “To inspire and empower Sikh and other minority ethnic women to advance their own life opportunities through the building of skills, confidence and social inclusion." We have been offering gender specific services in Edinburgh for 30 years, for marginalised, vulnerable and disadvantaged minority ethnic women.
In 2010 we launched our Social Enterprise Cafe, Punjabi Junction on Leith Walk Its primary purpose to generate surplus income with a view to supporting Sikh Sanjog financially and reduce its reliance on grant funding. Whilst being a conduit for marginalised, disadvantaged women from Sikh and other minority ethnic groups to be able to enter the employment market.
Sikh Sanjog is Scotland's (perhaps the UK's) leading Sikh family support organisation. Our work is unique in that we provide a pathway for hard-to-reach individuals and groups to access essential mainstream services, and where these have not been available we have developed our own programmes.
Sikh Sanjog has established its place as a creative, inventive, resourceful and relevant force for the years ahead, not only supporting vulnerable individuals but also starting to play a significant role in influencing policy makers, towards addressing inequalities long term.