Shankar Singh lives with his family in Nalgonda, in the state of Telangana. He loves the color blue and loves to visit Hyderabad. Shankar Singh hopes to become an engineer when he grows up. He lives with his sisters and parents in a tiny home built on a small parcel of land, with a small sum of money which was given to them through a government funded program. Shankar Singh’s father works as a welder in a metalworking facility. He makes kitchen utensils and pots by hand and sells them from his scooter as he drives through different areas. He brings in $140 CAD per month to support his family. Shankar comes from a family of Sikligar Sikhs. The Sikligars are a neglected community, who as a whole have a poor standard of living through no fault of their own.
If the future of a community is at stake, then it is very important to connect the new generation with the education of the present. It is for these reasons that this special project for Sikligar Sikhs has been developed by the SAF Canada. Your monthly contribution will cover Shankar Singh’s tuition fees, school supplies, textbook costs, and any medical issues for the child and his immediate family.