Posted on 09/04/13 by Saranpaal Calais | Category: Announcements Events Press
In 2013 SYA celebrates it 15th year of sewa for the youth of Australia. We have some exciting things planned this year, but let us first recap on 2012 our most successful year to date!
Sikhs in Australia: An update
According to the 2011 Cenus, Sikhism is the fastest growing religion in Australia 2006 – 2011. The population of Sikhs in Australia rose from 26,000 in 2006 to 72,000 in 2011, a rise of 174%.
It is in this context that SYA is proud to have been a part of the journey of our community over the last decade and a half. We hold fast to our vision:
To empower our youths and families to be proud of their Sikh identity and contribute positively to the social and economic development of Australia.
And it is our commitment to this vision which continues to drive us to do the best by our community and provide our youth with every opportunity to lead their lives as proud Australian Sikhs.
Below is a summary of activities SYA was involved in over 2012.
SYA would like to thank all those sewadars, supporter and youth who made all this possible last year, and for the 14 years before. And of course our eternal gratitude is to His Kirpa – without which we all would not have been able to even take the first step!
8th National Leadership Weekend – 150 participants featuring the “Ideas to Impact” course – a Start-up Incubator for social entrepreneurs, resulting in the following social projects:
Response to Wisconsin Shooting Incident Federal
Paper presented at CRC Youth Leadership Forum – Devpaal Singh