The Sevak Education Trust was formed to create Free Schools that are underpinned by the Sikh Faith. The Trust consists of educational, financial, marketing and legal experts along with parents and businessmen from the local area.
Our view is that a high quality, sound education is the vital ingredient to improving young people’s life chances. It enables them to progress into adulthood with the skills and confidence that they need for success. This is only possible if vision has an understanding of what a good school really is.
- A good school must provide wholeness in order to achieve this.
- A good school is one that looks after the most vulnerable so that everyone has his or her own dignity.
- A good school is one that expects its pupils to show wide ambition and strength in their spiritual life, their intellect, their extra-curricular activities and their games.
- A good school makes its pupils look outwards so they learn through their experience of how people live and work in their own country and the European and global markets.
Such an outlook takes away arrogance and replaces it with true confidence, the confidence that sees change as an opportunity rather than a threat and thus prepares pupils for the rapidly involving world that awaits them.
Our vison and approach offers this wholeness, a wholeness in which a child’s individuality prospers but always to the benefit of the community, in the spirit of selflessness service or “Seva”.
By drawing on the teachings of Guru Nanak, the founder of the Sikh faith, our schools will not only provide academic education, they will encompass an underlying message of brotherhood, equality and respect. High morals, discipline, love, compassion and selfless service towards all regardless of faith, gender or colour will be encouraged. The schools will embrace a universal, inclusive approach to spirituality, aimed at rekindling a personal, loving and spontaneous relationship with the Divine
The Three Basic Principles of Sikhism are:
Naam Japnaa - To meditate on the Divine Name with love and devotion
Kirat Karnee - To work hard and honestly with dignity and labour
Vand Ke Shaknaa - To share what you have with the deprived and needy