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Faith Body

Nishkam Schools Multi-Academy Trust was founded with the support of Guru Nanak Nishkam Sewak Jatha (GNNSJ). GNNSJ is a multi-faceted, Faith Based Organisation practising and propagating the Sikh Dharam (faith) in the name of Guru Nanak Dev Ji (1469-1539). This is implemented through GNNSJ’s 5 centres for excellence in Handsworth, Birmingham.


1. Gurudwara

The spiritual engine which drives, fuels and navigates GNNSJ’s wider endeavours locally, nationally and internationally in the pursuit of ‘Sarbat Da Bhalla – for the wellbeing of all humanity’. It has been involved in selfless intrafaith work in Kenya and India informally since 1950, and formally in the UK since 1978 as a registered Charity. 


2. Nishkam Community Co-operative

Marg Sat Santokh Manufacturers Ltd. This translates to the ‘path of Truth and Contentment’. It was set up in 1979 as a builder’s merchant and specialist timber manufacturer and joiner. It upholds the philosophy that ‘work is worship’ and that profit is not the only motive in sustainable economic development. Has recently diversified into e-commerce and forklift training.


3. Nishkam Civic Association

Established in 2006, the Nishkam Centre aims to serve and uplift society by delivering innovative education, training, health screening, well-being, art and heritage programmes; promoting intrafaith, interfaith, intercultural and intercommunity dialogue; and championing social justice and inclusion. (LINK)


4. Nishkam Schools Multi-Academy Trust

The Trust operates Nishkam Nursery which opened in 2009 and currently looks after over 60 children. On 5th September 2011 the Trust opened the first multi-faith Sikh ethos school in the Midlands, Nishkam Primary School.


5. Nishkam Social Care

Whilst still a project in planning and conception, GNNSJ remains committed to youth and elderly care. Inter-generational participation has continued in every sphere of GNNSJ’s activities since its inception.

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