Sikh Sanjog Staff

Trishna

Trishna Singh OBE

Trishna is the Founder/Director of Sikh Sanjog the only Sikh Family Support charity in Scotland and Punjabi Junction Social Enterprise the first Sikh women’s Social Enterprise in Scotland. She has over 30 years’ experience working in the Voluntary sector. Graduated from Glasgow University with a degree in Community Learning and Development in 2007 and in recognition of her services to the community, she is the first Sikh woman in Scotland to have received an OBE in 2014. Her work is centred on the thematic areas of Community Development Gender- Social Justice, Civic Engagement, Race Equality and Human Rights.

She was appointed first Honorary Sikh Chaplain to Edinburgh University in 2012 and is currently part of the Chaplaincy team. She has extensive knowledge and understanding of the Sikh religion and culture from the lived experience of women.

Her wealth of experience together with knowledge of ethnic communities in particular the women of the Bhatra Sikh Community in Scotland and their needs has resulted in her being asked to represent the Sikh Community in a variety of arenas both statutory and voluntary.

She is keen to continue to build links that can create pathways for women of all communities to participate in civic life. Her aim is to continue to break down barriers to learning, reducing the obstacles that get in the way of people receiving a service and improving communication between professions about the needs of the Sikh and other BME women. She would like to see the inequalities gap closed, especially in terms of disadvantage and exclusion relating to education, skills and training at all levels.

Sinita Potiwal – Café Manager

Cafe Manager

Satnam Singh – Youth and Community Development Worker

Satnam is one of our youth development workers at Sikh Sanjog. Satnam started working at Sikh Sanjog in 2011 working in the community development team where she gained many skills and experience.  Satnam moved to work with the youth work team in 2017 and really enjoys working with the children and young people finding it very fulfilling and satisfying.

Jasbir Singh – Community Development Worker

Jasbir has worked with Sikh Sanjog for 7 years as a Community Development worker and runs a Well Being group for women. Our Health and Well Being group is  focused  on healthy activities, socially inclusive events and educational support to promote health and wellbeing from women from Sikh and other ethnic minority communities.

Iona Dyson – Community Development Manager

Iona started working with Sikh Sanjog within our Youth Work  team two years ago bringing a wealth of knowledge and experience from her previous roles within the voluntary sector. She has now taken on our Community Development Manager role coordinating and developing our work within the local Sikh community.

Sabrina Tickle – Youth Development Manager

Sabrina is our youth development manager at Sikh Sanjog and has a background in community and  learning & development and graduated from The University of Edinburgh in 2015.  She started working with  the organisation in January 2014 as a youth development worker with the Heritage Project and has since progressed onto the role as manager. Sabrina enjoys her work with Sikh Sanjog and feels passionate about promoting equality and opportunities for the women, children and young people we work with.

Lesley McBain – Office Manager