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 is a first generation Scottish Sikh having been born in Glasgow in the 50’s. Due to cultural restrictions she left school at the age of 13.

In 2007 at the age of 51 she graduated from Glasgow University with a Degree in Community Learning and Development.

In 2014 In recognition of her services to the Sikh community she became the first Sikh woman in Scotland to receive an OBE.

She is the First Honorary Sikh Chaplain to be appointed by Edinburgh University. She is on the board of Interfaith Scotland and the Scottish Ethnic Minority Women’s Network.

She has over 30 years’ experience working in the Voluntary sector her work is centred on the thematic areas of Community Development, Gender- Social Justice, Civic Engagement, Race Equality and Human Rights.

Trishna is passionate about the ability of the voluntary sector to engage with communities in helping the people and the environment around them; and firmly believes that the flexibility, creativity and tenacity of the voluntary sector will be crucial in tackling the problems emerging as a result of tough economic times.

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

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