Why Diversity Education?
As our schools and communities grow to be more culturally diverse, it is critical that we appreciate and understand the different backgrounds of our students, neighbors, and colleagues. Kaur Foundation develops engaging educational resources to help achieve the goal of cultivating awareness about Sikh-Americans and the Sikh identity in the classroom and the community.
At Kaur Foundation, we believe that in order for education to contribute towards transformative change and address the causes of bullying and exclusionary behavior, our collective efforts need to go beyond simply providing information about diversity. Rather, our approach to diversity education must also inspire students to think critically about how we engage with cultural differences, and with those who are perceived to be the ‘other’.
The work of the Kaur Foundation begins the process of challenging students and teachers to engage in dialogue and critical thinking.
Since its founding in 2002, the Kaur Foundation has become a leader in efforts to bring K-12 education about Sikhs into the American school system. Students and teachers nationwide, have been educated about the Sikh culture and the need to embrace differences and reject stereotypes.