Aik Saath - Together as One

Aik Saath - Together as One

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Aik Saath - Together as One

The words 'Aik Saath' mean 'Together as One' in Hindi, Punjabi and Urdu. They also embody the ethos of the charity- they believe in working together to challenge racism and prevent violence. Aik Saath was established in response to gang violence between young people from Asian backgrounds in Slough. The founders of this organisation believed that young people needed to lead the efforts to resolve this conflict. Over 10 years later young people are still leading Aik Saath's efforts to build peace with young people from all backgrounds. Their efforts are led by the peer training team- a group of over 100 young volunteers aged between 12 and 25. They train other young people in conflict resolution and anti-racism skills in a variety of settings, including schools and youth centres. The young people also strengthen community cohesion in other ways, such as by organising events, including an annual film festival and exhibitions. Lastly, they also raise money for other charities through various fundraising activities.

The charity’s work has been recognised in a number of ways. During the last financial year Aik Saath won the Guardian Charity of the Year Award, the Institute for Community Cohesion's Award for Bridging Cultures and the V-Inspired UNITE Award. These three awards attest to recognition in the fields of charitable work; the promotion of community cohesion and; volunteering. It is our hope that these awards present our organisation as a charity worthy of your support.

Founded 1998