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What are the age requirements for attending SSSEC?
We accept children from the age of 3, and there is no upper age limit (some of our students are over 70). However, we request that parents of young children stay with their child for a few weeks until their child is settled in.
Do I have to be a Sikh/Punjabi to attend classes?
No, however, we do put a lot of emphasis into learning about Sikhi during both Punjabi and Kirtan lessons. Following Sikh values, we accept people of any race, religion, culture etc. (we may find it hard to teach someone who knows neither English nor Punjabi/Hindi/Urdu, but we can try!)
Are there any fees?
There are no regular fees to attend SSSEC classes, although as it costs us roughly £150 per pupil per year, we ask parents to donate what they are comfortable with to help us cover the cost of hiring the facilities and buying new resources. However, you may need to purchase textbooks or workbooks to complement lessons. External exam fees must also be paid by the students.
Is there any uniform?
Currently there is no uniform, although we are looking into having a uniform in the near future. We would like our pupils to dress smartly and appropriately, and have their heads covered at all times inside the building.
How can I donate?
You are welcome to help financially if you wish; we rely completely on donations to run these services, and our volunteers work free of charge, so any help is appreciated. You can donate quickly and easily online, or into our bank account:
Account Name: Singh Sabha Southall Education Centre, Account Number: 93191664, Sort Code: 20-42-73
As we are a registered charity, donating online via CAF Donate helps us to claim Gift Aid quickly and easily.