Source: Sikh News Network
ew York, NY (October 1, 2007) – In another first for the Sikh community, the Sikh Coalition today launched Khalsa Kids a website dedicated exclusively to helping Sikh students fight school bullying. The website is designed as an interactive resource tool, featuring a discussion forum, videos, and downloadable presentations. Parents and teachers can also use the website’s sample lesson plans and games to teach others about Sikhs.
Khalsa Kids is part of the Sikh Coalition’s response to a hate crime committed earlier this year against a Sikh student in Queens, New York. Harpal Singh Vacher’s attackers, fellow high school students, forcibly removed his turban and cut his hair in a school bathroom. Harpal has since transferred schools in order to ensure his own safety.