Bhujangan Kaur Leadership Academy


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Bhujangan Kaur Leadership Academy is aimed at girls ages 13-18. Young Kaur's will work on developing themselves and creating a sense of community. Designed to encourage leadership building and development for the next generation of Kaurs, Bhujangans spend a weekend in the outdoors and learn about Sikh sheroes of the past. Workshops emphasize building internal strength (sehaj), self-esteem and self-worth, and building sisterhood.

Registration Details
  • The 2020 Bhujangan Kaur Leadership Academy will be held July 17th-19th.
  • This year we will be having a VIRTUAL Bhujangan for our Young Kaurs across California and beyond.
  • If you have any questions please email bhujangan@jakara.org 

CLICK HERE to apply for Bhujangan Kaur Leadership Academy

Background Information

The Bhujangan Leadership Academy is a Jakara Movement initiative that was started in 2012 to address the lack of sisterhood and support amongst young Kaur's. Our goal is to create a forum for young Sikh Kaurs between the ages of 13-18 to reflect, learn, and become inspired by Sikhi and a new Sangat. High school is a critical period in a young Kaur's life.  Those who lack proper Sangat and Guru-inspired mentors can sometimes fall astray.  The Bhujangan Leadership Academy aims to not only introduce Sikh culture through Gurbani, Tarikh (history), Philosophy, and Rehat but also provides a safe place for kids to learn about themselves through workshops about self-confidence, building self-esteem, healthy communication, social justice, and self-reflection. While sometimes parents, siblings, and friends need to give that extra "push" to get the young Bhujangan's to initially attend, we make sure they have an experience they will remember forever.  

The staff includes confident young Kaurs who come from different backgrounds - from doctoral students to military service members, from educators to professionals - who were born here in the US and can connect and empathize with a variety of youth experiences.

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