Bio – Navleen Kaur

Navleen Kaur

Navleen Kaur London Central Gurdwara

Sardarni Navleen Kaur is the Community educator at the Central Gurdwara Khalsa jatha London. She currently teaches Sikh Studies across the UK and in Europe.

Her first degree was in French Literature  at University college London and  then she became a modern foreign languages teacher following her Post Graduate certificate in Education at The Institute of education London. She then took out two years to work with Human rights NGO developing a project linked with the United Nations on trauma and violence for those women and children who became indirect victims of violence in Panjab, India.

Subsequently this lead to further studies at the University of Cambridge where she completed an Mphil in Educational psychology and social development.  Having volunteered in the Interfaith world for several years, and served as the SACRE Council  for Religious  education in Several London boroughs. Her first Sikh Chaplain post was at Khalsa Secondary academy in Buckingham shire where she coordinated Interfaith activities and the Sikh Studies programme, as well as developing an interfaith programme for teenagers. She has been published in magazines, journals, and books and is a regular contributor to Sikhnet.

As of this writing, she currently runs women’s empowerment workshops and mindfulness courses. She also coordinates projects for AFAN ( All faiths and None) and runs the Children’s Gurdwara Project on London. She is the chair of the Cinq Étoile Dashmesh Academie in Paris running regular leadership development programmes for European Sikhs youth. In this regard, she has just developed a teacher training programme called G-11 where she delivers workshops on Sikh Studies to RE teachers at the London Universities and regular workshops for primary and secondary schools in Europe.