Gursewak Singh wrote his first letter to Japan's justice minister when he was 10 years old. It has been nearly 8 years and he is still writing. He has written more than 50 letters..... he has yet to get a reply.
The letters, all written in Japanese, have become more eloquent as Gursewak has grown up. But the message is unchanged – a plea to the Japanese authorities to recognize him and his family as residents in a country where he and his younger twin siblings were born and his parents, natives of India, have lived in Japan since the 1990s. His parents are on provisional release status, means they can't work, they don't have health insurance and they need permission to travel outside the prefecture where they live. They are also subject to unannounced inspections by immigration officers at their home and they face detention at any time.
Gursewak has hopes of becoming a web developer and with the help of donations has completed his first year in his dream school, the Digital Hollywood University in Japan, which would not have been possible without your support. His first year at Digital Hollywood University cost about 1,000,000 YEN (or $9,000 USD). Now in his second year we need to raise funds of 1,278,000 YEN ( or $11,500 USD).
With your support, UNITED SIKHS will be able to help Gursewak Singh pursue his education. If you’d like to assist, we request you to do two things:
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