WASHINGTON, May 27 (PTI) – Sewa International, an award-winning non-profit organization, has announced plans to open an academy to train volunteers and expand its presence in the United States.
As an organization involved in disaster relief, volunteering and community development, Sewa International aims to have 100 chapters and more than 250 women in leadership positions across the organization by 2027 as part of its growth strategy, its President Arun Kankani said in a statement. Presented at the recently concluded 17th National Conference in Atlanta.
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Speaking to more than 130 delegates earlier this month, Kankani said the group planned to open a “Sewa Academy” to train its volunteers.
“Sewa also plans to focus on establishing chapters in smaller towns within metropolitan areas through its neighborhood sewa programme,” he said.
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It currently has 43 chapters in the United States.
Congressman Rich McCormick told the meeting that the Indian-American community, which makes up just 1 percent of the population, pays 6 percent of taxes.
“You are here to participate in the American Dream, you are the success story of a new generation of America. Get involved in politics, take charge of your own destiny and stand up for each other,” the congressman said.
McCormick emphasized the importance of making smart choices in the election. “Who you choose to be your representative will determine how much you pay in taxes, how much your business is regulated and how many of your children go to college,” he said, emphasizing the power of relationships and solidarity.
The event’s chief guest, Digvijay “Danny” Gaekwad, an Indian-American entrepreneur and community leader from Florida, said, “Sewa’s continued focus and good work in helping children from low-income families get a good education is truly inspiring.”
At the meeting, the group honored veteran community leader and American Hindu University board member Manohar Shinde.
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