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History

The ancient Chinese philosopher Lao Tzu said “Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in giving creates love.”

Sponsor a Child program is founded on a holistic philosophy to span education, health, physical and cultural development of the child.

Since 2009, we have been providing education for  children in grades 4-10 from underprivileged families in India and Nepal. Beneficiaries are from low-income families with parents who are maid-servants, day laborers, janitors, taxi drivers, roadside vendors and other low-wage professions.

The project that started in Bangalore (Karnataka), and, Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), is currently operating in several areas within India and Nepal.

A journey starts with a small leap. Sponsor A Child also started with the baby steps of a few committed volunteers.

In the year 2009, few volunteers of Sewa International decided to support the education of underprevileged students in India. They formed a team in the US, identified a few non-profits in India and supported the education of a few children.

In the year 2011, we wroked with one of our partner non-profits on Vidyachetana in Bangalore and Vidyadaan in Hyderabad. Sewa supporters showed a lot of interest in these two programs and the beneficiaries increased tremendously. Respecting the committed volunteers and donors who are willing to support the cause, in the year 2013, Sewa USA launched its own project Sponsor A Child.

The year 2015, witnessed the launch of a dedicated low-cost website for the donors to select the children and view the academic progress. The technological intervention helped to reach over 1000 children in a short span and energised us to hire dedicated personnel for donor relations and remote operations. As of 2018, we are supporting over 1300 students with the help of 500+ donors.

Since inception, we have facilitated more than 6000 annual student sponsorships.

About Sewa International

Sewa International is a Hindu faith-based nonprofit charity registered under the Internal Revenue Code 501 (c) (3) in the US since 2004. All donations in the US are tax-deductible. Sewa International has 38 chapters across all major metros in the US. Mission of Sewa is three fold: serve humanity in distress, aid local communities, and promote volunteerism.

Started in India in 1989, the Sewa International movement is active in 20 countries including Australia, Canada, Guyana, Kenya, Malaysia, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, and the UK. See www.sewausa.org for more details.

 

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