Sewa Volunteer Recognized at the Volunteer Houston Service Awards

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Sewa youth volunteer Kaushiki Tewary and Sewa Team with Chief Guest Niel Bush

HOUSTON: Last Friday, May 15, marked the 31st annual Greater Houston Service Awards, a ceremony that honors the city’s most hardworking and dedicated volunteers. Recognized at the event was 17 yearJunior at Cinco Ranch High School , Kaushiki Tewary, who was nominated by Sewa International .She was honored as one of the top 3 youth volunteers of the Year from across Houston area at a glittering Gala event.She was also the only Indo American to be recognized at the ceremony.

The chief guest at the event was Niel Bush , businessman and Philanthropist and also member of the Bush Family. Kaushiki has been involved with Sewa International Houston for four years and is still an active volunteer with the organization. She regularly communicates with a base of over a hundred volunteers as a volunteer coordinator in the Local Events program which connects people across Houston with volunteer opportunities. Additionally, she has helped in the Bhutanese community reachout program Chai Pe Charcha , that Sewa has recently fostered to help refugees from Bhutan to acclimate them better to their new lives. The program has also grown on the educational front as it sponsors a tutorial program called Aspire Tutorials that aims to provide afterschool tutorials for the refugee children, and help them progress in their learning.

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Neil Bush and Kaushiki Tewary

The program was recently chosen out of 4000 other programs in the United States for the State Farm Neighborhood Grant into top 200 programs.. Through voting via Facebook, the program chooses the top 40 programs with the highest votes to receive $25,000 grants towards their selective missions to help them gain a boost and garner more attention.Kaushiki and her co volunteers are now working on this campaign.This campaign runs from May 14th to June 3 rd. To know more about the State Farm Assist Grant and Sewa International’s application Please visit us on www.facebook.com/facebook Sewa International is currently offering internship opportunities for both High School and College students over summer .

To know more please reach out to Kavita Tewary email: educationhouston@sewausa.org or call 7133034253

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