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Sewa International Prepares to Offer Carolina Residents Help As Hurricane Florence Threatens The Mid-Atlantic States

Sewa International Prepares to Offer Carolina Residents Help As Hurricane Florence Threatens The Mid-Atlantic States

ATLANTA (GA): As Hurricane Florence approaches the East Coast of the United States, the governors of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia have issued mandatory evacuation orders affecting more than one million residents in the coastal areas. The Carolinas have not seen a category 3 hurricane in 22 years. The three affected states have a […]

Rosharon Calling

Rosharon Calling

HOUSTON: Imagine a community of 200 broken and flooded houses with poor access roads, piles of rotten debris, surviving on backed-up sewage, still filled with undrained flood and rain water at many places and smelling strong mold and mildew every day.  This is Rosharon, a small agrarian Cambodian community in Brazoria County of greater Houston […]

True to its Mission, Sewa Team Continues to Serve Houstonians in the Aftermath of Harvey

True to its Mission, Sewa Team Continues to Serve Houstonians in the Aftermath of Harvey

HOUSTON: 1,250+ volunteers, 43,000+ hours of service (translating to efforts worth 1 Million dollars), clean-up of 400+ damaged houses, direct support to 800+ families – this quick statistics of the rebuild and rehabilitation work over last 2 weeks by Sewa, says it all. Hundreds of Sewa volunteers continue to be on field supporting some of […]

End of Internship Gala – Sewa International

End of Internship Gala – Sewa International

HOUSTON: On July 29, Sewa International hosted an End of Internship Gala for all of its interns to celebrate their various efforts and accomplishments at the Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce hall. Every summer, Sewa has held Get Inspired Houston and LEAD Houston internships for college and high school students respectively. Their responsibilities span various […]

NASA Scientist Dr. Kishen Kumar Inspires Sewa International’s Summer Interns

NASA Scientist Dr. Kishen Kumar Inspires Sewa International’s Summer Interns

By Azra Fatima Mirza  HOUSTON: On Saturday, June 10, the Sewa International Houston chapter welcomed its high school LEAD interns for the summer of 2017. To end the informative orientation, LEAD and GIH interns alike took part in an interesting lecture from NASA’s Dr. Kishen Kumar, who gave them valuable advice on the topic of […]

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Yoga Camps Motivates Participants for Healthy Lifestyle

Stop Diabetes Movement (SDM) Yoga Camps Motivates Participants for Healthy Lifestyle

By Nikhil Jain HOUSTON: Sewa International and VYASA organized ten-day yoga camps from February 24 to March 5.  The camps were held simultaneously at three locations in the Houston area (Sugar Land, West Houston & Katy) and 65 people participated. The camp is specially designed for diabetic and pre-diabetic people to help them manage and […]

Stress Reduction through Yoga Workshop at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center by Sewa

Stress Reduction through Yoga Workshop at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center by Sewa

By Anuja Deshpande HOUSTON: Sewa team recently conducted yoga workshop “Stress Reduction through Yoga” at Baker Ripley Neighborhood Center on February 4. Most of the members at Baker Ripley center come from low income families and encounter tremendous amount of stress in their daily life. This everyday stress takes a toll on their health and […]

3 Community Organization Partner to Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

3 Community Organization Partner to Present Workshop on Diabetes & Yoga

By Nikhil Jain HOUSTON: Sewa International along with JVB Preksha Meditation Center & VYASA organized a free community workshop “Multifaceted holistic approach to Diabetes through Yoga” on January 28. It was attended by over 100 people and was conducted by Dr. Sudha Rajan who has been practicing in the Clear Lake area for the past […]

Fun Field Trip for Refugee and Immigrant Children at Shaw STEAM Center

Fun Field Trip for Refugee and Immigrant Children at Shaw STEAM Center

By Anuja Deshpande HOUSTON: Sewa International and Cryptonite, together organized a fun filled trip to the Robert R. Shaw center for STEAM on October 9, for kids from underserved communities. Sewa Houston conducts after school programs (ASPIRE) for refugee and immigrant families, and more than 70 kids are enrolled in these programs. Also, Sewa team […]

International Day of Yoga Celebration by SEWA in Los Arcos, San Marcos

International Day of Yoga Celebration  by SEWA in Los Arcos, San Marcos

By Anuja Deshpande HOUSTON: To celebrate International Yoga Day, Sewa Houston hosted free yoga sessions on Saturday, July 9 and Sunday July 10 for the residents of the San Marcos and Los Arcos apartment complexes. The San Marcos and Los Arcos apartments house Latino immigrants, and refugees, mostly from Bhutan. People that live in underserved […]

Sewa ASPIRE: Lego Drive

Sewa ASPIRE: Lego Drive

HOUSTON: Sewa International held a LEGO Drive at the Texas Robotics Invitational on Saturday, June 25, held at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory High School. Abhishek Routray, a mechanical engineering student at U.T. Austin and Sewa intern, set up a booth at the robotics competition to collect LEGO toys for the children Sewa works with. Routray […]

History of Yoga- Screening of Movie Followed by Lecture

History of Yoga- Screening of Movie  Followed by Lecture

By Noopur Sapatnekar HOUSTON: SEWA international hosted screening of the documentary-History of Yoga at Keshav Smriti on April 16, and Woodlands Hindu Temple on April 17. The movie followed by a lecture was presented by Ramji Om (researcher and script writer for the documentary) and Deepika Kothari (Debut documentary producer). Ramji OM is MSc in […]

Sewa International at the Forefront of Tamil Nadu Relief Operations

Sewa International at the Forefront of  Tamil Nadu Relief Operations

Sewa International USA has raised over $100,000 HOUSTON: The rains and accompanying floods in Tamil Nadu have thrown the normal life into a disarray in various parts of Tamil Nadu.  But Chennai, Cuddalore and Puducherry have taken the brunt of it.  Apart from over 500 deaths reported thus far, hundreds of thousands have been rendered […]

Sewa Day 2015: International Day of Volunteering Celebrated Across USA

Sewa Day 2015: International Day of Volunteering Celebrated Across USA

HOUSTON: The Indian-American community between September 11 and October 4 celebrated  “Sewa Day” – a day of pure service – with a variety of community service projects at over 20 locations across the USA. Hundreds of volunteers from Sewa International and partner organizations including professional bodies, associations, linguistic, temple, spiritual, social and cultural organizations came […]

Intensive Facebook Campaign Helps SEWA International’s ASPIRE Tutorials Win a Grant of $25,000

Intensive Facebook Campaign Helps SEWA International’s  ASPIRE Tutorials Win a Grant of $25,000

By Umang Thanki & Jackson Courter HOUSTON: State Farm’s recent competition known as Neighborhood Assist provided a significant opportunity for Sewa as it challenged community members to vouch for a cause and earn $25,000 that can be used to promote it. The general procedure involved selecting an area to support and providing a grant statement […]

Sewa Lead Interns Explore Grass Root Community Work with Texans Together

Sewa Lead Interns Explore Grass Root  Community Work with Texans Together

By  Anoushka Giri HOUSTON:Television, newscasts and other mediums provide the well-to-do middle class a glimpse at the “worlds” of those it has solely seen as part of a statistic, another demographic, another poverty-stricken neighborhood stained upon the comfortable lives that the otherwise middle class suburban background offers. We hear of the strifes and it’s enough […]

Sewa Volunteer Recognized at the Volunteer Houston Service Awards

Sewa Volunteer Recognized at the Volunteer Houston Service Awards

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 […]

Yuva for Sewa

HOUSTON: Sewa International has launched its annual Yuva for Sewa (YFS), 8 to 10-week volunteer summer internship opportunity for college students to travel to India to contribute their time to serve humanity. Since its inception in 2006, 52 YFS youth interns have volunteered their time for health care, education, environment, women’s empowerment, rural development, and […]

SEWA Houston Felicitates their Good Samaritans

SEWA Houston Felicitates their Good Samaritans

By Vanshika Vipin SUGAR LAND: SEWA International USA, a grass-root non-profit organization, having about 38 chapters in USA including one in Houston, hosted its Annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner at the T.E. Harman Center on Friday, January 30, to felicitate the humanitarian volunteers who have whole heartedly contributed their time, money and skills to the NGO […]

Sewa International Helps Volunteers Celebrate a Unique First Birthday

Sewa International Helps Volunteers  Celebrate a Unique First Birthday

HOUSTON: Sewa International has been working with the Bhutanese refugee population, in Houston for the last several years.Recognizing that many refugee children needed extra tutoring in order to succeed at school, Sewa set up a satellite office in Los Arcos Apartment to run after school homework classes for elementary school students. Through this program, Sewa […]

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