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Sewa International Media Release
This summer, Sewa International USA is planning to conduct a fundraising event - A hard tennis ball cricket tournament in Lincoln Park, Jersey City on 2nd & 3rd of June 2012. The main idea behind the tournament is for the participants (from NY & NJ) to have fun with friends, family or colleagues, while promoting awareness about Youth For Sewa (or YFS), an initiative of Sewa International, that focuses on youth involvement in social work.
The games are open to both men and women and will be played between teams of 9 players each, using a hard tennis balls. Since each team will get 10 overs to bat, a game will not last more than 90 minutes. The venue of the final games (Lincoln Park) is very easily accessible via public transport and we can help arrange car pooling, if needed. Deadline for registrations is May 25th.
All funds generated from this tournament will go towards ‘Vidyadaan’ - a program to help educate children from poor economic backgrounds.
Last year, the tournament had 300 players, 9 sponsors, about 30 volunteers and the games spread across 3 weekends. Overall $25,000 was raised which was in-turn used to educate 430 children during the academic year 2011-12. This year, the participation is expected to double and so are the funds raised. Vidyadaan 2011-12
For more details:
Call 201-844-8937 Email email@example.com Visit www.sewausa.org/yfs-cricket
Facebook Groups: Youth For Sewa || Cricket For Charity
"S E W A - Selfless Effort for the Welfare of All"
About Sewa International USA
Sewa International USA is an international service organization based in the United States. Our Mission is to serve humanity in distress and help the local population irrespective of race, religion, sex or creed while promoting volunteering. We are a Non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization with International presence and we serve . Our Vision is to bring into practice the lofty ideals of Sanatana Dharma : “Nar Sewa is Narayan Sewa” OR “Service of Humanity is Worship of Divinity”.
Along with supporting development initiatives across the world, we have taken up several service projects in the United States. Our flagship project in the US is Bhutanese Refugee Empowerment geared towards helping the 60,000 Bhutanese Refugees in the United States. Along with this, we conduct Food Drives to help local homeless shelters and soup kitchens in cities across the US, participate in Adopt-A-Highway programs to help keep our environment clean, and run a Yuva For Sewa Internship program to allow University students to help in service projects in India and other countries. We also organize fund raising events to support development projects focusing on health care, education and women empowerment in India as well as other developing countries.
You can find more details about us here: www.sewausa.org
Youth For Sewa (www.sewausa.org/nyc) or YFS is a project of Sewa International USA which focuses on Youth involvement in social work. The specific cause, we chose for this fund-raising effort is “Vidyadaan” (In sanskrit, ‘Vidya’ means education and ‘Daan’ means donation)
About Vidyadaan: YFS volunteers in India (www.youthforseva.org) continuously collect information about students from under-previleged backgrounds, making sure to have persistent personal interaction with the students and their families with specific emphasis on the children’s education. Because of the close interaction, the volunteers have a pretty accurate estimate of the financial requirements for providing basic education to these students. YFS then goes ahead with various fund-raising efforts to fund the education of all such identified students. ‘School Kit Drive’, ‘Sponsor A Child’ or ‘Vidyadaan’ and weekend tutoring sessions are some of the YFS initiatives aimed at helping these students. Through Vidyadaan, a donor also gets the opportunity to act as a mentor to a child of his/her choice and YFS helps in making this process as transparent as possible.