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Indian-American NGO receives grant to help at-risk high school students improve grades

Press Trust of India  |  Washington 

Prominent Indian-American NGO SEWA International USA has received a grant of USD 15,000 to help at-risk high school students improve their grades in science, math and english.

This is the third consecutive year that has awarded the grant of USD 15,000 to support Sewa International's (Active Student Participation Inspires Real Engagement) Tutorial and Mentoring Program in

Sewa International has one of the lowest overhead expenses of a charitable organisation in the country as its leadership takes no salary, and most of the work is done by volunteers, Rogerio Branco, at Eaton, said.

He presented the check to Dr from SEWA International USA, at a ceremony in Beachwood,

Although the Sewa program began by assisting Bhutanese refugee children in 2009, the programme has seamlessly been adapted to the needs of the high school students of Cleveland, many of whom are from economically disadvantaged homes and communities, Branco said.

Praising the Sewa International team for excellent progress achieved by in the last two years at the and the Garfield Heights High School, Branco said 10 students, who received tutorial help to improve their grades, graduated from high school and went to college with scholarships.

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First Published: Tue, October 09 2018. 02:50 IST