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Sewa International Rehab program for Kodagu - PR

5 Feb 2019 1:59 AM | Marketing Sewa (Administrator)

Atlanta, GA ( February 05, 2019): As part of its long-term program to rehabilitate flood-affected people of Kodagu district in the southern state of Karnataka in India, Sewa International is organizing a wide-ranging training program to help people find jobs or start a business.

“We are partnering with industry experts to prepare unemployed youth from Kodagu get jobs in corporate, government or non-profit sectors in India, ” said Swadesh Katoch, Sewa International’s Director for Disaster Relief and Bhutanese Empowerment project. 

“Sewa has invited applications for this training from people of all educational backgrounds. We will formalize training modules and locations based on the response we receive. While in training, needy candidates will receive help with their food and stay,” Mr. Katoch added.

Repair School Buildings:

Thanking the state administration led by Karnataka’s Chief Minister H.D.  Kumaraswamy and Kodagu district administration for their support in Sewa’s rehabilitation efforts, Mr. Katoch mentioned that Sewa volunteers are also working on repairing school buildings and computer labs damaged in the 2018 floods.


Recalling how hundreds of Sewa volunteers helped evacuate families and provided food and shelter to affected people in Houston, TX when Hurricane Harvey hit the city in 2017, Mr. Katoch said, “Sewa has built a great reputation for helping people affected by natural disasters. City officials, general public, and the US media have appreciated our efforts”.

Highlights of Proposed Training* for Unemployed Youth

  • Career counseling to help candidates choose right career or trade based on their previous training, capabilities, interest, and market demand and opportunity.
  •  Personalized coaching and mentoring by expert volunteers and training partners from the industry.
  •  Soft Skills, Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC), and Project Management training.
  •  Hands-on training to candidates on at least two live projects from the industry.
  •  Preparation of  candidates for employment and establishing connection to corporate human resources departments for placement.
  •  A good mix of video, webinars, and off-line classroom sessions – providing flexibility to participants from off-site locations.
  •  Stipends for candidates selected to work on live projects after successful completion of training.

* subject to registration response


About Sewa International

Sewa International ( is a 501 (c)(3) Hindu faith-based charitable nonprofit that works in the areas of disaster recovery, education, and development. Sewa has 43 Chapters across the USA and serves regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability or national origin. The Sewa movement works with communities in need and is active in 22 countries, including USA, Canada, The Caribbean, India, and the UK.

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