When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, all our activities/projects came to a standstill. But when the going gets tough, our volunteers (sevaks) increase their enthusiasm to serve the community in whatever way they can. Continuing with our mission to support education development, IASF decided to launch a global hackathon to encourage students and young entrepreneurs to come up with ideas/projects to serve the world during a difficult time.  IASF, in partnership with HackVenture, hosted a week-long online startup hackathon for high school and college students all over the world from July 24-31, 2020. HackVenture was led by Satwik Panigrahi, who is also one of IASF’s youth members. The hackathon was virtual.  More than 100 students from 10 different countries joined this event and more than 30 teams submitted their ideas/projects. The goal of this event was to encourage students to collaborate in a virtual setting and invited industry luminaries to inspire…

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Family Supportive Housing (FSH) is an organization that has been helping homeless single and two-parent families with children remain together while addressing their needs for food, shelter, employment, and education, for thirty years now. Their mission is to help families avoid the trap and cycle of homelessness by helping them get on their feet immediately after a tragic event such as job loss, home loss, etc. Their shelters accommodate up to 35 families at a time for up to 90 days and close to 60% of their residents are children under the age of eighteen. In light of COVID-19, IASF reached out to its local community to partner with Family Supportive Housing (FSH) in East Side San Jose. Struggling to meet demand during lockdown and quarantine restrictions, IASF fundraised to donate essential items such as groceries and cutleries for families and learning tools for kids.  With more than half of…

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Change the world by helping “One Child at a Time” is an initiative by the World Family Foundation (WFF). WFF is a non-profit organization based in Ojai, California, USA. They are committed to help the poorest of the poor children to break the barrier of poverty by providing quality education. WFF has built Prashanti International School in Puri, Odisha, India.

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