Tthe prestigious Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award was introduced to Harish Kotecha, founder and president of Hindu Charities for America
Indian-origin philanthropist Harish Kotecha has been awarded the celebrated Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award in recognition of his work in the U.S. for assembly the wants of youngsters and youth experiencing homelessness.
The lifetime achievement award from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) was introduced to Kotecha, who’s founder and president of Hindu Charities for America (HC4A), at its 32nd annual convention on October 9, an announcement stated.
Sandra Neese Lifetime Achievement Award is introduced yearly to honour individuals who have tirelessly labored to make sure that all youngsters could have what most take as a right: security, shelter, and a future and that younger folks with out shelter could discover the promise of tomorrow.
NAEHCY’s Board of Directors have been impressed with “your (Kotecha’s) ability to transform a singular movement into a replicable programme that now is established in 4 major cities,” the assertion stated.
In her award letter to Mr. Kotecha, Jimiyu Evans, president, NAEHCY wrote that, “We are glad to have an advocate such as you in the sector to satisfy the wants of youngsters and youth experiencing homelessness — supporting and inspiring tutorial success — whereas implementing programme coordination and group collaboration.
In his remarks, Mr. Kotecha stated that the award recognised the influence of HC4A, all of the volunteers, donors, sponsors and well-wishers of HC4A!
Hindu Charities for America has programmes for homeless or near-homeless college students, present college provides at first of the college 12 months. To date, over 11,000 low earnings youngsters have been gifted with backpacks on the onset of the college 12 months.
It additionally awards vocational coaching scholarships to low-income, nontraditional college students. Over 550 college students have obtained vocational coaching scholarships which have pulled them out of poverty into well-paying and significant careers.