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Akron organization aims to help immigrants in area adjust to new life, enhance current skills

Greater Akron Hindu Sewa Samittee
Posted at 12:46 PM, Mar 14, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-14 12:46:28-04

AKRON, Ohio — An organization in Akron is on a mission to help immigrants in the area adjust to their new lives, providing educational programs to anyone seeking them.

The Greater Akron Hindu Sewa Samittee advocates for women and senior citizens in the workplace and has launched programs to help immigrants engage in the community while enhancing their current skills.

As part of the organization, free programs are offered to the community and cultural festivals are hosted to bring the community together and preserving cultural heritage across the area.

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, the organization continued to do the work, providing opportunities even during the toughest times.

“COVID is a difficult time, but we had the greatest opportunity to serve, to show that mankind, the people, the populace will remember us for a long time because in a normal situation everybody can do it. But in a difficult time how are we different? We wanted to prove that we were different and we have a very big heart," said Mahananda Luitel, president of Greater Akron Hindu Sewa Samittee.

The organization is now open to helping anyone from any background or religion and is featuring their GED program to help people not only across Ohio, but all over the country.

To learn more about the organization, click here.

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