"Sewa" is the Indian word for selfless service. Sewa Day, a registered charity in England and Wales, has a unique concept of selfless service that stresses donation of one's time, and not money. This year, Deutsche Bank, partnered with other corporate houses and NGOs, organised over 20 volunteering projects across different geographies in AsiaPac. These projects varied from painting schools to feeding the underprivileged, from teaching specially-abled children to cleaning a beach and involved children and adults alike. In Hong Kong, Sewa Day projects involved over 220 volunteers taking part in 12 projects, with the Deutsche Bank Food For Life project being the largest in scale and reach.
Over the past three years, Sewa Day has grown in popularity, seeing a tenfold increase in volunteers and a commitment of over 39 million volunteering hours across 20 countries.