Action

Global Seva Challenge

Each year, Off the Mat (OTM) sponsors an international service project called the Global Seva Challenge. The Seva Challenge is a transformational journey that builds community, provokes awareness and action around global issues, and raises significant funds to support communities in crisis. Since 2007, the Seva Challenge has raised over $3 million dollars for projects in Cambodia, Uganda, South Africa, Haiti and India.

Our 2013 Global Seva Challenge is focused on the issue of environmental justice in the Amazon. Help us preserve the Amazon rainforest and protect the rights of its people. Click here to join the Challenge!

OTM empowers Seva Challenge participants to raise significant funds through grassroots fundraising and community building. The grassroots fundraising process of the Seva Challenge builds leadership skills and cultivates dedication and passion for taking direct action. Participants who raise $20,000+ are invited to join OTM founders on a powerful journey where they spend two weeks working directly with the organizations their funds have helped to support. During these trips, participants connect with local organizations that are meeting short term needs while also identifying long term solutions for underserved areas. After the trip’s completion, OTM then selects an ambassador who continues to work in support of our Seva Challenge partners and projects in that country.

The Results...
2008 | Cambodia: $524,000
2009 | Uganda: $577,000
2010 | South Africa: $550,000
2011 | Haiti: $376,000
2012 | India: $1,000,000
2013 | Amazon: You decide!

 

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"Thank you for this extraordinary experience!  The Global Seva Challenge allowed me to step into my own power and rise as a leader to create positive change in my community and the world. Needless to say that positive change also happened deep within my own being inginiting a fire that continues to fuel my passion in a life of leadership and service. Thank you for helping me see the beauty in spirit all around us."  -Kristen Boccumini, State College, PA

 


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