Keswani honored with 2020 DSEA Human and Civil Rights Award

During the Harry K Foundation board meeting on June 11th, Gloria Ho, School Social Worker at Milton Elementary School / Cape Henlopen School District and Co-President of the School Social Workers Association of Delaware, made a surprise statement to Harry Keswani, President and Founder of the Harry K Foundation, with the 2020 Delaware State Education Association Human and Civil Rights Award.

Each year, the DSEA Human Rights and Civil Rights Task Force honors Delawareers for outstanding contributions and achievements in the areas of human and civil rights.

Founded by Keswani in 2013, the Harry K Foundation was created to provide nutritional supplements to thousands of children at risk in Delaware, particularly through constantly replenished pantries across the state. During the COVID-19 crisis, the foundation switched its efforts from time-controlled systematic procedures and protocols to emergency and relief measures with cooperation and coordination between many different partner organizations.

Jenny Nauman, deputy headmistress of the Cape Henlopen School District participated in the presentation of Ho. Nauman praised the foundation’s on-site support and said, “Without you, we couldn’t do it; Your goal that no child is hungry is achieved. That doesn’t happen in many places, and thanks to you and your support, we can do it in the Cape Henlopen community. “

District 20 MP Steve Smyk also joined the call who said, “You are the reason children are eating now,” while thanking Keswani for his tireless efforts and ability to break through red tape to make sure that the food goes straight to the children of Delaware.

When Keswani accepted the award, he was quick to point out the contributions of all board members, partners and volunteers in bringing the Harry K Foundation’s mission to life.

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