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Remembering the path we have travelled – 30 years of love and gratitude at Amma’s orphanage

27 December 2019, Parippaly, Kollam Today Amma celebrated the 30th anniversary of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math taking over the orphanage {news} in Paripally, Kerala. At the time, the ashram was saving up funds to build its first prayer hall, but when Amma learned that 500 orphans who were about to be turned out onto the […]

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The Galupa homeland project launched Amma Australia

26 Sep 2019 – AmritaVarsham 66 The Galupa Homeland Project will assist young, vulnerable Indigenous women living in the Northern Territory of Australia. In collaboration with the nonprofit organisation “Traditional Cultural Practices” — the Project will connect young Indigenous women with local Yolngu elders. These elders will teach the young women traditional arts and inspire […]

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Giving drinking water- a turning point in life

Thirty-one students from 14 Universities in Japan, from International Volunteers of University Student Association IVUSA, worked alongside 12 of Amrita University’s Masters of Social Work (MSW) students and faculty members to deploy clean drinking water filters in 31 flood-hit communities in the Kerala State districts of Alappuzha and Pathanamthitta, in February 2019. The effort was […]

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Flood relief and overflowing compassion – Amritavarsham charitable projects

27 September 2018, Amritapuri   The 65th Birthday Celebrations of Amma were focused on helping Kerala recover from the recent monsoon floods. Both Amma’s annual birthday address {news}, as well as several of the function’s charitable initiatives, were aimed at uplifting victims of the flood, which took the lives of nearly 500 people in August. Following […]

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Eye surgeries in Africa

June 2018 – Zambia, Kenya and Burkina Faso “I thought I would never see the wonders of this world again,” said one of the patients after a successful cataract surgery in Burkina Faso. Once again, medical practitioners from Spain joined with local ones in Africa to bring free eye surgeries to people living in poverty. […]

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Amrita  takes vocational skill training to Africa

In partnership with STEP Innovations Africa, Amrita Vishswa Vidyapeetham’s Ammachi Labs initiated a pilot deployment of the computerized vocational education and training (computerized) in Motorcycle Repair Service at Integrated Polytechnic Regional College (IPRC), a premier vocational training institution in Kigali, Rwanda. This course is a self paced eLearning package developed in-house by AMMACHI Labs, aligned […]

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Over 1,00,000 villagers in Kerala receive clean drinking water

Over 100,000 villagers in Kerala, spread across 14 districts, have begun to receive clean drinking water as part of the Jivamritam Project launched by Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MAM), six months ago. As many as 127 water filtration units have been installed by MAM as part of the project, which was inaugurated by President Ram Nath […]

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Giving water to Indian villages, building friendship between India and Japan

Feb 2018, Alappuzha, Kerala In order to help supply rural villages with clean drinking water, seventy-two students from Japan travelled to Alappuzha district of Kerala to help build water filters. Despite not receiving credit from their university, having to sacrifice their vacation time, and paying for their own travel expenses, students from the IVUSA program […]

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Around Amma 2017 Orphanage

Children of Parippally: Who says they are orphans?

10 December 2017, Amritapuri Late last year, just one day after Amma had returned from her annual European tour, a group of very special visitors came to Amritapuri to see Amma. They were all alumni of the *Amrita Niketan orphanage and Higher Secondary Sanskrit School at Paripally. Though they may have lived in the orphanage […]

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Amma reflects spirituality and progressive ideals of Kerala – President Ram Nath Kovind

8 October 2017 — Kollam, Kerala: At a function held today at Mata Amritanandamayi Math in Kollam, Honourable President Shri Ram Nath Kovind launched a new charitable initiative through which the Math aims to provide filtration for clean drinking water to one crore [10 million] villagers throughout the nation. The initiative was inaugurated in the […]