Category: Community Out Reach

  • Amrita  takes vocational skill training to Africa

    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…

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

    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…

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

    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…

  • Children of Parippally: Who says they are orphans?

    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…

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

    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…

  • 12 Amrita SeRVe adopted villages are verified ODF

    12 Amrita SeRVe adopted villages are verified ODF

    8 October 2017, Amritapuri President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind presented village leaders with certificates verifying their respective villages as Open Defecation Free by Swacch Bharat Abhiyan. An ODF (Open Defecation Free) village is one wherein all households have access to a toilet and no human waste or sewage pollutes the village surroundings. The…

  • Organic farming of rice, harvest more than once

    Organic farming of rice, harvest more than once

    Farmers in the village of Sadivayil in the Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu live in a rain fed area, and have cultivated just one crop a year for many years now. This year, with the support of AmritaSeRVe volunteers, things are different. AmritaSeRVe decided to focus on organising the farmers to work collaboratively and to…

  • Scientific and Industrial Research will bring better economic returns to AmritaServe farmers

    Scientific and Industrial Research will bring better economic returns to AmritaServe farmers

    13 December 2016, Amritapuri The Director of CSIR-CIMAP was in Amritapuri to sign an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Amrita SeRVe project of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. The MoU was signed in Amma’s presence by Dr. Anil Tripathi, the Director and Swami Jnanamritananda Puri. Farmers in the Amrita SeRVe villages will now receive guidance from…

  • Girls from tribal colony help their community as health workers

    Girls from tribal colony help their community as health workers

    In the rural district of Attappadi, Kerala, MAM are training young women in poverty as health workers. Many of the girls are orphans, or were previously unable to complete their education due to poverty. Each of them is given six months’ training and a stipend, after which they are hired to work out at tribal hospitals…

  • Amrita SeRVe weaves another tale of success in Valaramkunnu

    Amrita SeRVe weaves another tale of success in Valaramkunnu

    The tribal hamlet of Valaramkunnu is unknown to many. The settlement, located 22 km from Mananthavady, is home for 75 families with a total population of 300, all belonging to Paniya, Kattunayakan and Kurichiya communities. For decades, they had been living without electricity, pipe water and medication. Above all, the women folk had to fend…