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Solutions for sustainable development in adopted villages

27 Sep 2015 Amritapuri – Amritavarsham 62 , Amma’s Birthday Celebrations Amma has adopted 101 villages throughout India in order to help them become self-reliant models of sustainability, two years ago on her 60th Birthday. The Amrita SeRVe program focuses on uplifting all aspects of life: housing, education, hygiene, food and water, employment, infrastructure and […]

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We are able to dream and dream big

Five young survivors of the 2010 Haiti Earthquake who have been receiving Embracing the World scholarships since then wrote a letter to Amma after graduating from high school this summer. They wrote: “Dear Amma, We would like to thank you for allowing us to graduate, because without your financial support this journey might not have […]

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White C(r)ane for school children in Kenya

On April 11th, 2015, seventy blind children and youth from Thika Primary School of the visually impaired received white canes as part of AYUDHs ‘White C(r)ane Project’. Initiated by blind AYUDH member Matthias, from Germany, youth across Europe had spent the past eight months raising funds to sponsor the project. As a representative of Embracing […]

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Aiding the visually impaired in Kenya

The fourth time Embracing the World teamed up with “Stop Blindness” and “Vision without Borders” to prevent blindness in Kenya. Led by Isabel Maria Signes Soler from Spain conducted 154 surgeries at the Busia Public Hospital between 10th to the 19th April 2015. Busia County is a rural area of Kenya, near to the border […]

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Please come to show us your smile again

This past February, 63 Japanese students from IVUSA returned to the same small village in Chandrapuri, Uttarakhand where they had helped build homes last year as part of flood relief project. This year, the relief efforts extended to building a new school. Since the flood, students have been studying in a small, dark prefabricated hut. […]

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Sanitation project in Uttarakhand

The inaugural batch of Ammachi Labs “Women’s Empowerment: Sanitation Project in Uttarakhand” has been launched in Nala village just outside of Guptakashi. Rather than building free toilets for a few needy families, we are teaching local women the construction skills to build toilets for their entire community. Using a combination of tablet based education and […]

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I will take the light to dispel the darkness

“When I return to my village I will teach how one becomes physically dependent on alcohol and how difficult it is to stop drinking once you start,” said Pankaj Kumar, age twenty-two. “I will explain how inhaling smoke from indoor stoves is bad for health, and how chimneys can easily be installed.” Pankaj, from the […]

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Distributing sarees in Tamil Nadu

Under the leadership of Br. Ajamrita Chaitanya, MAM distributed sarees for the poor people in connection with Amma’s 61st birth days celebrations at Tenkasi, Puliyarai, Ayikudi, Puliyangudi, Pavoor areas of Tirunelveli district; Sattur, Thiruthangal, Dhalavaipuram, chatrapatti and Rajapalayam in Tirunelveli district; Thirupachetti in Sivagana district; Palamedu, Samayanallur, Melur areas of Madurai district; Natham, Ayyampalayam, Chitrarevu […]

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Attappadi medical camp and health awareness class

In commemoration of the Silver Jubilee Celebration of the Tribal Welfare Work at Attappadi, a medical camp led by Dr. Ageesh from the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (Amrita Hospital) – Kochi, consulted 68 tribal patients and they were given medications. 18 glucose tests were administered and the proper medications were given. All medicines were […]

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Amrita SeRVe tailoring training center inaugurated in Odisha

As part of the Amrita SeRVe, a tailoring training center was inaugurated by Swami Purnamritananda Puri on 7th October 2013, in Kulkaijanga, Jagatsinghpur District of Odisha The center is targeting to create 100 tailors in the next six months.