All universities should send their students to impoverished rural villages or city slums for at least one or two months during their education. They would be able to see directly the issues and problems that the poor face.
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 […]
Last September, in her birthday address, Amma pointed out that India is suffering from a split personality–success when it comes to technological advancement and failure in terms of poverty, illiteracy, health sanitation and crimes against women. “A split personality is never a sign of sound health,” Amma said. “If we want to see India become […]
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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
Amrita has developed a unique tablet-based multimedia learning programme for the education in villages. “It takes into account the learning needs of multi-grade rural students and is exclusively designed for the tablet format, taking into considering its screen size and low processing power” explained Raghu Raman, the director of Amrita University’s Centre for Research in […]