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January 21, 2019

The women who attended this event are people who face difficult life challenges, including circumstances such as poverty, widowhood and domestic violence. From communities across the Kollam District, they arrived to make a positive change in their lives. Across India, more than 200,000 women are currently participating in our AmritaSREE Self Help Groups initiative.

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January 14, 2019

Children in our Amrita Vidyalayam schools are learning how to build robots. Using MIT’s Scratch Programming Language, they manage the entire process of designing a robotic diorama. From pre-planning on paper to the technical nuts and bolts, the children use their creations to tell the story of protecting elephants in the wild.

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January 9, 2019

More than 1,200 young people gathered at Amrita University in Amritapuri to shape their goals for the future of our world. Having travelled from 23 different states across India, they were taking part in AYUDH India’s second Leadership Training Summit. The youth brainstormed and debated about what they need to do to create better lives for themselves and others.

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January 3, 2019

Their goal: to plant 1,000 trees within three years. AYUDH Europe has launched Trees for Peace–a planting campaign that combines concrete climate action with education for sustainable living. From Lisbon to Munich to Copenhagen, volunteers aged 15 to 30 years are meeting to make a difference for the future of our planet.

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December 27, 2018

At the annual UN Climate Change Conference, our Saukhyam Reusable Pads project was one of two models from India lauded for its innovative and sustainable financing. In Katowice, Poland, the discussion addressed how the reusable cotton and banana fiber pads fight plastic pollution and deforestation. At the same time, Saukhyam empowers village women with a new way to earn a living.

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December 20, 2018

More than 90 village women from 21 communities across India gained a strong way to have their voices heard. They gathered with international delegates, Govt. of India officials and other policy makers for a three-day colloquium on Women’s Empowerment. The event was organized by Amrita University’s UNESCO Chair in Gender Equality.

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December 10, 2018

VIDEO: This animation tells the story of how Amma decided to take on a life of complete love and service to the world, regardless of the fact that it was far from easy and she had to confront much opposition and even torment.

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November 26, 2018

VIDEO: The women of Naglachandi in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh have much to tell about the challenges they face in their lives. All they need is ears ready to listen…. And what those ears will witness is an innate strength.

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November 22, 2018

Amma was one of six senior faith leaders to pledge support for the Abu Dhabi Interfaith Declaration for Child Protection. Interfaith leaders from around the world gathered in the United Arab Emirates for a Call to Action to protect children from abuse online. Amma pledged support and gave the opening address.

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November 13, 2018

VIDEO: Thirty youth activists from six different countries have decided to become change-makers for our planet’s future. They have completed AYUDH Europe’s first year-long training course on Social Impact Leadership.

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