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September 9, 2020

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has been awarded a UNESCO Chair for Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation & Development. The Chair supports the university’s mandate to strengthen sustainable development in villages across India. The curriculum is based upon the concept that students spend time with villagers to witness the problems they face. Together, the students and local people seek solutions that will best suit the villagers’ needs.

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August 27, 2020

AYUDH Kenya has partnered with Safaricom to distribute white canes to 20,000 blind and visually impaired people in Kenya. The project is worth more than $250,000. Safaricom is a leading communications company in Africa that works in partnership with communities to positively transform people’s lives. The endeavor is a milestone for the White C(r)ane Project, which AYUDH started in Kenya in 2014.

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August 9, 2020

Swami Amritaswarupananda presents nine inner changes humanity must make for true transformation in the wake of COVID-19. The pandemic has been an eyeopener – as have past disasters like the Spanish Flu, the Great Depression, and two World Wars. This time, how can we ensure we do not make the same mistakes again?

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July 30, 2020

Amma instructed residents in Amritapuri to wear masks at the beginning of March. Production began in the tailoring department there, which inspired Embracing the World volunteers around the world to do the same in their communities. Now from health workers to the homeless in city streets, volunteers are sewing masks to bring protection to all sectors of society.

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July 20, 2020

VIDEO: The coronavirus pandemic has infected nearly 14,500,000 people around the world, according to official counts. At least 605,000 people have died, and the virus has been detected in nearly every country. Amma advises to never forget the lessons that Nature is teaching us during these times. Here are some of her words on how to proceed with courage, practise caution and alertness, and pray for grace.

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May 18, 2020

From the design of N95-style masks for frontline health care workers to the creation of a hotline to provide grocery services, AYUDH Americas has come together to find solutions for the coronavirus pandemic. Throughout North and South America, their key focus is joining together as youth to meet the needs of those who are struggling at this time.

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May 10, 2020

Faculty at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are utilizing India’s national lockdown to innovate new solutions to help in the fight against COVID-19. More than 60 faculty from various fields – including medicine, nanoscience, AI, big data, sensor-manufacturing and material sciences – are hard at work.

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April 13, 2020

Amma is donating $1.7 million US to the Indian and Kerala governments to help combat and contain COVID-19. The funds will also provide relief to those physically, mentally and economically affected by the virus. In addtion, Embracing the World is providing free care to COVID-19 patients at Amrita Hospital in Kochi, Kerala.

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March 30, 2020

Amrita SeRVe took a fundamental step toward a more regenerative, healthier and organic form of agriculture. The tribal community in the village of Sadivayal, Tamil Nadu received Organic-Agriculture certification, becoming the first Amrita SeRVe farmers’ group to obtain this status. Their certification is for the production of mixed vegetables, mango and rice.

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February 3, 2020

VIDEO: She has made it her mission in life: any woman or child of her Indigenous community who needs protection can come and stay with her. Gayili Banduk Marika Yunupingu has opened her door to those who suffer from domestic violence or consider suicide as the only way out. A mining company once offered Gayili, who is a Gumatj Clan Elder, three million dollars for the property. However, she refused because she considers it a duty to respect and safeguard her heritage.

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