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January 16, 2017

From December 3 -12, 2016, our team worked with the local population in Burkina Faso performing 219 sight giving cataract surgeries free of charge.

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December 29, 2016

Water begins to flow again in a dried-up village in Tamil Nadu: Our volunteers help local farmers do their part to ensure food security and secure their own economic future.

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December 23, 2016

The International Conference on Robotics and Automation for Humanitarian Applications (RAHA) 2016 was intended to provide a forum for scientists, engineers, field workers and policymakers to discuss current research and exchange technical ideas that advance global humanitarian action.

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December 17, 2016

On October 30, the United Nations officially established India’s first-ever UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) Chair on Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment at our own Amrita University.

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December 13, 2016

Inspired by the Plastic Project at our headquarters, Amritapuri, our volunteers in South Africa have launched their own Plastic Project. The project aims to help curb plastic pollution while also creating long-term and sustainable employment for women in the community.

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September 27, 2016

Our own Amrita University launched Amrita OceanNet, a networking solution that provides an Internet signal to fishing boats even when they are over 60 kilometres at sea— 45 kilometres beyond the range of cell-phone towers.

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September 27, 2016

The Government of India’s Minister for Human Resource Development Prakash Javadekar announced the establishment of a UNESCO Chair for Gender Equality & Women’s Empowerment at our own Amrita University’s Amritapuri campus.

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September 27, 2016

A high-level panel discussion titled “Making Sustainability a Reality: from Policy to Successful Practice” was hosted on the occasion at Amrita University’s Amritapuri campus, attended by Dr. Thomas Isaac, Finance Minister, Kerala, and SunitaSanghi, Advisor, NITI Aayog, among others

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September 19, 2016

The tribal hamlet of Valaramkunnu is host to 75 families. For decades, its 300 residents had been living without electricity, pipe water and medication. Things began to change when our volunteers adopted the village under our own Amrita University’s ambitious self-reliant village initiative.

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August 27, 2016

On the evening of July 7th 2016, multiple tornadoes struck Greenwood County Kansas in both a sparsely populated rural area as well as the town of Eureka, KS.A group of local Embracing the World Volunteers were inspired to come together led by Br. Shantamrita Chaitanya of the MA Center in Chicago, on Saturday August 13th to assist with continued tornado recovery efforts.

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