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February 4, 2016 India
Amrita CREATE, the education-technology research lab of Amrita University, provides tablet-based, technology-driven education in remote villages areas through its rural educational program called Amrita Rural India Tablet-enhanced Education (RITE). Working... more ›
January 29, 2016 India
In village life in India, collecting water can be a tremendous chore—a chore which is, for the most part, placed upon the shoulders of women and girls. The women fill jars or buckets and carry them on their heads to transport the water. They walk an average of 10 miles a day and carry 15 litres per... more ›
January 27, 2016 San Ramon, CA
“Preservation of our natural resources should be one of our foremost duties.  The natural resources that we consume is the wealth that need to be transferred to coming generations. If we mindlessly exploit the resources, we won’t be able to leave anything for our grandchildren.”- Amma Dharmista and... more ›
January 25, 2016 South Dakota, USA
Many people in marginalized communities across the United States struggle to access healthy food. The Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota is classified as a “food desert,” and members of the Native American reservation have the lowest life expectancy rate in the United States. In an attempt to... more ›
January 20, 2016 India
Until the 18th century, India was one of the world’s wealthiest nations. Indian villagers lived their lives in harmony with nature and based on traditional values. They were skilled makers of silk and other fine cloth, medicinal drugs and pottery, and were prosperous owners of sandalwood, gold,... more ›
January 15, 2016 Kerala, India
Doctors are in short supply across rural India, since most prefer to work abroad or in urban areas after their medical training. As a result, many of India’s remote tribal villages are left without any access to health care. Depending on a tribal family’s financial resources, sick or injured family... more ›
January 15, 2016 Kenya
Due to persistent poverty and lack of access to medical care, people in Kenya to struggle with high levels of blindness and visual impairment. Since 2011, our volunteers from Spain in collaboration with “Vision Without Borders” have been holding free medical camps in multiple locations throughout... more ›
January 11, 2016 Kerala, India
AMMACHI Labs is an academic and research center at Amrita University that brings an interdisciplinary approach to addressing societal challenges. As a Center of Excellence, we envision a world where technology is designed and used to... more ›
January 3, 2016 Kerala, India
Another new year is here. When a child is born into a family, it makes everyone happy, but at the same time, it also makes everyone alert. The parents will be careful that the child doesn’t fall down. They will make sure that its clothes and surroundings are clean and properly dusted. They will... more ›
December 31, 2015 Chicago
The bitterness of Chicago winters just got a little warmer for the students at Waldo Middle School in Aurora, IL. Each day, many children walk long distances to and from school in the freezing cold, without warm clothing. Providing a sustainable and collaborative solution to this problem, women... more ›

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