Global News

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 ›
December 21, 2015 Chennai, India
Though the rains have begun to cease, the people of Chennai and other parts of Tamil Nadu are still struggling to regain normalcy. Many people have lost their homes, their belongings, and their livelihoods have been disrupted. Our volunteers on the ground report that many poor and needy people have... more ›
December 21, 2015 India
With the help of organic farming experts, community leaders and volunteers, our self-reliant villages initiative is trying to help start small vegetable gardens in village homes. We are providing seeds and giving permaculture training to interested villagers that enables them to grow their own... more ›
December 9, 2015 Chennai, India
In the wake of the colossal loss and damages due to the unprecedented rains in Chennai and parts of Tamil Nadu, ETW donated INR 5 Crores ($749,000 USD) towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for relief and rehabilitation  activities. On behalf of Embracing the World (ETW), Swami Ramakrishnananda... more ›
December 5, 2015 Chennai, India
Due to the incessant heavy rains, many low lying areas of Chennai city got inundated on the late night of 1st December. Water from the overflowing Adyar river submerged the houses in the adjacent areas, to the extent of about one kilometer on either side of the river. The havoc has affected the... more ›
November 29, 2015 Houston,Texas
This past week, Amma’s Houston-based youth group led a sandwich-making project: preparing and distributing meals to the homeless. The two day project started on November 26th when all of the members our youth group gathered to make a meal consisting of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, a fruit... more ›
November 28, 2015 India
Batwadi is a special village, located on a hillside in the flood-ravaged region of Chandrapuri, India. In late 2014, our construction volunteers built fifteen replacement homes, or "Amma Houses" in Batwadi for fifteen families displaced by flooding and landslides. The people of Batwadi whole-... more ›
November 28, 2015 Italy
In February of this year, a group of our volunteers in Italy planted 600 saplings in Buccinasco, a small town near Milan. They planted the trees to further our InDeed Campaign for Nature which asks that people from all walks of life conserve... more ›