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AYUDH is an international youth movement inspired by Amma, dedicated to empowering young people. Our youth work to build a peaceful and sustainable world. We aspire to cultivate universal values of love, compassion, tolerance, unity and respect. 

With more than 50+ countries worldwide, 5,000 volunteers, and multiple university-based chapters, projects are tailored to meet the needs of each community.

“If our youth arise and act, they have the strength and dynamism to generate a huge transformation in society”

– Amma

Our Initiatives

Green Inititatives

Tree planting campaigns and sapling distributions • Trash collecting events, recycling and upcyling classes • Creating urban community and personal gardens • Discussions and workshops on sustainability

Personal Empowerment

Programs to encourage compassionate leadership • Inspiring talks given by renowned leaders • Spiritual discussions between youth and mentors • Classes on yoga and meditation • Activities to cultivate mindfulness in everyday life

Social Service

Providing relief during natural disasters   • Caring for the homeless or the elderly • Serving in soup kitchens around the world • Distributing sanitation supplies • Tutoring underprivileged children Creating initiatives for gender equality

Intercultural Exchange & Youth Summits

International summits to unite young change-makers • Long term volunteer work arranged in other countries • Youth parliaments around the world • Music and Arts highlighted during AYUDH gatherings

Our Goals

Globally, our projects surround the United Nations 17 Sustainable Development Goals. In Europe they also align with the European Youth Goals. AYUDH offers the unique opportunity to create change locally, yet on a massive scale.

Giving a voice to young people, AYUDH has released several declarations and statements on topics such as education, sustainable development, inclusion and diversity and mental health. This has caught the attention of decision-makers from the local and the international level, including institutions of the United Nations and the European Union.

AYUDH is also a member of the annual Youth Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) at the United Nations and has carried out many projects in partnership with UN bodies. Three of our projects have been awarded best practice projects by the European Commission.

Our Partners


What’s AYUDH stand for?

AYUDH is short for “Awaken Youth, Unite for Dharma” or the Sanskrit Amrita Yuva Dharma Dhara, which has a similar meaning.

It is a Sanskrit term and means “peace”, or “without war”.

A Acceptance: Accepting all situations with a positive attitude
Y Youthfulness: Cultivating youthful optimism and energy
U Understanding: Understanding one’s strengths & weaknesses and understanding others.
D Determination: Being determined to change, by creating a change in oneself
H Humility: Instead of feeling ‘I am the boss’, thinking ‘I am a servant of society & nature”

AYUDH International Chapters


I feel that it’s sometimes hard in today’s world to find a place where we can truly connect and feel empowered. AYUDH has been a refuge for expression, connection, and growth on so many levels. I have learned that all power resides within us and we are all entitled to make a positive change.

Watch Amma’s daily livestream

Amma offers us the possibility to connect online with her on a daily basis. During these livestreams, we can meditate with Amma, chant bhajans (devotional singing) and hear spiritual teachings.

Registration is required to access these livestreams:

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