Feeling Fulfilled - My Experiences Volunteering with the WE Project of AMMACHI Lab

During a recent visit to Amritapuri I was fortunate enough to serve as a volunteer with the Ammachi Labs WE Project. The project aims to give vocational training in various fields to groups of women with the goal of making them self-sufficient; financially, emotionally and socially.

Interactive Exhibits at Amritavarsham 60

Ammachi labs helped to create a variety of interactive exhibits that were showcased at the Embracing the World exhibit during the Amritavarsham 60 celebrations. Amritavarsham 60 was the official name of the 60th birthday celebrations of Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, also known as Amma.

Cleaning Up Nagapattinam by AMMACHI Labs

We had a good cleanup session as part of LEE, here at Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu. The students told us that there is an unused, dry pond full of waste that the neighbors and small children frequently fall into. We discussed possible solutions to this problem with them. This was one of the major issues that needed to be addressed.

AMMACHI Labs' Evoor Center Set out an Awareness March to Promote Road Safety

The graduates of the Evoor center (a recent recipient of the rolling WE Project’s “Best Center Award”) made a splash in their community. During the follow-up visit in April (conduced three months after the completion of their course), 25 graduates set out on an Awareness March to promote road safety in their area.

Making a Living, a Pilot Project of AMMACHI Labs

Graduates from the “Women Empowerment Project” (WE Project) Fabric Painting Course are participating in a pilot project called “Making a Living.” The objective of the WE project is to help women play an increasingly important role in the democratic process and their communities.

Seminar by Ms. Margaret Minsky @ AMMACHI Lab

Ms. Margaret Minsky, Former member of the Media Lab at MIT, conducted a seminar at 10:30 AM on the 18th of December, 2012 in the WNA Conference Room. It was a 40 minute seminar, pertaining to haptics videos, a prelude to her father, the eminent cognitive scientist, Marvin Minsky's book. Ms.

Esther Dyson, Chair woman EDventure Holdings remarks AMMACHI Labs

Esther Dyson , Chair woman of EDventure Holdings, is one of the world’s leading entrepreneurs whose focus is emerging digital technologies. She visited AMMACHI labs last winter and has written an article entitled “ India’s Feet and Minds”, in Project Syndicate, a web-based journal that publishes commentaries by some of the world’s top researchers and thinkers and mentions AMMACHI lab’s work.