AMMACHI labs's Mobile Vocational Education (MOVE) vehicle all set to move

On Thursday, 9th August 2012, before proceeding to her regular public darshan, HER HOLINESS SRI MATA AMRITANANDAMAYI DEVI blessed the AMMACHI labs's Mobile Vocational Education (MOVE) vehicle. This mobile classroom which is the first of its kind to run on solar energy is all set to reachout to the people in logistically and geographically diverse areas to provide vocational education for sustainable development. The first MoVE is scheduled for UNDEF project deployment that aims to provide vocational education for more than 3000 women.

Meeting At Meppadi

Meppadi is a village situated in the rural District of Wayanad, Kerala. Selected as one of the sites for the CVET and LEE training, Ammachi Labs made a visit to this picturesque town to meet with community members and potential students to encourage participation, and register students for the upcoming training courses.

AMMACHI Labs on Al-Jazeera Channel

Al Jazeera reports that 'In the southern Indian state of Kerala, age-old taboos are being broken as jobs once dominated by men are now being filled by women.From low-income families, their decision to study plumbing aims to fill a void left by skilled men who have migrated to work abroad."

 

The Union Minister using the APTAH Haptic device of AMMACHI Labs

The Union Minister for Human Resource Development and Communications and Information Technology, Shri Kapil Sibal using the APTAH Haptic device (vocational tools training simulator)developed by AMMACHI Labs , during the launch of Virtual Labs under National Mission on Education through Information and Communicat

District Coordinator Meet

On Saturday, February 18, 2012, AMMACHI Labs conducted a meeting with Amrita SREE* District Coordinators to formally introduce them to the UNDEF, Women Empowerment Project, learn from their insights as well as gain their support.

The Telegraph Monday- If I had a hammer

According to a 2006 World Bank report, about 6,800 schools that offer vocational courses are utilizing only 40 percent of their full capacity. The empty seats what prompted B. Bhavani and her colleagues in Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Kerala take a fresh look at the issue.

Kerala Women Storm Yet Another Male Bastion, Gulf Today Reports on AMMACHI Labs

Now all your plumbing needs will be addressed with a feminine touch-not compromising on quality and precision. For the first time in India, a batch of female graduates from Kerala - based Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has come out to storm the male bastion, yearning for a lucrative career in plumbing.

International Workshop on Haptics and Computerized Learning for Skill Development in Vocational Education

A Workshop on haptics and computerized learning for skill development in vocational education was held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Kerala on January 3, 2012 as a part of International conference on technology enhanced education (ICTEE).

Training on Plumbing

On August 11, 2011, SAVE delivered for the first time, the Assistant Plumbing course based on the Modular Employable Skills (MES) syllabus at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri, Kerala. Participants consisted of 7 women from within 10 to 15 km of the Amritapuri campus. While varied in their educational attainment, occupational histories, and economic levels (above poverty level, but towards the lower economic spectrum), the participants were driven to initiate a positive change in their lives with the hope that completion of the course would lead to better opportunities for themselves and family.

Fabric Painting Training

Course: Fabric Painting and Module 1 of MES Assistant Plumbing
Duration: 1 day
Total number of Participants: 12
Gender: 6 Female 6 Male
Number of first time computer users: 0 (All of the students had some experience with using the computer through their school activities; first time using SAVE application)