Amrita Strives to Resolve Sanitation Issues in India

World Toilet Day is observed to ensure that all human beings have access to a safe toilet by 2030. Envisioned and guided by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma), Chancellor of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, various groups at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are working towards resolving open defecation and solving sanitation issues in India.

Through Amrita's women empowerment initiatives, rural women are trained to build their own toilets, thereby addressing the urgent need for sanitation infrastructure in rural communities. However, women do face some challenges while constructing toilets such as the acquisition of construction materials (which can be expensive) and the overall time required to build the toilets.

Transforming urban waste into construction blocks for a sanitation infrastructure: A step towards addressing rural open defecation

Amrita Professors Visit UNESCO Headquarters in Paris

Rao R. Bhavani, Director of Ammachi labs, Amritapuri and UNESCO Chairholder in Women’s Empowerment & Gender Equality, and Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh, Dean of Amrita Center for International Programs and Director, Amrita Center for Wireless Networks and Applications (AmritaWNA), Amritapuri, visited the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris.

Amrita Professors Visit University of Twente, Netherlands

A team of Amrita professors visited University of Twente, Netherlands. Arranged by the Amrita Center for International Programs, ACIP, the visit by the Amrita delegation facilitates thesis internships, student exchanges and new research collaborations between the two Universities.

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