Ammachi Labs' New Computer Training Center for Ichari Village, Bihar

Ammachi Labs' new computer training center for Ichari village in Bihar was inaugurated by Smt. Rajeshwari Devi, school teacher, and Smt. Anita, Ward Member, on July 18, 2019. 

Ammachi Labs' MakerSpace Team Conducts 3D Printing Workshop for School Children

A 3D Printing Workshop was conducted for school children of Amrita Vidyalayam Puthiyakavu, Kerala, by the Second Foundation Makerspace team of Ammachi Labs from June 24-26, 2019. 

Through Amrita's women empowerment initiatives, rural women are being trained to build their own toilets, thereby addressing the urgent need for sanitation infrastructure in rural communities. However, due to low literacy, women are unable to learn about constructing toilets through traditional pedagogy. To effectively disseminate instructions and ensure comprehension of concepts, a deeper understanding of village life and the women themselves are required along with a customized educational model that will empower and encourage the women.

With an increase in globalization, urbanization and consumerism has touched all parts of India, including its villages. While the benefits of globalization and development are prevalent, an adverse byproduct is the increase of non-biodegradable waste proliferating into rural communities that have always been known for their natural and pristine environments.

"During this period we learned about compost and vermicompost. It was very interesting! We also tested out some permaculture techniques, such as the bokachi technique, which is a fertilizer. Overall, this was a very enriching experience and we met a lot a nice people!"

- Loise Bagein, ISTOM, College of International Agro-Development, France