“I have taken many classes at my university, but I really wanted to do something in the field. Water is something that everyone needs, especially clean drinking water. I am very happy that I was able to work as part of a team and deploy a water filter that will now give clean water to everyone in the village.”

- Hiroto Tahaku, Hosei University, Japan

With a lack of consistent and sustainable employment as well as a lack of access to sustainable housing, many rural fishermen communities find themselves in cyclical poverty and spiraling debt. This study aims to understand and identify areas for potential economic growth, social development, and methods for building sustainable homes.

With a lack of consistent and sustainable employment opportunities, many villagers are forced to seek employment far away from their homes, thereby temporarily requiring families to move to different states for a major part of the year.

Japanese and Amrita Social Work Students Help Bring Clean Drinking Water to Kerala Villages

As part of a mass effort to bring clean drinking water to over 5,000 villages in India, 31 college students from 13 universities in Japan and 12 social work students from Amrita’s Amritapuri campus participated in the Jivamritam project from February 16-26, 2019.

University of Milan "La Statale" and Amrita Plan Collaboration

On February 4, 2019, Dr. Shyam Diwakar, from the Centre for Computational Neuroscience and Neurophysiology, School of Biotechnology, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, met with the University of Milan La Statale's Rector, Prof. Elio Franzini and had a discussion on augmenting joint possibilities with both Universities.