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Want a career that is both rewarding and exciting? We are seeking skilled professionals. Join our MySangham team and develop our innovative and award winning online educational portal. Our platform is breaking new ground in online education and is actively used in schools and training centers in India. AMMACHI Labs pays competitively and commensurate with experience. Our office is a fast paced and exciting workplace that is rewarding on many levels. Current openings are: Project Ma...
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Legal Literacy and Rights Based Awareness

UPDATE! August 2016 "TRUST that all that unfolds is an opportunity." After a legal awareness camp in Guptakashi, empowered women like our facilitator Anjana, started filing RTI (Right to Information act) applications. This form releases vital information and life saving documents such as the BPL (Below Poverty Line) Card that gives people access to food. Most of the villagers live under the poverty line, which means they survive on less than $1.90 USD per day. Anjana, was unable to ac...
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Ratanpur, Bihar: A Nudge to the Toilet

Written by Amar Rayne In a social behaviour experiment to see if we could encourage the shift from open defecation towards toilet usage, myself and two international students coming through the Live-In-Labs program, namely Ana Carolina Rocha from Brazil and Aleix Carreras from Spain, set forth to Ratanpur village in the state of Bihar, where AMMACHI Labs had just completed the construction of two sets of communal toilets. One set of communal toilets consisted of two toilets side by sid...
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Extreme Village Makeover Unites Women!

In a perfect example of taking up social responsibility, our Rural Toilet Building trainees (all women) of Kanti village, Haryana have brought about a transformation in their community by addressing sanitation and hygiene issues. Kanti has long suffered with roads that are full of stagnant water, pathogens, and other waste. Moreover, Haryana still has a poor track record in regard to quality of life indicators such as health, mortality, and sex ratio. However, things began to take a ...
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Touched by a Village: My experience in Gudipadu Cheruva Village

Sarah Tedford is an energy medicine practitioner from the Boston area with a background in human services, customer service and UA user testing. Sarah and her colleagues, Martin an instrumentation and robotics software engineer, and Janice, a math teacher, came to Amritapuri never having met Amma before, only hearing of her visits to Boston MA.  Curious about the humanitarian work of Amma and the research of Amrita University, the trio stayed in the ashram—their first time in India—and had the o...
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ROS Tutorials and Cake Cutting Robots!

AMMACHI Labs conducted a full day tutorial on Robot Operating System (ROS) and robot manipulator demonstration at the Amrita School of Engineering, Amritapuri. The sessions were attended by students of the MTech Robotics and Automation program, undergraduates and researchers. The session provided an hands-on demo and tryouts of the Kinova Mico robot arm that can be controlled through ROS, and simulation packages for the Clearpath Husky, Parrot AR Drone and ABB manipulators. Prof. Gayathri Maniku...
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Newsletter 2015-2016

Read our newsletter! It’s hard to believe that 2015 is over!  As we look back at the past year, our hearts are filled with the excitement and satisfaction of achieving many milestones. Here are some highlights from AMMACHI Labs and beyond. Thank you all for your good wishes and support. Feel free to share this newsletter with your friends and family. Your Friends at AMMACHI Labs Read online! Download Publication
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Warming Hearts and Hands

The bitterness of Chicago winters just got a little warmer for the students at Waldo Middle School in Aurora, IL. Each day, many children walk long distances to and from school in the freezing cold, without warm clothing. Providing a sustainable and collaborative solution to this problem, women artisans from Uttarakhand were given the opportunity to use the handicraft skills they learned from AMMACHI Labs to knit woolen hats and mittens for low-income children in Chicago. For many affecte...
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Skill Enterprise Engagement for Kerala- SEEK 2015 Conference

Prof. Bhavani and Ajay Balakrishnan were at today’s international/national summit in Trivandrum hosted by Additional Skill Acquisition Program (ASAP), a joint initiative of General and Higher Secondary Departments of Kerala. Shri. P.K. Abdu Rabb, the Minister for Education presided over the inaugural function. Prof. Bhavani participated in two panels. The first was titled “Positioning Kerala as the Hub for Skilled Workforce: Innovative Options - Scale and Reach with Speed and Standards." The ...
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