In Haryana, AMMACHI Labs’ zonal coordinator, community organizer, and the village pradhan(village head) had a meeting with block development officer to identify the Below Poverty Line(#BPL) households in Kanti village. BPL is an economic benchmark used by the government of India to indicate economic disadvantage and to identify individuals and households in need of government assistance and aid. Our team in the village conducted a survey to identify the deserving applicants under the housing scheme for BPL families across the state. The BDO came to the village and appreciated our team’s effort and promised to allow the housing scheme funds for the selected BPL families. #CO and the women self-help group in Kanti village led #AmalaBharatham campaign, the cleanliness drive launched by #MAM. The campaign was a huge success with immense participation from the village headman, villagers, #AmritaServe and four government sweepers & vehicles provided by the government officials.

In Haryana, AMMACHI Labs' zonal coordinator, community organizer, and the village pradhan(village head) had a meeting with block development officer to identify the Below Poverty Line(#BPL) households in Kanti village. BPL is an economic benchmark used by the government of India to indicate economic disadvantage and to identify individuals and households in need of government assistance and aid. O...
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#AadharCard is considered the most important identity card by the government of India. The Unique Identification Authority of India(#UIDAI) recognizes the importance of Aadhar card because it is an ample proof of the citizen’s identity and address. In the rural villages of India, it helps the rural population to open bank accounts without any delay, to get pension money on time(senior citizens and widows) and access to LPG and other subsidies. AMMACHI Labs’ community organizer and facilitator in Ratanpur and Hadiabad villages in Bihar successfully facilitated Adhar card making camp in association with block development officer and other government authorities. Till now 40 people have received the adhar card and more people are planning to attend the camp and apply for the card.

#AadharCard is considered the most important identity card by the government of India. The Unique Identification Authority of India(#UIDAI) recognizes the importance of Aadhar card because it is an ample proof of the citizen's identity and address. In the rural villages of India, it helps the rural population to open bank accounts without any delay, to get pension money on time(senior citizens and...
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In Kodur village, yesterday was filled with multiple activities from meeting with the government officials to life skill education with village kids and youth in the community. AMMACHI Labs team had a meeting with the block development officer(BDO) to pursue on the open defecation free (#ODF)status and also on building the remaining toilets in the community by the government. After meeting with the BDO the team approached the next higher authority who is the IEC & #SBM (Information, Education and Communication & Swachh Bharat Mission) District Consultant. A team of officials then came to the village and after a long discussion, the Officer In-charge promised to build remaining toilets within 10 days and gave a commitment to get Kodur village certified as ODF by 15th July’18 at a village Gram Sabha-gathering. Later we had a session with the village children and did an exercise on concentration/focused attention with them and explained the value of being ‘present’ at all times. The ‘Ideal Village’ activity was then done with a group of 10 young women folks, paired in a team of two. The computational thinking program was introduced to the women in the village and a workshop is being organized for the same. This workshop is part of the 2nd Foundation, a new education initiative by AMMACH Labs for teaching 21st-century skills to school children and young adults in rural India.

In Kodur village, yesterday was filled with multiple activities from meeting with the government officials to life skill education with village kids and youth in the community. AMMACHI Labs team had a meeting with the block development officer(BDO) to pursue on the open defecation free (#ODF)status and also on building the remaining toilets in the community by the government. After meeting with th...
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A station house officer (SHO) is the officer who holds the rank of inspector at the police station in India. Yesterday, AMMACHI Labs’ zonal coordinator, community organizer, facilitator and tailoring teacher went to invite the SHO to Kanti village in Haryana for an interactive session with our women self help group members and other villagers. The officer was delighted to meet with the women representatives and happily agreed to speak about #domesticviolence and #cybercrime during the session.

A station house officer (SHO) is the officer who holds the rank of inspector at the police station in India. Yesterday, AMMACHI Labs' zonal coordinator, community organizer, facilitator and tailoring teacher went to invite the SHO to Kanti village in Haryana for an interactive session with our women self help group members and other villagers. The officer was delighted to meet with the women repre...
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AMMACHI Labs team met with Mr.Selvaraj, Project Director at the collectorate office. He looks into #skilldevelopment, #incomegeneration and other welfare schemes under the State Rural Livelihood Mission. In an hour-long meeting, he spoke about helping with sources of employment for our trained women members. Also for Sadivayal village self-help group, he has offered help to connect with the panchayat federation for bank linkages, microenterprise business and marketing the products.

AMMACHI Labs team met with Mr.Selvaraj, Project Director at the collectorate office. He looks into #skilldevelopment, #incomegeneration and other welfare schemes under the State Rural Livelihood Mission. In an hour-long meeting, he spoke about helping with sources of employment for our trained women members. Also for Sadivayal village self-help group, he has offered help to connect with the pancha...
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Sadivayal village updates: Yesterday, a group of community women did ‘Ideal Village’ exercise and presented their dream village with the most needed facilities and services they wish to have. This activity was followed by a group discussion on the ‘circle of control’. An awareness session on ‘Sanitation & Hygiene practices’ was organized at the nearby government primary school. Our women used videos on ‘handwashing’ and ‘proper ways to brush teeth’ to teach the students. School students were thrilled to take one set of the products at home to teach their siblings and other members on basic hygiene. Later on, AMMACHI Labs’ team met with Shri. Ruban Shankar Raj, Project Director, DRDA office who is heading Tamil Nadu State Rural Livelihood Mission. In coming days, our team will be meeting with the Project Director, Skill Development to discuss the #incomegeneration activities for #SHG & Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana post course employment opportunities.

Sadivayal village updates: Yesterday, a group of community women did 'Ideal Village' exercise and presented their dream village with the most needed facilities and services they wish to have. This activity was followed by a group discussion on the 'circle of control'. An awareness session on 'Sanitation & Hygiene practices' was organized at the nearby government primary school. Our women used vide...
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Shri. Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, District Magistrate, Allahabad had a brief conversation with our women representatives from Sarai Nooruddin village. AMMACHI Labs’ community organizer, facilitator, self-help group members, and yoga teacher from #AmritaServe were part of this team. The team raised concerns about the current waste management system at the village and the DM directed their request letter to Assistant District Panchayat Raj Officer for further action.

Shri. Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, District Magistrate, Allahabad had a brief conversation with our women representatives from Sarai Nooruddin village. AMMACHI Labs' community organizer, facilitator, self-help group members, and yoga teacher from #AmritaServe were part of this team. The team raised concerns about the current waste management system at the village and the DM directed their request le...
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“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”- Dan Millman AMMACHI Labs’ new community organizer in Sadivayal village, Tamil Nadu is undergoing training on UNDEF project activities. As part of the training program by our deployment team, #CO conducted empowerment classes with the community ladies. Later on, our team along with CO met with the village government school headmistress and other village officials.

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."- Dan Millman AMMACHI Labs' new community organizer in Sadivayal village, Tamil Nadu is undergoing training on UNDEF project activities. As part of the training program by our deployment team, #CO conducted empowerment classes with the community ladies. Later on, our team along with CO met wi...
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AMMACHI Labs’ community organizer in Guptapada village, Odisha conducted the #WaterTest along with the Village Development Committee constituted by #Amritaserve and the self-help group members. The result showed that the water stored in the house and the drinking tap water is contaminated due to an unclean water tank. The village youth especially the women came forward to clean the water tank as a solution to the water contamination in their village.

AMMACHI Labs' community organizer in Guptapada village, Odisha conducted the #WaterTest along with the Village Development Committee constituted by #Amritaserve and the self-help group members. The result showed that the water stored in the house and the drinking tap water is contaminated due to an unclean water tank. The village youth especially the women came forward to clean the water tank as a...
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AMMACHI Labs deployment team and community organizer met with Shri. Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, District Magistrate, Allahabad and Shri. Anil Kumar Tripathi, The District Panchayat Raj Officer, Sarai Nooruddin village. The officials accepted the letter requesting immediate action to allow street lights, road construction and a proper waste management program for the village. DM instructed the DPRO to attend the program and provide an awareness session to the villagers about government schemes. From June 23 onwards our team will be leading 15 days clean-up drive in Sarai Nooruddin village, Uttar Pradesh. Village pradhan, #CO, #SHG women, Yoga teacher and #Aserve coordinator with rest of the Sarai Nooruddin villagers will be participating in this #sanitation awareness camp and #Amalabharatham clean-up drive.

AMMACHI Labs deployment team and community organizer met with Shri. Suhas Lalinakere Yathiraj, District Magistrate, Allahabad and Shri. Anil Kumar Tripathi, The District Panchayat Raj Officer, Sarai Nooruddin village. The officials accepted the letter requesting immediate action to allow street lights, road construction and a proper waste management program for the village. DM instructed the DPRO...
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