Several yoga camps were conducted for women in the Himalayan villages of Dunda in Uttarksh, and Jabri, Agastyamuni, Ukhimath, and Guptkashi in Kedar Valley. The women in these villages are known for doing all the work at home and in the fields. Twice a day, they carry extremely heavy bundles of grass out of the […]
When I saw this room, I thought it had been abandoned for some time. Instead, I was shocked to find it was an active classroom in use only one week before. Judging by the posters left on the wall, this is a science classroom. As response to the immediate needs of Uttarakhand flood victims wraps […]
Nothing is wasted and a great care is taken to keep everything from the demolition. Each stone is kept aside for the construction of the new building and the boards can be used for making benches and desks for the schools.
More important than the physical work our team of Japanese students can accomplish, is the example of selfless service they provide for the young children and adults in the villages. Today in Kandara, it was most apparent. The teachers sat and read newspapers, men played cards, younger boys flirted with the Japanese girls. They had […]
Around 200 villagers from Uttarakhand traveled by bus for two days to see Amma in Delhi. For most, it will be their first chance for her Darshan. For many, it is their first trip to the big city. They represent all of the UK programs we have launched in the past year: recipients of houses, […]
For the second year in a row, Japanese university students have come to Chandrapuri to help with Amma’s Uttarakhand Rehabilitation Projects. Last year they built houses for flood victims. This year 65 members of International Volunteer University Students Association will focus their work on two area schools. After two days travel from Delhi by train […]
During most Saturday programs at M. A. Center, I sit in the back of the hall cutting out old photos of Amma from cassette covers, calendars, and various outdated printed material to recycle or frame. Inevitably, a few children – maybe 4 or 5, sometimes more – will stop by to help along with a […]
I am on a train tonight to Jammu, then on to Srinagar to cover the medical team. Stopping briefly at Amma’s Delhi Ashram, I saw a familiar sight in the afternoon. Nearly a hundred children clustered in front of four teachers. These afternoon tuition classes are a key part of the Adopted Villages Program being […]