AMURT is establishing a number of regional hubs in Kenya that will serve as engines of development into the foreseeable future. These development centers reflect AMURT’s commitment to long-term dialogue and action with local communities to support their efforts to improve life. Read more
Ramananda was AMURT secretary in India, and was earlier the personal assistant of P.R.Sarkar. He has now passed away and was cremated 20/6 – 2016. “The mortal remains of Ramananda ji has been put on funeral pyre and we are only left with the memories of a dynamic personality who took the word ” relief work ” as his life and transformed the lives of thousands suffering due to natural calamities.” Ac. Nirmohananda Avadhuta
Here follow letters from Acarya Ramananda Avadhut:
Mass feeding was held today on 08-06-2014 in our Mass Feeding centre near Pundag Railway Station . More than 200 poor people of six villages such as Shalgram, Darikuri, Pundag, chaukibera, Singhaghara and Hatinada took their meals. Even during scorching heat people came and enjoyed their meals
A wonderful program was organized in AMURT Bhavan Complex on 14th and 15th May 2014 to celebrate the 93 birth anniversary of Lord Shrii Shrii Anandamurtiji. 52 village school teachers were given school uniforms, 150 saris and 150 dhotis were given to poor old men and men of 52 villages around Anandanagar to mark this auspicious occasion. It was really a memorable day for all. Three hours kiirtan was held before starting the program in AMURT Bhavan complex where all the programs took place. Some photos are being sent for your information.
The most powerful Hurricane in the Caribbean in a decade passed over Haiti with devastating results. AMURT has a large team in Haiti who from the first day fanned out to remote communities to assess and assist. You can donate for these efforts here. Read more
In September 2014, the kashmir region witnessed disastrous floods across majority of its districts caused by torrential rainfall. About 500 people died during the floods, one million affected. AMURT distributed food to affected people.
The Kindergarten in Albania accommodates children from poor refugees that came to the country after the Balkan war. Here follow some update info:
Christmas and New Year’s Day celebrated at our new building kindergarten. There were nearly 90 kids and their siblings (mothers, grannies, elders brothers and sisters) attending the event. We were able to get kids packages from ADRA Germany through ADRA Albania, a foundation which is involved in supporting marginalized groups in Albania. After the celebration with games, exercises, songs and dance we distributed these packages to the enrolled kids. It was a lovely and joyful atmosphere.
Since 2000 the Albanian Sunrise kindergarten has been providing hundreds of Albanian children with top-quality education.
On a budget that would be ridiculous in any developed country (55 cents per child per day), children, hailing from Albania’s northern provinces adjoining the Kosovo border, have been receiving a world class education that includes ecological awareness, introduction to English, music and creativity as well as physical and health education.
“Graduates” from this program go on to do very well when they enter the nearby government primary school. In fact, much of the normal first grade primary school curriculum is already covered in the Albanian Sunrise’s rich neo-humanist kindergarten program.
The Sunrise school exceeds the normal standard of kindergarten education and we are already having an impact on the local community.
The school emphasizes:
- multicultural, universal values taught through stories, songs, games ecological consciousness developed through stories, songs, games.
- Introduction to the English language with songs and plays and the input of native English speakers.
- Health and physical education through games and sports.
The method of education used at our school is Neohumanist Education developed by P.R. Sarkar. The emphasis of this system is to develop the physical, mental and spiritual qualities of the children and to prepare them for a world where all people will live together harmoniously.
Summer 2014 we bought our own building where the kindergarten has moved, and the project is in need of regular support.
Our successful work with the homeless youths since 2009, will be changed to more urgent services. On 23rd December 2014, AMURT, AMURTEL Romania, PEN Bulgaria and our great volunteers organized the first successful event with the Roma community in Domnesti. The EEA/Norway Grants supported project to reduce poverty among Roma and other ethnic groups by facilitating the practice of democratic citizenship and increasing employment opportunities.
Before the event, several meetings were held to get a broader understanding about the Roma culture and history, and finding the best starting approach when not familiar with this new project. Here is the successful and magical event on video.
AMURT Romania’s mission, to strive for services providing Self-development and Socio-economic independence, will be extended in 2015 to other vulnerable target groups as well.
AMURT & AMURTEL relief teams are working on five islands serving tens of thousands of people and are expanding operations to assist more communities affected by Super-Typhoon Haiyan, known locally as Yolanda. Read more
More than 1 million Syrians fleeing the war have poured into Lebanon so far: more than to any other country. AMURT Lebanon extends emergency relief to Syrian refugees and helps them to get their children back to school. Read more
AMURT was first created to work with floods in India. It is well established locally and has long experience. The government is not taking proper responsibility after the recent floods in the Himalayas and AMURT needs support.
The natural disaster took thousand of lives, and loss of properties can not be estimated at this stage. More than 62,000 people are still stranded in different points of Kedarnath and Badrinath in Uttarakhanda and Himanchal Pradesh. Seeing the serious situation of the natural disaster in Uttarakhand, AMURT has already opened its Relief Camp in Hariwar and trying our level best to reach to the needy people…
“I therefore make an appeal to all concern and all AMURT Units in India and abroad to extend their all possible help and support for the suffering people who have been badly hit by the recent disaster in uttarakhand. With my best wishes. In HIS Service, Ac. Ramananda Avadhuta, Central AMURT Secretary”
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Exploitation and calamities in Uttarakhanda. By Tara, World prout assembly:
The calamaties in Uttarakhand are caused by outside exploiters. They have destroyed the trees along the rivers and on the hills and mountains and this is the main reason for such extreme flooding. All these decisions were made by outsiders. The local people have tried to protest the endless dams on the rivers, the endless destruction of the environment but have been silenced…
The fact is that all government and other jobs are controlled by Hindi outsiders. There is a vast difference between the local people and the other people of Uttar Pradesh in manners, culture and morals. Despite this the local language is not studied in any school. Instead people are forced to learn Hindi. During the independence movement of this state, there were strong cultural movements but this has not flowered due to control of the state by Hindi outsiders. At that time also there were ecological movements like the Chipko movement to stop the killing of forests. When the local language movement died these movements died because as Baba said, without a culture people have no backbone. There are even schools where students are taught Sanskrit but no school teaches the local language. Naturally the local people have an inferiority complex which renders them ripe for exploitation and for debasement of the youth by Bollywood culture. Also local children in schools learn slowly as they are not taught in their mother tongue and hence fall behind the children of Hindi outsiders from UP. This is why Proutists must fight for every mother tongue… (When local people talk to Hindu-speaking people they will feel inferior, as this is not their language and it is difficult for them to speak accurately and nicely-A).
Times Of India:
“Uttarakhand disaster plan doesn’t exist, CAG warned in April
“NEW DELHI: As a humongous natural calamity grips Uttarakhand, it is now emerging that the state has had no disaster management plan worth its name despite the region being highly disaster prone due to fragile mountains, tectonic activity and climatic events…”
The training has two programs. In “Transitional Living Program” the youths receive housing, motivational counseling, and life skills and career training. In a subsequent “Independent Living Program” outside the Center, they learn the real independent life in an apartment, holding a job, paying rent, and taking care of other related life matters by themselves. Read more