Mata Amritanandamayi, also known as Amma, is known throughout the world for her selfless love and compassion. Her entire life has been dedicated to alleviating the pain of the poor and those suffering physically and emotionally. Amma inspires, uplifts and transforms through her physical embrace, her spiritual wisdom and her worldwide volunteer social-service organization.
The Mata Amritanandamayi Math established in 1982 as a charitable trust with headquarters at Parayakadabu (also known as Amritapuri), Kerala, India. The trust runs many charitable institutions under the guidance of Her Holliness Matha Amritanandamayi, popularly known as Ammachi or Amma or “The Hugging Saint.” These humanitarian activities serve the most disadvantaged section of the society by providing development assistance, economic aid and educational facilities.
Embracing the World is a not-for-profit international collective of charities founded by the renowned spiritual and humanitarian leader, Mata Amritanandamayi (Amma). Embracing the World for peace and harmony is a vast array of charity projects which exists to help alleviate the burden of the world’s poor through helping to meet each of their five basic needs – food, shelter, education, healthcare and livelihood – wherever and whenever possible.
Free Cataract Eye Camps
Cataract is the first cause of blindness in the world. Hence, clarity of vision is vital to interpret stimuli in every living person and enables one to pursue dreams, achieve goals and produce a more successful and prosperous outcome in one’s life.
To make this dream a reality for the vulnerable population in Kenya, M. A. Math partners with Doctors from Visio Sense Fronteres (Spain) to undertake these mass eye surgery (Cataract) campaigns in conjunction with Lions Sight First Eye Hospital, Crown Paints and Kingsway Foundation – Main Sponsor, among other donors. This project was initiated in 2010 with a total of 3000 patients being operated upon for Cataract till date.
Free Meals - Amrita Center Kenya (Athi River)
The inauguration this project began in 2012 and continues till date with the objective of providing nutritious meals weekly to vulnerable children from the Athi River slum area and neighbouring localities.
Around 72,500 children have been fed to date, thanks to the generosity of Corporate Sponsors, Individual Donors and Well-wishers.
Primary Day School - Amrita Center Kenya (Athi River)
The M. A. Math Charitable Trust – Primary School was opened in the year 2011 by the then Vice President of Kenya, (RT) H.E. Stephen Kalonzo Musyoka. It is located in Athi River, Nairobi, Kenya and is designed to cater to vulnerable children especially orphans and needy children from poor economic backgrounds by offering education, basic healthcare and feeding.
Currently, the school has 220 children with each classroom holding between 20 to 25 of them. Every year 200 children have been supported in school since 2011 and. The school was built on fibre-glass infrastructure that is temporary in nature.
M. A. Math Charitable Trust has been self-sustaining this project through support from Corporates and Individual sponsorship at a fee of USD 500 per child annually.The M. A. Math Trust has therefore planned to build a new school specifically designed for students from Std 1-8 as per the Ministry of Education guidelines and further enhance it to international standards through digital media as per funding received.
Water & Sanitation Project - Athi River
Toilets constructed by NGO – I Love Africa. Water for sanitation provided by M.A.Math Charitable Trust, Kenya
M. A. Math partnered with NGO – I Love Afrcia to provide drinking water, build toilet and sanitation facilities to residents of Athi River, Nairobi. One borehole was also installed. Beneficiaries included around 650 families (approximately 3500 residents). 455,250 litres of water was distributed.
Vocational & Techincal Training
In association with CAP YEI (Youth Empowenment Institute), M.A.Math has provided Vocational and Technical Training to underprivileged Kenyan Youth since 2012.
1) Average family sizes of enrolled trainees between 5 to7 members. 2) School dropouts during secondary schooling and after Form Four completion. 3) 60 per cent of the Trainees hail from single-parent families and about 10 percent are orphans.
It now aspires to build a Centre of Excellence as the epicentre to produce high quality competent young inspired workforce for Sustainable economic, social and environmental development in the Technical and Vocational education areas in Kenya.