Every person has a right to develop their full human potential. Yet in Africa many find it difficult even to maintain their basic existence.
AMURTEL (Ananda Marga Relief Team Ladies) is an international NGO headquartered in India. AMURTEL looks after those who society has abandoned. Destitute women, orphans, the handicapped, victims of war or natural calamities or crippling disease, addicts, the elderly - all need loving care and a chance to change their fate.
AMURTEL's programmes provide a loving environment that meets the needs of individuals. It gives education and training to them, setting their feet on a new path of self-reliance and self-esteem.
For a child to grow up in an impersonal environment without love is a tragedy. AMURTEL's policy is to keep our projects small so that our girls can receive proper attention. We do not strive for huge institutes. We want our children to grow up in a family environment where they are given the best possible care and education, and where there is the emotional and spiritual support they need to help them grow into productive and happy adults.
The children and Didi Kiran in Accra, Ghana.
| AMURTEL has been working in sub-Saharan Africa since 1975. The first major project to be opened by AMURTEL was the community development programme and medical clinic in Kwame Ammun, Ghana.
AMURTEL in cooperation with the Women's Welfare Department of Ananda Marga presently runs a community development project in Ghana, 5 children's homes in Ghana, Nigeria, Congo and Kenya and 19 schools in Ivory Coast, Ghana, Nigeria, Congo, Zambia, South Africa and Kenya.
We have, in the past, organized camps for flood relief in Zambia (1988), Famine relief in Somalia (1989), food-for-work programmes in Zambia (1992-93), feeding programmes in Kenya (1991), Ghana (1987 -1993), South Africa (1995) and Congo (1997).
Our trained nurse cares for famine-stricken
children in the Zambia relief operation of 1993.
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Homes and institutions
For infants, orphaned children, disadvantaged teenagers, destitute women and mothers, the handicapped. AMURTEL also runs schools in poverty stricken areas.
Halfway houses and temporary shelters
For AIDS/HIV+ victims, refugees, lepers, handicapped.
Economic self-reliance for women
"Nari Abhudaya" or the "Awakening of Women" is a special project directive of economic self-sufficiency for women. This includes training women in trade skills and setting up cottage industries or community women's banks.
Primary health care
Primary health care and community clinics for women and children. Emergency disaster relief AMURTEL meets the needs of refugees in times of famine, natural calamities and war through feeding programmes & emergency camps.
Regular feeding programmes for street children or women of poverty stricken areas. Food-for-work programmes in village communities.
Education for all
Schools, particularly kindergartens and primary education for the poor or villages.
last updated: 9 Jan 2003
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