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  1. Kathewadi: They Painted the town Pink

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  2. First Art of Living course in Sudan

    “We breathed our insecurities out of our systems and eased our minds through the techniques taught in the course.” Sudan had a brush with spirituality when the very first Art of Living Part I workshop took place in Khartoum, the capital city. Hiteshini Ju ...
  3. Helping leprosy-affected in Singapore

    Working with The SILRA Home Helping leprosy-affected in Singapore Entering the living spaces of the leprosy-affected, The Art of Living has turned around the lives of 44 residents of The SILRA Home. Since July 2007, The Art of Living volunteers have reg ...
  4. Ghana village gets eye doctors after 8 years

    After 8 years residents of the little hamlet of Keta got access to eye care. For these 700 Ghanains a one-day eye camp on 15 April 2011 was life transforming. “The people of this region are known to be afflicted by a variety of eye ailments,” says Ruchi ...
  5. Kapsi- A Village Transformed

    Kapsi village can now withstand two years of no rainfall, has doubled its agricultural yields and is 90 % alcohol-free. Life has changed completely for Dadasaheb Khatar, a farmer who lives in Kapsi village on the dusty two-lane Phalton-Satara highway. His ...
  6. Unprecedented water supply for adivasis

    For the first time, 1,300 adivasis in a small village in Yavatmal, Maharashtra, have plentiful water for their crops. Each household also has an individual toilet. These revolutionary changes occurred in a span of only six months and have given the locals ...
  7. Cleanliness Awareness Program

    Inspired by Breath-Water-Sound workshop, 380 Students (8th to 10th Standard) of the New English School took part in a Cleanliness Awareness Program conducted on 9th Nov 2006 Cleanliness Camp In February 2007, the ‘Nirmal Gram Abhiyan’ (Clean Village Campa ...
  8. Abundant Water

    The New English High School run by Shri Swami Vivekanand Shikshan Sanstha Trust was established in 1992. Rendering service to students around the area, the school did not have a water facility since its inception. In 2006, The Art of Living initiated the ...
  9. Better Health with Toilets

    The access to toilets has helped many villages to overcome many diseases. Earlier the practice was to answer nature’s call in the fields, leading to breeding of mosquitoes. Also women would have to relieve themselves only after sunset or before sunrise, l ...
  10. Plentiful Water

    Participants of The Art of Living’s Youth Leadership Training Program (YLTP) took it on themselves to reach out to villagers of Devool-Vadsa, a small village in Dharva taluka of Yavatmal. Starting in December 2006, the youth leaders, along with the locals ...
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