Amrita Australia is an Australian charitable entity that has been inspired by the world renowned spiritual leader, humanitarian and visionary Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (also known as Amma or Mother).
Amma has dedicated her entire life to helping the poor and disadvantaged and alleviating their suffering, physically and emotionally. Her teachings of love, compassion and selflessness are at the core of her charitable institutions around the world.
Amrita Australia’s mission as a public benevolent institution is to provide relief to persons, within Australia and overseas who are unable to care for themselves or who suffer from poverty, sickness, destitution and helplessness.
WHO WE ARE
To achieve our purpose, Amrita Australia works in conjunction with several organizations.
In Australia we deliver benevolent relief projects via our associated entity MA Centre (Aust) Foundation, a charity registered with the ACNC that has groups in every state of Australia and a main administrative centre in Carrum Downs, Victoria.
The two current Australian Projects receiving funding are:
In India we deliver funding via our associated charitable entity the Mata Amritanandamayi Math (MA Math). MA Math is an international charitable organization, founded in 1981 by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi. Its headquarters are in Amritapuri, Kerala, India. MA Math conducts a range of humanitarian work including disaster relief, healthcare for the poor, environmental programs, fighting hunger and scholarships for impoverished students.
About MA Math
MA Math is an international charitable organization, founded in 1981 by Sri Mata Amritanandamayi. Its headquarters are in Amritapuri, Kerala, India. MA Math conducts a range of humanitarian work including disaster relief, healthcare for the poor, environmental programs, fighting hunger and scholarships for impoverished students. On July 24, 2005, in recognition of MA Math’s outstanding disaster-relief work and other charitable activities, the United Nations conferred Special Consultative Status to the Math, with its Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), thus enabling collaboration with UN agencies. In December 2008, the UN's Department of Public Information approved MA Math as an associated nongovernmental organization to help its work of disseminating information and research into humanitarian issues.
In 1998, MA Math opened the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre (AIMS), also known as Amrita Hospital, in Cochin, Kerala. AIMS is a non-government hospital.
Today AIMS has branches throughout India that provides free healthcare to the needy poor.
Since the inception of AIMS, Kochi, in 1998, totally free medical care has been provided to more than 4.1 million patients, and, during that time, AIMS has provided more than $85 million U.S. in charitable medical care.
AIMS Faridabad Healthcare facility
Amrita Australia will assist with funding construction costs of the new AIMS Faridabad Healthcare facility in Delhi NCR, North India.
The facility will spread across nearly 100 acres in the industrial city area of Greater Faridabad, State of Haryana, Northern India. The hospital will benefit those in need in the industrial area and surrounding regions. This new two thousand bed state of the art healthcare facility is set to become the largest hospital in Delhi-National Capital Region and will feature the complete range of specialities, super-specialties and Centres of Excellence.
The hospital will have a strong focus on mother-and-child healthcare and will include a highly specialised Children’s Hospital with maternal and foetal medicine. This is a service often lacking in India as many private hospitals do not see mother – child care as monetarily sustainable.
Construction of the hospital commenced in May 2016 and Amrita Australia funding assistance will spread over the next three to five years . Once construction works are completed Amrita Australia will continue to fund medical care to needy patients with a focus on the Children’s hospital.
The new Amrita Hospital at Faridabad will continue the AIMS tradition of providing a strong presence of totally free charitable and subsidized patient care.
Our Future Vision
Amrita Australia will continue to support, and where viable expand, its current PBI programs.
The Amrita Australia Board is presently exploring the feasibility of projects relating to women and children in crisis, refugee migrants, disadvantaged elderly and specific underprivileged community support programs.
The Proposed Construction of the Super Specialty Hospital at Faridabad is a major project. Amrita Australia funding assistance will be spread over the next three to five years. Once construction works are completed Amrita Australia will fund free medical care to needy patients with a focus on the Children’s Hospital. This is a service often lacking in India, as many private hospitals do not see mother-child care as monetarily sustainable.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Help Amrita Australia support its beneficial relief projects by offering a tax deductible donation.