It was the start of the year 2021, and I decided to join the Amara Team on a school visit to Mt. View Primary School. The sun was shining bright and off we were on our way to the school. It was a pleasant drive with nice cool breeze that filled the air. The students […]
“When you focus on someone’s disability, you’ll overlook their abilities, beauty and uniqueness. Once you learn to accept and love them for who they are, you subconsciously learn to love yourself unconditionally.” – Yvonne Pierre, The Day My Soul Cried: A Memoir History teaches us that people living with disabilities were often mistreated and in […]
In our newsletter that was circulated at the end of December 2022, one reader flagged a specific adjective “underserviced” that we used when referring to communities we work with as opposed to the more commonly used “underprivileged”. Underprivileged is usually used to describe a person who does not enjoy the same standard of living or […]
Growing up an avid reader, I was often referred to as a bookworm. As a child, I always viewed reading books as magical. A book was my magic carpet that transported me to faraway places and ignited my imagination. Reading opened my mind to all the wondrous possibilities that existed outside of my world, it […]
Every individual has their vision of what for them would be the ideal world. For me, my ideal world is largely influenced by my recent interaction with the school communities. If I were to envision a new world order today, it would be one where there is equity in education, every child would have access […]
I recently went through the photo archives for Amara Charitable Trust, dating some fourteen years back. What an incredible treasure trove of photos! It is a good record of the impact Amara continues to have in marginalized communities since our inception in 2008. From building classrooms and improving school infrastructure to providing scholarship opportunities or […]
At Amara Charitable Trust, we have a vision to promote equity in schools serving rural communities.