Woxsen University and Aikya Vidya, a branch of the Hare Krishna movement dedicated to service and education, have signed an MoU aimed at empowering rural youth and fostering sustainable development. This partnership aligns with Woxsen's core pillar of "Ethics, Responsibility & Sustainability (ERS)" and leverages AIKYA Vidya's extensive experience in rural communities.
The initial focus of the partnership will be on Ahobilam, a tribal village in Nandyal district, Andhra Pradesh. Through joint efforts, Ahobilam will be transformed into a model for rural development, replicable across India. The initiative will encompass adult literacy and healthcare, skill training and life skills workshops, and holistic education with values-based learning.
Woxsen will contribute its strengths in innovation, adaptability, and research to the partnership. Students will have volunteer opportunities and the community will have access to faculty expertise, student talent, and laboratory facilities. AIKYA Vidya will bring its established model of complementary schools and sustainable practices to the project.
This collaboration holds immense potential to empower rural youth, foster sustainable development, and create a model for replicable success across India.