“Live to Serve"- Amrita-Seattle is a 501(c)3 international non-profit dedicated to serving underprivileged communities in Asia, Africa, and USA.
Amrita-Seattle was founded in 2010 by Drs. Sujit and Sampa Pal of Seattle, Washington on the premise that rural communities in remote regions should not remain neglected from education, health care, and access to clean water. We started our work in deep rural West Bengal, and then expanded out to the high Himalayas in India and Nepal. Currently we are working on setting up education and environmental awareness projects in rural communities in Lesotho, Kenya, and Cameroon. Our aim is to reach out to all these communities which do not get adequate support and attention through government agencies, larger non-profits or other programs.We partner in the field through local non-profits who have a proven track-record for working within their community.
Amrita-Seattle actively recruits volunteers for its domestic and international project under its Volunteers Without Borders chapter. We offer diverse international volunteer travel programs to create more environmentally and culturally sensitive travel opportunities that will hold long-term sustainability for the indigenous communities.
Currently Amrita-Seattle’s projects fall under five main umbrellas.
Under each of our above focus area we have specific project activities: