Prof. Rao R. Bhavani is the Director of AMMACHI Labs at Amrita University which focuses on innovating and deploying new applications in learning technologies to benefit the poor with a focus on women from socio-economically underserved communities. AMMACHI Labs does pioneering work on technology-enhanced learning and computerized vocational-education training delivered through multimedia-enriched applications and cost-effective haptic-enhanced simulators for perfecting manual skills. A central focus of Prof. Bhavani’s work has been to explore the use of skill-development as the baseline strategy, and women empowerment as the underlying vision. Her current project is a massive sanitation-awareness campaign that empowers women in rural communities to become ambassadors of change, by educating them about sanitation practices and training them to build their own toilets.