When reaching out to 1.6 million children, every donation and contribution is crucial — for the organisation to function sustainably and for children to benefit from Food for Education initiative. Know why your donation matters.
Post-Independence era made us debate issues that were burdening the country at every level. Among several issues that cripple the growth a nation, one of them continues to be illiteracy and lack of food security. To tackle these issues, the Government of India proposed free education in government schools and ration for BPL families. One of the key solutions is Mid-Day Meal Scheme for school children to end classroom hunger and encourage education.
Mid-Day Meal Programme by Akshaya Patra is run with support from fundraisers, Central Government and State Governments. This programme which currently reaches out to over 1.6 million children across 11 states benefits the nation by:
Improving the nutritional status of children in class I-V in Government, Local Body and Government aided schools, and EGS and AIE centers.
Encouraging children, belonging to disadvantaged sections, to attend school more regularly and help them concentrate on classroom activities.
Providing nutritional support to children of primary stage in drought affected areas during summer vacation.
And most importantly, this initiative aims to transform children’s lives.
To operate the programme on every school day, every contribution becomes a key component. For example, Mid-Day Meal Scheme in Andhra Pradesh and Telangala reach out to more than 1 lakh children; with four centralised kitchens in total, the programme is able to make a great difference in the lives of young ones. And in places where setting up a centralised kitchen is not feasible, Akshaya Patra has made created a network of decentralised kitchens; Mid-Day Meal Programme in Nayagarh, Odisha is run with the help of decentralised kitchens and over 300 schools are benefitted by the programme.
Your decision to sponsor a child’s meals for a year will have an incredible and a long-term impact on the child’s life. Make an impact today. To know our children’s stories, you can click here.