Midday Meal Project
Raising: Rs. 5,00,000 /-
Expected no of Beneficiaries: 600 Underprivileged Students
Raising Funds for:
The school meal programme addresses the two major challenges of hunger and education. Extreme poverty leads to hunger and in grave need to earn at least one meal a day, children often go to work. By doing so they miss out opportunities for education and generations are trapped in the vicious cycle of poverty, hunger and illiteracy. A hungry child cannot concentrate on education, and hence millions of rupees spent on interventions promoting education of underprivileged children fails to produce expected results. The ultimate goal of the programme is to promote basic education of underprivileged children by addressing the root cause of illiteracy-poverty and hunger.
Mid day meal programmes (MDM) aimed at improving the nutritional status of poor children and at ensuring better school enrollment have been functioning in various states of the country for over five decades. As per published fact sheets of United Nations Millennium Development Goals school feeding programmes needs to be promoted to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger ( Goal-1) and achieve universal primary education (Goal-2).
About the Organization:
The Akshaya Patra Foundation (AkshayaPatra) is a Non-profit organization that implements the World’s largest NGO-led wholesome, cooked food, school feeding program which serves 1.6 million children daily.
Confronting hunger and illiteracy has been the greatest challenge before us and Akshayapatra is spearheading the fight to mitigate it. We strive to promote universalization of primary education by providing unlimited, nutritious, hygienically cooked hot noon meals in 10,850+ government schools and government run day-care centers (Anganwadi), in partnership with the Central and State Governments. This endeavor requires umpteen additional inputs, both monetary and of kind, to be run successfully and continuously. Your support and participation will make a major difference towards the success of this noble cause.
"No child in India shall be deprived of education because of Hunger”. Provision of hygienically cooked, Nutritional mid-day meal to government school going children has been a critical catalyst in increasing enrollment, attendance and classroom participation. A single meal plays a major role in the holistic development of the child. Mission:
To Serve 5 million children every day by the year 2020
The Akshaya Patra Foundation (Not For Profit)
Hyderabad Regional Office The Akshaya Patra Foundation Plot # 2 , Kesari Nilayam Krishna Nagar Colony Picket, Secunderabad, Hyderabad