“No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger” clearly brings out the significance of supporting child education. This is the vision of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Akshaya Patra is an Indian charity started in June 2000 in Bangalore, Karnataka. Though the principle cause of this charity is to implement the mid-day meal programme in Government schools it lays equal importance to education.
Due to this reason this charity makes it a point to expand its operations in a strategic manner so that once it starts feeding in a new location it should be able to sustain operations in existing locations as well as the new one. This charity steers all its efforts towards eliminating hunger and illiteracy. It also provides a platform for its supporters to support child education through food.
This Indian NGO implements the mid-day meal programme in 20 locations covering the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Odisha, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. By supporting a child through this NGO one can gift the child the goodness of food and education.
Mid-day meal scheme has seen significant impact on its beneficiaries and hence the Government too is in favour of increased community participation so as to be able to reach the grass root level of the society. Akshaya Patra implements the programme in a Public-Private Partnership operating model. This model provides enough room for supporters and volunteers to contribute for the cause in their own valuable way. To support a child need not necessarily mean donation, it can also mean sparing some time from our busy schedules and dedicating it to the children through voluntary participation.
Get Involved will bring across you various ways to support a child. If you are of the type who prefers to be ‘on the move’ always then you can support the charity through social networking platforms like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Pinterest and the like. If you are a blogger then you can write about the charity in your blogs or in Akshaya Patra blog. If you would be interested in meeting the children and spending a day with them then a school visit can be organised and you can engage the children in your own creative ways like painting, games etc.
If you wish to contribute fund as a support for child education through mid-day meal then a click at donate will direct you to the donation process. Akshaya Patra also gives opportunity to collectively help the cause. If you are an employee then as a Corporate Social Responsibility initiative you can make donation for children either by cash or kind. CSR opportunities with Akshaya Patra will bring across you ways to contribute donation for children.