The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an Indian non-governmental organisation providing mid-day meal to children of Government schools. Child labour and drop-out cases across India are issues widely known and worked for. Many initiatives and schemes have been formulated to tackle these recurring issues. Akshaya Patra well understood the interrelation between food and education that gave rise to the idea of food for education. Taking forward the same understanding, on the event of ‘World Day against Child Labour’, Akshaya Patra launched #HungryForSchool, a campaign to raise awareness about the need of food for education. It is needed to be realised by all that well-equipped classrooms are not the main criteria to keep the needy section of the society in school. Rather, it’s the one wholesome and fresh mid-day meal on each school day that incentivises the children to come to school and receive education.
The Akshaya Patra mid-day meal is healthy, freshly prepared and well balanced with all recommended nutrients. It also has the additional quality of satisfying the local palate of the children. With the motto of providing unlimited food for education, Akshaya Patra is currently feeding 1.39 million children covering more than 10,600 Government schools across nine states of India. This NGO aims to feed 5 million children by 2020. It is confident that with your support through this campaign #HungryForSchool the Foundation can take many steps towards achieving this mission.
Efficient management of resources enables Akshaya Patra to feed a child at just Rs. 750 for an entire academic year. Thus, if you contribute Rs. 750 you will help the Foundation to feed a child for the whole year. Let million dreams be lived. Feed a child and spread the word of your good deed.
Be a part of the #HungryForSchool campaign by talking, sharing and tweeting in your online social forums.
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