Monday, 15 September 2014

NGO in Jaipur - what it serves?

Children NGO are present globally and they all focus on various issues related to child health, nutrition, education, child rights and the like. One such NGO is The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Akshaya Patra is one of the children NGO operating in India that implements the mid-day meal programme thereby providing free school lunch to the children of Government schools. It is present in 23 locations in India across 10 states. The city of Jaipur is one of its serving locations.
Akshaya Patra started operations as a NGO in Jaipur in February 2004. It currently serves 92,763 children across 1,081 Government schools in and around Jaipur city. Since 2004, the NGO has witnessed the significant changes this programme can bring to the lives of the children. This NGO in Jaipur operates the centralised kitchen model to prepare food for the children. The kitchen has the capacity to cook 250,000 rotis (Indian flat bread), 6 tonnes of dal (lentils) and 5 tonnes of rice in just three hours. Recently, Former President of USA, Bill Clinton visited this NGO in Jaipur along with Abhay Jain, Gururaj Deshpande and other delegates. Clinton was amazed and appreciated the level of hygiene and cleanliness being maintained by the NGO's kitchen in Jaipur.

After a detailed visit of the kitchen Clinton also visited one of the beneficiary schools of this children-NGO. He was delighted to meet the young and determined beneficiaries of the Foundation. He remarked on how the mid-day meal programme is helping in the cognitive as well as physical development of the children. Read more about Clinton's visit and his day at this children NGO

Apart from functioning as a NGO in Jaipur, Akshaya Patra is operational in three other locations of Rajasthan namely Jodhpur, Nathdwara and Baran. In total, Akshaya Patra feeds 135,910 children across 1,830 Government schools in Rajasthan. Donate to NGO which apart from providing mid-day meal at Government schools, this children NGO also provides food to 15,000 beneficiaries in 298 Anganwadi centres along with running canteens at a subsidised price for the economically and socially challenged section of the society in Jaipur.

Stories of Hope will bring across you the lives of millions of beneficiaries. These children do not need our sympathy, they are just hopeful of getting some support from us. Get to know them. Your choice of donating to NGO will help this children NGO to reach out to many more who await their rightful meal. Akshaya Patra provides the medium of both online donation and offline donation for the ease and comfort of a donor. Donate to NGO is one of the many options to become a part of this NGO in Jaipur. Get involved will provide you many other ways of becoming a part of the NGO's mission to feed 5 million children by 2020.

Donate to NGO or volunteer with the NGO. Every form of support is equally significant when it comes to serving the children of the nation. 

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