Monday, 10 November 2014

Akshaya Patra, a NGO in Tamil Nadu for children

Currently, The Akshaya Patra Foundation operates as a child NGO providing mid-day meal to children across 10 states of India. As a NGO in Tamil Nadu for children, Akshaya Patra has been functioning since July 2011, providing free school meal to 718 children in a school in Chennai. The other states where Akshaya Patra is present are Assam, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Odisha, Telangana, Rajasthan, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh and Chhattisgarh. In total, the Foundation feeds 1.4 million school children every day.

 Tamil Nadu has been the pioneer state to start the mid-day meal programme for children in Government schools and Government-aided schools. This programme proved to be very impactful in bringing the children of lower economic families to school. This programme is d-centrally recognised as the Mid-Day Meal Scheme. Many NGOs have come forward in implementation of this programme. The Indian child NGO Akshaya Patra has been implementing this programme since June 2000. This child NGO has strategically structured and planned its operations so that the support that it receives is utilised maximum for the children.

Witnessing the potential, the Foundation aims to increase its beneficiary base as a NGO in Tamil Nadu for children including all other locations where it is currently functional. The Foundation works in a Public-Private Partnership model. Alongside receiving grants and subsidies from the Central Government and State Governments, it receives donations and contributions from generous donors. The child NGO has observed that online donations for children have contributed as much as traditional offline donations. There has been an increasing trend in supporters opting for online donations for children.

To enhance donor experience Akshaya Patra has been continuously upgrading and tracking its online donation platforms. It has also incorporated a fund raising module as a part of its online donations for children. Through this module a supporter can create an online campaign and share with his or her friends to raise a pre-decided amount in the given duration for the campaign. Apart from making online donations for children, supporters can also visit Fundraise with us, Fundraising ideas and Get involved for more options to support the cause.

While you support the cause, get to know about the young citizens who are being benefitted by your one thoughtful step. Stories of hope will reveal that dreams and determination are inherent in all of us and they are not bound by any economic or social strata. You can choose to support this NGO in Tamil Nadu for children in any way you feel you can best contribute. These children need your care and support. Your one step towards feeding the children can go a long way in shaping up their future.

Choose to feed the future of India!

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