Sponsor wholesome mid-day meals for 7 children in a Karnataka government school for 2 months , INR 1000
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Overview

The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF) helps underprivileged children by providing them with a healthy, balanced meal that they would otherwise have to work for. The meal is an incentive for them to continue their education. It helps reduce the dropout rate to an enormous extent and increases classroom attendance.

The Basics

Several underprivileged children in India are out of school and into child labour in order to earn a single meal in a day. The surest way to break this cycle of poverty is through education. Education can significantly improve the quality of life of a family for generations to come. When the basic needs of a child such as food are not met, education often becomes the last priority.

How It Works

• The food is cooked in centralized kitchens at different locations, which meets International Standard Organization (ISO) guidelines.
• The programme is implemented in partnership with the government of India and various State governments.
• Today Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to several school children across different states in India.

Statistics

• 10 – Number of states where the programme is run
• 10,661 – Number of schools where the programme is run
• 1.4 million – Number of children who are provided with mid-day meals through this programme
• 8.1 million – Number of underprivileged children in India who are into child labour due to lack of basic necessities like food

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Cost of 7 midday meals for three months of rice and sambhar with bi-weekly sweet pongal 1000.00
Unit Price 1000
Quantity
Total 1000
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Food for Education
Anjali, Pooja, and Chandu are siblings who study in Government Higher Primary School, Devaiahana Hundi, Mysore, Karnataka. Their parents have separated and their father takes care of them and would not like them to meet their mother.
Their brother was transferred from a private school to this school after the separation. Their father went into debt and being alone as well, he could not cook for all of them.
Anjali says that they love the food they get at the school because it is a lot like the the way their mother prepared the food.

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