Tuesday, 24 December 2013

NGO in Andhra Pradesh feeds Government school children

Being operational for more than five years, this NGO in Andhra Pradesh has definitely established its reach through its consistent service.  The Akshaya Patra Foundation, operating as a charity in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam in the state of Andhra Pradesh feeds a total of 60,098 children every day. It covers 461 Government schools through its mid-day meal programme. As a charity in Hyderabad, it also reaches out to Anganwadi children as a part of their other feeding programmes.

The total reach of this NGO in Andhra Pradesh in its two functional locations are: Hyderabad- 54,849 children covering 454 Government schools; and Visakhapatnam- 5,249 children covering 7 Government schools. The mid-day meals in both these locations are prepared in Centralised kitchens. These kitchens act as a node for a group of schools to which meal is delivered in custom-built delivery vans. The built of these vehicles is such that it retains the freshness of the cooked meal till it is served and also due to its honeycomb interiors it holds the food containers upright thereby avoiding spillage. Get a view of the detailed cooking process of this NGO in Andhra Pradesh at Akshaya Patra Kitchen Infrastructure.

As a charity in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam, its feeding programme towards Anganwadis is also creditable. The testimonies of the beneficiaries from the Anganwadis bring to fore the impact the mid-day meal has had in terms of health and nutrition of the children. Know more about the reach and stories of change in Andhra Pradesh at Andhra Pradesh State Review 2012-13. The cover story of each child will provide you with an insight to the significance and potential of the mid-day meal programme.

Many impact studies conducted both by national and international survey organisations reveal that there has been a substantial positive change in the health, nutrition, academic enrolment and retention among children who are beneficiaries of the mid-day meal programme. Akshaya Patra also works towards attaining the objectives laid down by the Central Mid-Day Meal Scheme.

This Foundation implements the mid-day meal programme in a Public-Private Partnership model. As a programme implementer this NGO steers all its efforts towards its vision of “No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger”. You too can be a part of this vision either by contributing donations or by opting to be a volunteer. When you choose to make donations for Hyderabad NGOs, Akshaya Patra could prove to be a constructive option. 

Akshaya Patra follows a complete transparency policy with all its stakeholders. For this reason it regularly publishes its Annual Report for all its stakeholders. Donations for Hyderabad NGO can help feed many more children and also act as an incentive to retain them at school. Your donations for Hyderabad NGOs that is working towards a social cause can only bring about a positive difference with you being at the helm of the change.

This festive season choose to donate for children to this NGO in Andhra Pradesh. Make a difference by enrolling yourself as a volunteer of change. Let’s create smiles and hope this season!

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