Monday, 14 July 2014

Akshaya Patra, NGO in Assam, implementing mid-day meal scheme since 2010


The Akshaya Patra Foundation, the operating mid-day meal NGO in Assam first made its eastward expansion in February 2010. Nestled among lush green tea gardens and scenic landscape with varied flora and fauna, Assam is one of the beautiful destinations of the north-east India. Akshaya Patra upon receiving an invitation from the State Government of Assam set up a centralised kitchen in Guwahati and started serving mid-day meal in Assam's Guwahati region from February 2010 onwards. 

It indeed face challenges during initial set up of the kitchen due to terrain and non-availability of resources yet this NGO in Assam sailed through it successfully. Read more on what it took to set up the Akshaya Patra programme in Assam. The Akshaya Patra kitchen in Assam is an ISO 22000:2005 certified kitchen. It is one of the largest infrastructures of its kind in this part of the country providing mid-day meals in Assam across 592 Government schools in Guwahati region every day.

The programme of mid-day meal in Assam has had many positive impacts on the factors like enrolment, attendance and retention. There has been a remarkable improvement in the health of the children too. Along with providing mid-day meal in Assam, it has also initiated school outreach programme to spread awareness among teachers and students about the programme and the importance of health and nutrition. Recently, this NGO in Assam launched the 'Kids for Kids' programme in Guwahati. Through this programme Akshaya Patra aimed at providing a platform to the children of reputed schools to join hands with Akshaya Patra and support the beneficiaries. This initiative was well received by the student community and they took part in huge numbers. About 500 students from various schools stepped forward to support this initiative benefitting nearly 1500 beneficiaries of the NGO in Assam.

 Stories of Assam children will give you a window to how Akshaya Patra's programme was able to change every day school day of the children in Assam. Akshaya Patra currently provides mid-day meal in Assam to 53,649 children. To further the potential of the programme of mid-day meal in Assam and benefit many more thousands of children, Akshaya Patra seeks your support. You can support this instantly by contributing to NGO online donation. There are multiple denominations and different modes of donations apart from NGO online donation, the details of the same can be availed at more donation options. This NGO also provides other platforms of support apart from online donation. Get involved will introduce you the various ways you can contribute your time, resource and skill towards the benefit of the children.

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