The main motivation behind Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meals programme is the innumerable stories of its beneficiaries. It is as if Akshaya Patra is nourishing 1.39 million stories each passing day to reach its zenith of reality. Being one of the noted NGO in the mid-day meals sector, Akshaya Patra makes sure that each morsel is clean, safe and hygienic. This Indian NGO aims at countering classroom hunger and illiteracy by bringing more and more children in its fold through the mid-day meals programme. While preparing the mid-day meals for millions of children, Akshaya Patra keeps intact the nutrition requirement of the meal and also satisfies the local palate so that children can relish their meal.
At Akshaya Patra, it takes just Rs. 750 (donate online) to feed hungry child for the whole year. Along with feed hungry child, this amount is also an aid for nourishing the young minds who are #HungryForSchool. Below are anecdotes of few children who continue to be #HungryForSchool and who have been benefitted by the contribution of generous donors.
Parvati: Sometimes all you need is the desire to learn. Parvati was not allowed to go to school because her parents opined that educating the boys is more beneficial. But the element of #HungryForSchool would make Parvati devour the school books of her brothers. After much persuasion, her parents finally conceded for the single reason that she is going to get the mid-day meal at school. Parvati’s determination to get educated has today become the reason for many other girls in her locality to go to school.
Varun R: An IAS aspirant Varun is a bright child with the determination for a bright future. He is passionate about Indian history and is also a winner of the ‘Bharat ko jano’ quiz. The impact of the mid-day meals becomes evident in his dream of starting schools in remote villages and providing Akshaya Patra mid-day meals to the children of those schools.
Stories of Hope will introduce you to many more such stories. Who knows among the million aspirations, one might match yours too! Be a part of Akshaya Patra’s efforts in providing mid-day meals to children who are #HungryForSchool. By donating Rs. 750 (donate online) you will not only feed hungry child but also share the child’s dreams and hopes for a better future.
Feed a hungry child today!
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