The Akshaya Patra Foundation is an Indian NGO that serves food for education to millions of children every day across India. It has been serving as a mid-day meal NGO since 2000. Currently it functions across 23 locations and one of the serving locations is Vadodara. As a NGO in Vadodara, Akshaya Patra started its service in November 2009. Since then there has been no looking back and this NGO in Vadodara has successfully increased its beneficiary base to 113, 593 children of 616 Government schools over the years of its service. For most of the children the mid-day meal is the only wholesome meal they receive in the entire day. The power of this meal is such that it acts as an incentive for parents to send their children to school, who otherwise would prefer to send the children to earn a square meal. Once the children get introduced to school, this meal helps them continue with the lessons taught in the school, i.e. education. Thus, the underserved children benefit from the goodness of food and education thereby making the mid-day meal food for education.
Akshaya Patra is born out of the vision of 'No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger'. Being true this strong visionary statement, this NGO in Vadodara functions to provide unlimited food for education. This NGO has witnessed the power of one wholesome meal per day in the lives of the children. This meal gives them the strength to overcome obstacles back home, concentrate during class hours, actively participate in extra-curricular activities and most importantly instil the sense of hope and determination to achieve high in life. Each plate of food for education is a story in itself. It is a means to positively and constructively alter the lives of children who too deserve the care and nurture of childhood.
Understanding the potential of food for education, the Government of India and various State Governments have encouraged NGOs to take up the cause so that each child at the grass root level can receive the benefit of the mid-day meal programme. Functioning as a NGO in Vadodara and many other locations across the country, Akshaya Patra too receives ample support from the Government in the form of subsidies and grants. But, it also requires monetary aid from its donors.
Akshaya Patra has introduced various platforms for its donors so that they can contribute towards food for education as per their convenience. As internet has captured all forms of communications, online charity donations in India have gained popularity too. Online charity donations India is the fastest and safest mode to donate to a cause. In keeping with technology and trend this NGO in Vadodara too makes available the platform of online charity donations for India donors and international donors. Click here to see how your online charity donations in India can change the lives of underserved children.
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