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Sponsor mid day meals to children in Gujarat

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Tabassum is a young girl from a very poor family in Gujarat. Her parents used to leave her at home with her baby sister and go for work. Tabassum’s education was not a priority to them. **They did not have money for regular meals and thought of school as an added expense they couldn’t afford.**But she had a better life in store for her. Tabassum was discovered and enrolled in a Bal Shramik, an educational space for children who worked as labourers. They allowed her to bring her sister along so her parents did not object to it. She was taught recreational activities and both the girls were given a midday meal every day.**Akshaya Patra Foundation brings nutritious, tasty food to these schools so that children like Tabassum don’t go hungry.**Now both Tabassum and her sister go to school every day. Their parents do not have to worry about their lunch and are motivated to send them to school.** Mid-day meals are a big reason why many children like Tabassum have a shot at education and a future. Your donation will give children like Tabassum the food that they need to learn and grow. Donate now to help keep such kids in school. You can give with confidence because every program on our platform is [GIVEASSURED](https://www.giveindia.org/giveassured).

About The Program

The Akshaya Patra Foundation provides underprivileged children with a healthy meal a day. The surest way to break this cycle of poverty is through education. Education can improve the quality of life for generations to come. When the basic needs of a child are not met, education often becomes the last priority. At times like that, a mid-day meal is an incentive for them to continue their education and reduces dropout rate. The food is cooked in centralized kitchens and the program is implemented across schools in partnership with the government of India. Close to 1.5 million children in 10 states are provided with mid-day meals. Donate to this program and you will support the mid-day meal for a child in a Gujarat government school for one year. This may be the only good meal the child will eat in a day and will help him focus on education.

About The NGO

The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation that was founded in Bengaluru, India to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the government and government-aided schools. Aiming also to bring children to school, the organization has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children, their state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study attracting curious visitors from around the world. With humble beginnings of serving just 1,500 children across 5 schools their program has become the world's largest (not-for-profit run) mid-day meal programme serving wholesome food to over 1.6 million children from 13,839 schools across 12 states in India. Their efforts have been recognized nationally and internationally with awards like CII National Food Safety Awards by the CII Food Safety, International ARC Award by the International ARC honoring outstanding achievements in annual reports and Nikkei Asia Prize by the Nikkei in Economic and Business Innovation. Their mission to feed 5 million children by 2020 reflects the 6,550 strong staff's commitment that no child in India shall be deprived of Education because of Hunger.

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The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The Akshaya Patra Foundation

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Rohit Nair

Rohit Nair

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