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Sponsor mid day meals to children in Rajasthan

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Kishan is a **12-year-old boy from a small village called Baran in Rajasthan.** His family belongs to the Saharia community, one of the most primitive tribes of India. The community is **extremely poor and suffers from illiteracy and hunger.**Kishan’s father is a farmer and the only earning member of their family of six. They never had enough money to provide food for everyone. Kishan did not get proper nutrition and had no energy during the day.Although his parents sent Kishan to school, they did not care too much about his education. He was not interested in studies and had trouble concentrating in class.**When The Akshaya Patra foundation began to work with his school, Kishan started getting fresh and tasty meals every day.** This got him excited to come to school. Eating a nutritious meal for lunch every day also gave him the strength and energy he needed. He is now able to concentrate and take part in class as he is not hungry or sleepy anymore. **Kishan’s progress has motivated his parents to send their other children to school.** They now have faith that their children will get the nutrition and education they need to sustain themselves while they try to move forward in life.Your contribution will bring a warm meal to poor children who have no other source of nutrition. Contribute to help more children like Kishan get the food they need to learn and grow. 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 helps underprivileged children by providing them with a healthy meal. The surest way to break this cycle of poverty is through education. Education can improve the quality of life of a family for future generations. 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 through this program. Donate to this program and you will support one child in a school in a government school in Rajasthan get access to a meal. This may be the only good meal they eat in a day and will help resume their 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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