Akshaya Pātra USA

Unlimited food for education

Impact of Akshaya Patra's Program

"What Akshaya Patra is doing in India is nothing but short of a revolution" - Nayarana Murthy, Founder and Chairman Emeritus, Infosys Limited

AC Nielsen, an independent research firm, performed an impact assessment in 2010, measuring key indicators such as enrollment, attendance and health. The study demonstrated an increase in enrollment, especially among the female students, a decrease in the drop-out rates, and improved health and performance among all students who received Akshaya Patra meals.

 

AC Nielsen Impact Study Findings

Impact of Akshaya Patra Mid-day Meal Program

  • Increase in school attendance
  • Socialization among children
  • Empowerment of local women
  • Improvement in nutritional status
  • Increase in enrollment by 28%
  • Decrease in drop-out rate by 8%