Avneendra & Smita’s Fundraiser for Akshaya Patra
Who is Akshaya Patra?
We run a school meal programme that provides children studying in government schools with freshly cooked, healthy meals. Our programme, the largest of its kind, is spread across nine states and feeds 1.8 million children everyday.
Nearly 13.5 million children in India do not attend school. Their circumstances force them into menial labour rather than seeking education. For those children who are fortunate enough to attend, hunger impairs their performance levels and decreases their capacity to learn.
Our program helps toward the universalization of primary education. As this meal is often their only source of nutrition, it drives children to school.
We have both centralised and decentralised kitchens so that children in the more remote regions of India are fed. Our kitchens strive to ensure all meals are healthy, nutritious and meet the requirements of a growing child.
Also, as our kitchens are run by women from the surrounding villages, it creates employment for hundreds of women, making them financially independent. With the vision of ‘No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger’, the foundation aims to reach out to 5 million children by 2020.
COVID-19 Happiness Kit Distribution
If it were not for the pandemic, by now children would have been back to school for a new academic year.And, we at The Akshaya Patra Foundation would have been serving nutritious mid-day meals to them. Indeed, we are eagerly waiting for the pandemic to cease, but until then we will be providing our mid-day meal beneficiary children with Happiness Kits. Each Happiness Kit will be packed with nutritious food items, immunity boosters, hygiene kit, and learning materials.
The objectives behind this initiative are:
To ensure our beneficiary children continue to receive nutritious meals amid the prevailing crisis;
To boost immunity and health of children;
To ensure basic hygiene needs are met; and
Engage children in activities to support their continuous learning amid the lockdown.
LET CRISIS NOT AFFECT WELL-BEING OF CHILDREN. Your contribution will significantly support a child’s health, immunity, hygiene, and education during this crisis. BE THE RAY OF HOPE.
Akshaya Patra – Money Utilization and Transparency
Your money ultimately is for the children. Every donation is diligently spent for the food that is served directly or indirectly. On an average, 92% of the total funds is used towards meeting the programme cost and 8% towards the programme management cost. The organisation upholds maximum transparency in funds utilisation.
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