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MEALS

We provide unlimited Food for Education

Nourishing 2 million underprivileged children every day.

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Hunger continues to be a barrier to education and, consequently, to a better life for millions of underprivileged children across India. Parents stuck in the vicious cycle of poverty prefer sending their children to work and support the family instead of getting an education at school. This deprives these children of their Right to Education and the Right to Aspire. The children who do make it to school, are vulnerable to classroom hunger as their families cannot afford two square meals a day. Hence, most of them come to school hungry and are unable to concentrate on classroom activities. As a result, the very purpose of schooling is defeated. In these situations, a hot and nutritious mid-day meal at school can go a long way in making life easier for these children and their families. Working with the Indian government, The Akshaya Patra Foundation seeks to ensure that no child is deprived of education because of hunger. 

In providing one hot meal every school day, the Foundation upholds its Right to Food as well as its Right to Education and the Right to Aspire. The Mid-day Meal Program serves as a critical intervention to address hunger and education simultaneously.

NO POVERTY

QUALITY EDUCATION

ZERO HUNGER

GENDER EQUALITY

GOOD HEALTH & WELL-BEING

REDUCED INEQUALITIES

AFFORDABLE & CLEAN ENERGY

Mid-day meals serve as incentives for children to attend school and for parents to send their children to school instead of sending them to work as the meals serve as economic support for the family by enabling the family to save on one meal for the child each day. The program has improved the enrolment rate, attendance, performance, and nutritional profile of the children and reduced the dropout rate.

In addition, for many children, this meal may be the only one they receive in a day. Hence, it is a vital step towards addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which serve as a blueprint for peace and prosperity. Specifically, this program addresses SDGs 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 10, and 17. By providing nutritious meals to children in school, we are working towards ending hunger and malnutrition, improving health and well-being, providing inclusive and equitable quality education, promoting gender equality, and creating partnerships for sustainable development. 

Just CHF 18 provides a nutritious school lunch for one child every day for an entire school year. This small donation can make a huge impact on a child’s life, helping to ensure that they have the energy and nourishment they need to focus and learn in the classroom. Nutrition and education enhance the physical and psychological development of the child. By gifting a healthy meal, you are gifting a brighter future for the child. Visit our Donation Page today and make a difference in the life of a child in need. Every donation matters. 

One hot meal puts children on the path to a brighter future.

BE PART OF PROVIDING MEALS TO UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS.

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