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The Akshaya Patra Foundation, prior to the lockdown in March, was feeding 1.8 Million children every school day across 12 states and 2 Union Territories in India. The organisation is now aiding the government to serve grains to the children as per the Mid-Day Meals (MDM) guidelines & additionally, families are also receiving through the Pradhan Mantri Gareeb Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) with 5Kg of rice/wheat & 1Kg pulses(/daal) per family member. Therefore, the Foundation has initiated a plan to bridge the nutrition gap of our Mid-Day-Meal beneficiaries, and further boost immunity, hygiene and learning gap.
The Foundation carried a pilot programme in Bangalore to distribute immunity, hygiene and educational supplies through the ‘Happiness Box’ initiative to MDM beneficiaries at their school premises, where student’s parents would pick up the boxes.
THE AKSHAYA PATRA TEAM IN ACTION
My name is AANYA SURANA, I'm 13 years old & a Grade 9 student at Lakshmipat Singhania Academy, Kolkata.
As India continues to battle the COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the country through strict lockdowns, it has ravaged the vulnerable low-income communities. Schools being shut has directly impacted children around the country who depended on the Mid-Day Meal they received every day. As a result of COVID-19, experts say that the number of children who enrol in school will reduce & the numbers joining the unskilled labour force will drastically increase.
I request all of you to support my campaign so that we can also contribute to their well-being in our own small little way.
Let's come together and do our bit to help save the next generation.
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ABOUT AKSHAYA PATRA
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is headquartered in Bengaluru. The organization strives to eliminate classroom hunger by implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in government schools and government-aided schools. Alongside, Akshaya Patra also aims at countering malnutrition and supporting the right to education of socio-economically disadvantaged children.
Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has been concerting all its efforts towards providing fresh and nutritious meals to children on every single school day. And are continuously leveraging technology to multiply our reach. The state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and have attracted curious visitors from around the world.
Today, Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food every school day to over 1.8 million children from 19,039 schools across 12 states & 2 Union territories of India.
Funding for this campaign is eligible for tax breaks as AKSHAYA PATRA is a registered NGO & you can avail of benefits under section 80G of IT act. Foreign funding is accepted too.
Will we get to know the details of who benefitted?
Yes. After the money has been collected it will be transferred by Fueladream to AKSHAYA PATRA. We will update you on the details of the beneficiaries as soon as possible. Once we get this information we shall upload a report on the UPDATES section of this campaign. You will then get an alert & can read details about the beneficiaries.
When do I get the receipts?
The receipts will start getting processed about 4 to 6 weeks AFTER the campaign is closed and will be sent to you directly.
How does crowdfunding work?
Crowdfunding in India is a relatively new concept & is growing very quickly.
It’s a concept that allows a large number of funders (like you) to fund an idea or a cause or event by giving small amounts of money online. Fueladream.com is a crowdfunding platform in India that allows for such pooling of funds. You can fund innovations & ideas on FuelADream and be the first to get these products or make them come true. You can also do a good turn by funding charities and causes through crowdfunding. When you fund a charity it’s more like a donation & you get small innovative rewards like a shout-out on an FB page or a thank you email from the beneficiaries.