Bangalore, India (PressExposure) December 02, 2008 -- The AkshayaPatra Foundation (TAPF) was founded in 2000, to address the dual challenges of hunger and education in India. The organization provided nutrition-rich midday meals to extremely underprivileged children in India with the aim of increasing school enrollment, reducing drop-out rates, and improving academic performance.
Akshaya Patra realized that children of all ages were in need of nutritious meals. They thus began to serve infants, as well as expectant and nursing mothers, in centers near the schools which participated in the program. In Bangalore, Akshaya Patra served over 3,000 expectant and nursing mothers in partnership with the city municipal corporation. Similarly, in Jaipur, Akshaya Patra served 64 pre-school centers, providing unlimited meals to approximately 100 people in each location.
Akshaya Patra began feeding 1,500 students in five schools in Bangalore. It was one of the first organizations in the region to provide freshly cooked, hot and nutritious, balanced meals, and within six months of starting the program, it had requests from 3,000 schools. Akshaya Patra soon scaled up services to feed 30,000 children. When the Foundationâs growth caught the attention of local government officials, the organization began receiving government financial support. By April 2003, it was feeding 43,000 children in Bangalore daily.
AkshayaPatra is funded through a combination of government subsidies and private donations. Donation is the fastest and easiest way in which you could help these underprivileged children to live their childhood with smiles on their faces.
AkshayaPatra thanks many generous people like you who have put their thoughts into action by helping these underprivileged children.
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Feeding a hungry child is not charity, it's our social responsibility. So, let us donate http://www.akshayapatra.org and accomplish our social responsibility of feeding underprivileged children.
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