Be a fundraiser for The Akshaya Patra Foundation

Alone, you may not be able to support 100 children but with a group of like-minded people backing your thought, it is possible to provide all the necessary help for the 100 children; and may be more. THAT’S THE POWER OF FUNDRAISING!

Charities across the globe encourage supporters to conduct fundraising events, solely because of the impact it can create for a cause. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-governmental organisation supporting education of children in India by providing them with nutritious school meals every day. Akshaya Patra is one of the pioneer NGOs in the mid-day meal sector. In partnership with Ministry of Human Resource, Government of India and various State Governments, the Foundation has been providing wholesome school meals to school children since 2000. Presently, it feeds more than 17.6-lakh children across 12 states on India.

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Aside from the core Mid-Day Meal Programme, this charity works to provide holistic development of its beneficiaries through its child-centric initiatives.

Anganwadi Feeding Programme With this initiative, Akshaya Patra focusses on nourishing children in the age group of 3 to 6 years, pregnant women, and lactating mothers by providing nutrition-rich meals in Anganwadi centres.
Giving Every Dream a Chance This initiative focusses on honing talents of beneficiaries by providing them mentorship in various fields such as sports, culinary, art and music, theatre, science, etc.
Scholarship Programme This programme supports higher studies of meritorious beneficiaries by providing them scholarships. This enables children to complete necessary education to achieve their aspirations.
Model Schools With the aim to provide better schooling experience, this initiative focusses on revamping school infrastructure and available amenities.
Disaster Relief Programme At times of need, Akshaya Patra steps up to provide relief to affected people of natural disasters. So far, Akshaya Patra has promptly responded to Gujarat Cyclone, Odisha Cyclone, Kerala Flood, Kodagu Flood, Gorakhpur Flood, Chennai Flood, Gujarat Flood, and Nepal Earthquake.

 

Alike any other NGO, Akshaya Patra too welcomes fundraising ideas and campaigns in support of its core cause and subsidiary programmes. When you fundraise for this non-governmental organisation, you directly impact lives of children who hail from challenging socio-economic backgrounds. Your support will provide daily nutritious meals to school-going children, ensure their regular schooling, provide a platform to nurture their talents, and support shape the into confident and resourceful citizens. It will give them the hope that a better life is ahead of them. Click here to view all active fundraising campaigns.

Leverage the power of your social network to benefit children of India! FUNDRAISE NOW!

Opportunities for Disabled Children in India

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According to Census 2011, over 26 million people are victims of disability in India. Of them, over 2 million are children and 71% of these children are from rural areas. If you look at disability around the globe, about 1 billion people (15% of the world’s population) are suffering from one or the other kind of disability.

These numbers are likely to grow simply because disability cannot be put to a stop. There are various branches of disabilities that root to multiple reasons. In such a scenario, it becomes important for every nation to deliver the right opportunities for the disabled section. A few years ago, United Nations produced a report on out-of-school children that said ‘34% of disabled children are out of school.’ Reason: lack of services made available for them.

Understanding Disability 

Disability, by no means, underestimates a person’s participation in a particular field. It is a condition that affects the person’s functionality. However, this can be solved by reworking on the environment. The gap between non-disabled people and the disabled must be bridged with support and care. For example, ensuring schools are fitted with wheel chairs and platforms for disabled are an advantage. There are many more aspects too such as – sign interpreters, audio aids, healthcare facilities, etc. Additionally, creating a framework to ensure the disabled are treated with equality helps us build a better nation.

The basic understanding of disability has changed over the years and there are less reports of discrimination; thanks to all the movements and opportunities through which people with disability could voice their opinions and demand for rights. International Day of People with Disability is marked on December 3rd to raise awareness and to create opportunities for disabled. Akshaya Patra, an NGO in India, feeds millions of children on every school day and many children we cater to are disabled (only the degree differs).

Akshaya Patra’s Role for the Disabled

Many children in government schools in India live with a disability. Akshaya Patra, an NGO that feeds underserved children with mid-day meals seeks to ensure children get equal opportunities so that they flourish with education. You can read the stories of Akshaya Patra beneficiaries (who are disabled) here.

The Foundation promises to build a sustainable programme to encourage children to attend school. One meal a day is not just to curb the hunger but to also ensure they receive their daily dose of nutrition. Mid-day meal benefits over 1.6 million children with freshly-cooked meals and this can be continued only with your support. On World Disabled Day, choose to make a donation in honor of someone. Let us ensure that 34% of disabled children who are out of school are inside the classroom.