Dr. A.P.J Abdul Kalam’s visit to Akshaya Patra Foundation

Dr. A. P. J Abdul Kalam , the Former President of India visited the Akshaya Patra foundation at Bangalore on June 7, 2003 to inaugurate the Kids for Kids scheme.

“When I entered the divine, beautiful temple, I turned to Swami Madhu Pandit Dasa and appreciated his power to spread the message and particularly giving food under the Akshaya Patra program”, said  Dr. A.P.J during his visit to the facility.

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Akshaya Patra Hyderabad School Kids

Akshaya Patra in Mangalore

Our mission is to reach out to 5 million children by 2020.

Close to 13.5 million underprivileged children in India are out of school and into child labour in order to earn a single meal in a day. (Source:www.worldbank.org.in)

The surest way to break out of the cycle of poverty is through education. Education can significantly improve the quality of life of a family for generations to come. When the basic needs of a child, such as food are not met, education often becomes the last priority.

We are helping underprivileged children by providing them with a healthy, balanced meal that they would otherwise have to work for. The meal is an incentive for them to continue their education. It helps reduce the dropout rate to an enormous extent and increases classroom attendance.