10 reasons to support #HungryForSchool


Here’s a question that has boggled the minds of many intellectuals. How does one make sure that every child goes to school? Imposing a ban on child labour hasn’t put an end to illiteracy. Even today, children are driven to work for their livelihood.

This led us to devise a programme that addresses the root of the problem, thereby giving every child access to school. We need as many helping hands as possible to make this work. And that’s why we’ve put together this list of ’10 reasons to support #HungryForSchool’.

1. Give them their daily meal
Hunger is the main reason children drop out of schools. By helping us provide them with mid-day meals every day, you are giving them a chance to stay in school.

2. Educate them
This is the idea at the heart of our programme – to help them to study. Food gives them the incentive they need to attend school.

3. Support their dreams
No child dreams of living in poverty. Education gives them hope for a better future. #HungryForSchool can be their stepping stone to success.

5. Ease the burden on parents
Parents aren’t opposed to sending their children to school, they simply can’t afford it. By providing a mid-day meal, we ease the parent’s burden of having an extra mouth to feed, and make them more agreeable to the idea of education.

6. Give the girl child a chance
Often, parents prefer educating their sons, but not their daughters. Many parents do not realise that Akshaya Patra feeds every child that enrols in a beneficiary school, irrespective of gender, caste or religion.

7. Prevent child malnutrition
The quality of food one eats makes a big difference to the quality of life. Akshaya Patra provides nutritious, balanced meals to give children the energy they need.

8. Increase enrolment rate in schools
Since the implementation of Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal program there has been a 28 per cent increase in enrolments. Let’s push this positive change further.

9. Help children discover their potential
At Akshaya Patra, we believe that every child is inherently talented. By bringing them to school, we let them explore their potential, gauge their capabilities and discover what they love doing.

10. Make them better citizens
A child desperate for food can take the wrong path in life. It is our intention to prevent this at all costs. School, and the mid-day meal they receive there, gives them an escape to a better future.

Join us as we help more children who are #HungryForSchool. Click here to see how you can make a difference.

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