A 16 member group from Web Mission 2013 recently visited Akshaya Patra’s kitchen in Bangalore. The group also interacted with the Akshaya Patra representatives. They highly appreciated the entire programme. Here is a brief of the visit from their perspective.
“Want to take your business to the next level? We suggest you start by learning the tactics used by humble school-lunch kitchen, Akshaya Patra. This social enterprise has scaled from providing lunch for three schools in Bangalore to now serving 1.3 million children every day throughout India.
Akshaya Patra is a foundation that’s become a case study for those studying business at Harvard University. The idea is that if schools provide children with meals, then parents will send their children to school, instead of making them work in the fields, streets or family businesses to earn enough money to pay for their own meal. Since launching in 2000, Akshaya Patra has helped to increase student enrolment by 28% and give more people the chance to take a whole family out of poverty by using the education to get a job, or even start one for their own business.
Click here watch the video that will provide an insight in how these kitchens are run and what’s allowed them to grow at a super-fast rate.
After spending the morning in one of Akshaya Patra’s Bangalore kitchens, we visited a TechCrunch, India event and met tons of infectiously enthusiastic entrepreneurs bursting with new business ideas.”