Friday, February 14, 2014

A School of Hope

A current article from UNICEF says that India is now a Polio-Free nation, which is a proud conquest. A few years ago, there was a Hope that someday we shall witness one such morning. And because of the optimistic attempts that followed, today, we have achieved it. Awareness played a major role to reach this milestone. Had it not been put on big banners, hoardings and celebrities appearing in Television and Radio ads to promote the Polio Camps, it would have been really difficult to reach out to the remotest of the rural areas and tell them how important those two drops are.

But, there are many more milestones to be achieved before we rest. Do we not want to see poverty vanished from our country?

And, once again, joining hands together and not letting down the high hopes in our minds, we can make that happen as well.

One valuable weapon to fight poverty is Education. Education is as important as those two drops of Polio are to a child. It is only because of the lack of education that one illiterate man doesn’t send his children to school, because he finds it to be the reason behind his children’s illness. Those children will remain uneducated. Those children will never have a better life; they will never know how far their hands can reach; they will accept their depravity; they will remain in the bubble of delusion and they will never know that the school was never the actual reason behind their illness.

Even after years of Independence, many rural areas are still in need of a proper school building. Unless, the children, who are the future of our country, are educated, how can we dream of a brighter tomorrow?
Many children are not allowed to enter the school just because of the lower and higher class differences. How is that justified? Everyone has the right to be educated. And even if the government is failing to provide us with the minimum necessary needs, let us not waste time in blaming them or waiting for them to move a stone.

Instead, let us join hands to help some of the visionaries who have already taken the first step in doing so.  I am supporting Mr. Suresh, who is an educator and runs a school named Jnana jyothi Public School, located in a village called Devanhalli Taluka, Karnataka, with 250 children and 10 teachers. He has asked an organization called Milaap to extend a loan for the repair work and renovation of the school as they are short of some funds.

So, if you want to be a part of this Hope Project, you can click on this link to know more about this project and lend some help to them.

This is a small step we can all take to help a few children get proper education. And one of them might discover the cure to one of the lethal diseases or invent the next big thing or be another great visionary.
Trust me, doing this will give you real happiness. 

Thank You
Milaap and IndiBlogger
for this good cause. 


Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Food for Education

The Akshaya Patra Foundation believes that no child should be denied an education because of hunger. It is because of this belief that the Bangalore children's charity started providing mid-day meals to government school children across the country. This child NGO Bangalore currently feeds over 1.3 million children across India ev
ery day, and is on the mission to feed 5 million by 2020. But like other charity organizations in Bangalore, Akshaya Patra relies on the help of donors to achieve its goal.

The Bangalore children's charity is present in 20 locations across 9 states in India, covering 10,050 government schools in total. This child NGO Bangalore, has six kitchens in Karnataka, two of which are in Bangalore. The kitchen at H.K Hill was the first kitchen to be opened by Akshaya Patra in 2000, while the Vasanthapura kitchen was opened in 2007. This Bangalore children's charity feeds a total of 460,046 children in Karnataka.

In a recently concluded survey on the state-wise mid-day meals ranking, this child NGO Bangalore was proud to find that Karnataka was the highest amongst the states with an implementation rate of 77.79 per cent. In coordination with other charity organizations in Bangalore and the state, this Bangalore children's charity has contributed significantly towards helping Karnataka achieve this standing through its six kitchens across the state.

The good work that this child NGO Bangalore achieves is noteworthy. The Bangalore children's charity reaches out to 2,627 government schools in Karnataka and is one of the charity organizations in Bangalore to hold itself up to high standards of quality in both produce and processes. Therefore, all six of the kitchens run by this child NGO Bangalore are centralised kitchen units, while four of the six are ISO22000:2005 certified.

The Vasanthapura kitchen of this Bangalore children's charity has been a hub of innovation with the launch of a food lab on its premises. Here the raw material analysis of pulses, spices, vegetable oils, ghee and flour are undertaken to check against adulteration and colouring agents. Akshaya Patra is one of the charity organizations of Bangalore to strive towards innovation, improvement and expertise at all times.

Safety is at the top of minds of this Bangalore children's charity. At every step of the operations process, across all the kitchens, this child NGO Bangalore ensures that only clean, hygienic processes are in play. From the procurement of the raw material to the cooking, storing and delivering of the food this Bangalore children's charity strives only for the best.

Akshaya Patra even excelled above other charity organizations of Bangalore when it was awarded the CII National Award for Food Safety by the The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII-Jubilant Bhartia Food & Agriculture Centre of Excellence).
This Bangalore childrens charity still continues its relentless efforts to provide ‘Food for Education’ and you can help.

Donate to help this worthy cause, or spare your time and volunteer with this child NGO Bangalore, and you can help brighten these young lives.

(Sharing on behalf of the Akshay Patra Foundation)

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