Save school lunches from closure
Focus: Children and Youth , Education
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Help Shiksha ensure healthy meals for 180 children.
The benefits of providing a hot school lunch to children who come from poor migrant families cannot be overstated. Without it, their parents may choose to withdraw them from attending school completely. The nutritious meals also tackle malnutrition and anaemia, improve enrolment and attendance, reduce the number of drop-outs and ensure that empty stomachs are not responsible for poor learning and health outcomes.WHY WAZIRABAD EDUCATION CENTRE
Most of the children at the centre come from migrant families struggling to sustain themselves. For them, every extra mouth to feed also needs an extra hand to work to increase the family income - and often their children end up filling that role. Shiksha address this by providing food, along with free education. But this year a supporter has had to suddenly stop funding the midday meals, putting the essential feeding programme in jeopardy.
The nutritious and healthy mid-day meal increases the child’s concentration in class and helps them perform better.
It is really an impressive effort. All those who are part of this initiative should be proud of what they are achieving.
The funds raised will help in ensuring 180 children at the Gurgaon education centre get healthy mid-day meals until next March. The donations will be used to purchase rice, dal, vegetables and fruits and pay for the cost of preparation to provide hot lunches six days a week. So to feed one child for a month (or 25 days) it costs just ₹225.