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Akshaya Patra Foundation

Akshaya Patra Foundation runs India’s largest not-for-profit mid-day meal scheme, which provides nutritious meals to 1.5 million children across 11,000 schools in 10 states. Its mission is to ensure that school-going children have access to wholesome meals so that they can concentrate better, which will motivate them to learn and to go to school.

Deutsche Bank has supported Akshaya Patra as part of its Born to Be programme since 2014, helping fund meals for more than 62,000 children in government schools. The bank also funded the renovation of an additional kitchen in to support Akshaya Patra’s programme in Ajmer. In Mangalore, the bank sponsored the purchase of meal delivery vans, as well as the installation of a water treatment plant.

Hunger, malnutrition, ill health, gender bias are barriers faced by marginalised children in attaining an education. Akshaya Patra’s mid-day meal programme addresses these issues and has successfully increased the attendance and enrollment in many government schools.



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Last Update: May 18, 2017
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