Sponsor a whole year of nutritious lunch for a poor child, INR 2750

Isha Vidhya works for the economic and social empowerment of rural children in the villages across Tamil Nadu., Through this effort, the foundation is committed to raising the level of education and literacy in rural India and to helping disadvantaged children realize their full potential. Through its Isha Vidhya schools, it offers a nurturing approach to education in villages. The organisation has been an active supporter of promoting education among female children in the villages and all their schools have seen an increased enrollment of girl children. They currently runs 8 schools and this has had a great impact in the lives of villages in the surrounding locality. The schools presently cater to more than 3,488 students from nearby villages, with approximately 60% (2050) of students on free education (and supported through donations). This has created the possibility for rural children to pursue higher education or find gainful employment and thus build a strong foundation for their future and alleviate themselves out of poverty. Isha Vidhya functions on a grass-roots level, relying on community involvement and the support of innumerable volunteers and donors. This donation will be used to feed children at these schools. Many of these children come from families where both parents are daily wagers, who need to leave for work early. Usually, they cook just once a day and this is the dinner, a portion of which is kept aside for the children as breakfast and lunch as well. In the absence of any vegetables, fruit or proteins, the nutritional content of their food is very poor. This severely impedes the physical and mental growth of the children. By providing at least one tasty and nutritious meal to these kids, two issues are addressed- health of the children and incentivizing the parent to send their child to school.

Donation Option Break-up cost in INR
Food Material 2150.00
Salaries to kitchen staff 500.00
Transportation charges 100.00
Unit Price 2750
Total 2750
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Noon meals in Isha Vidhya matriculation schools.
Bairavi's father is working as a daily wage labourer. But he doesn't get work on regular basis due to his health problems. He has 2 daughter and one son. The house they live is in a very bad condition with a leaky roof and unhygienic surroundings. Even giving one meal per day is distant dream for them. We convinced the parents to admit their kids in our school after promising scholarship for all their three kids. When a medical camp was conducted in the school first year in Feb 2010, the doctor diagnosed Bairavi as under-nourished and anemic..
Next year, in June 2010, we started the noon meal scheme and we gave the free food for them. Nutritious noon meal with proteins, vegetables and salt fortified with 11 micronutrients, were introduced at highly subsidised rates (25% of cost). The meals are unlimited and menu is changed every day, with no repetition for 2 weeks. The meal is thus nutritious as well as tasty.
This year we conducted the medical camp again and the doctors said the girl’s weight is normal and she is no longer anemic. Her parents feel very happy and thanked the school for helping them

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