Feed nutritious meals to a poor rural child by Isha Education

Feed nutritious meals to a poor rural child

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Every monthly donation helps more kids like Bairavi get midday meals

Bairavi's father is a daily wage labourer but due to ill-health can't work regularly. The house they live in has a leaky roof and unhygienic surroundings. Even one meal a day is a distant dream for them. Isha Vidya convinced the parents to admit her to the Isha school after promising scholarship.

Through a medical camp conducted in the school, Bairavi was diagnosed as under-nourished and anemic. After regular intake of the nutritious and tasty mid-day meal with proteins, she started to gain strength. By the second medical camp, her weight was normal and she is no longer anemic.

Unfortunately, a mid-day meal is the only good meal a poor child gets and this program helps a child with the basic right to a hot meal.

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About The Program

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Program Description

Isha Vidhya works for the economic and social empowerment of rural children in the villages across Tamil Nadu. The foundation is committed to raising the level of education in rural India. The schools offer a nurturing approach to education. They run 8 schools and cater to more than 3,488 students from nearby villages.

Many of these children come from families where parents are daily wagers, who earn very meager incomes. Due to 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; the health of the children and incentivizing the parent to send their child to school.

A nutritious meal should be every child's right. Donate to this program to give a child that basic right.

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About The NGO

Isha Education
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Isha Education

Isha Education was established at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu as a conglomerate of Isha Vidya, Isha Home School and Isha Insight. Isha Vidya was formed to provide high-quality school education to underprivileged rural children who cannot otherwise access or afford it.

With 9 schools and over 7000 students, the members of Isha Vidya actively support and promote education among female children in the villages as a result of which their schools have seen an increased enrolment of girl children. Isha Home School adopts an unconventional schooling method which strives to provide a nourishing space for learning devoid of pressures. Isha Insight is the brainchild of the Isha Leadership Academy which aims at providing the highest quality of leadership education in India and explores the science of scaling up one's business as well as one's own self.

All these initiatives have contributed to a wide range of social achievements from educated rural population to instilling the youth with leadership skills. These achievements accelerate the founder's vision of enhancing the boundaries of one's perception through education.

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founders
Founded in 1991
NGO Leadership

Vinod Hari

areas of operation
Area of Operation
Area of Operation

Primary Education | education

location of work
Location of Work
Location of Work

Tamil Nadu

Isha Education has

provided quality education to 38,000 underprivileged children

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Awards And Recognitions
Awards And Recognitions

2016: India Inclusion Award

2017: Best Hub Director

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Last Audited
Last Audited by GiveIndia

December 2018

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Program Updates

22 July, 2019

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Program Update

Noon meal subsidy to underprivileged rural children: Many of our 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 this student for a year, two issues are addressed– the health of the children and incentivising the parents to send their children to school. Without the noon meal contribution, the child cannot afford to have a nutritious meal even for one time a day, and we thank the donor for providing noon meal scholarship which enables the kid to continue the studies without any hindrance.

Story from the field

Priyadarshini is from a low-income family. Her father, Chandrasekar is Tailor, and his meager income is not sufficient to take care of his family expenses. He is struggling to manage the educational cost of the child. They approached the school for the noon meal subsidy, and after the house visits cum other formalities from the school, She was provided free noon meal. Now the girl is continuing the education and her parents are quite relieved. Comments by Class Teacher: I am the class teacher for Priyadarshini, and I know her from her 7th std onwards. Her involvement in studies, scientific experiments & extracurricular activities is quite adorable. She loves to do science experiments in the laboratory and also assist her friends in doing the experiments. Bright and cheerful, Priyadarshini is a curious child, inundating her teachers with questions, displaying heartening intelligence and the thirst to learn. She shows a lot of interest in the subjects Maths & Physics. She wants to become a doctor, hence taken the Biology group in XI and keep moving towards her goal. She is a good creative thinker and enthusiastic student, thus, naturally she is very interested in the art and craft classes. Priyadarshini was a throw ball player and part of the school team which won prizes in zonal level sports competition.

What is the expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19?3574
What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date3278
Village/City/State where project is locatedThe Following districts of Tamilnadu : Coimbatore, Erode, Salem, Villupuram, Nagercoil, Tuticorin, Dharmapuri, Cuddalore
Total Budget for the project for FY18-1911300000
Total Expenses for the project YTD10700000

23 May, 2019

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Many of our children studying in Isha Vidhya Matriculation School come from families where their 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 this student for a year, two issues are addressed– the health of the children and incentivizing the parents to send their children to school.

Story from the field

Indhuja is pursuing 5th std in the Isha Vidhya School in Coimbatore District. She stays with her parents at a remote village named Karamadai, in Thondamuthur block of Coimbatore. The zeal in Indhuja belies her background of stark economic deprivation. Her father Senthil Kumar, the sole bread-winner for the family, works as daily wage labor in a Gold Covering shop. His daily earning can barely support the family’s needs. He is struggling to manage the educational costs, and thus Noon Meal Subsidy came as a great relief to the family. By providing at least one tasty and nutritious meal to this student for a year, two issues are addressed– the health of the children and incentivizing the parents to send their children to school. Without the noon meal contribution, the child cannot afford to have a nutritious meal even for one time a day. Nothing dampen’s Indhuja’s enthusiasm for sports, nor grounds her lofty dreams. She loves several games, but was deprived of the opportunity to pursue any until she joined Isha Vidhya. Indhuja is a good athlete and loves to play Hockey. Bright and cheerful, Indhuja is a curious child, inundating her teachers with questions, displaying heartening intelligence and the thirst to learn.

What is the number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program, Year-To-Date204
Village/City/State where project is locatedTamilnadu
Total Budget for the project for FY18-1911285035
Total Expenses for the project YTD385356

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