Save a child from hunger

Save a child from hunger


Every monthly donation helps more kids like Prachi get midday meals

PYDS meal program works with the belief that no child can learn on a hungry stomach. Prachi, 7-year-old girl lives in a single room house with her family of seven. Her mother Maya, a single parent is a quilter earns a very meager income. Maya and her father are the only earners in the family and cannot even afford two proper meals a day.

When Prachi joined the PYDS Program, she was malnutritioned, and couldn't concentrate on her studies. In time with a balanced diet and medical attention, her health improved. She now takes interest in her learning and is full of life.

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The children that attend the PYDS programme attend each day for 10 hours and come from disadvantaged backgrounds and many times suffer from malnutrition. In addition to providing education, the program also provides meals in an effort to bring each child's BMI back to normal.

Adequate quantities of each meal are provided to each student in an effort to ensure that no child becomes a victim of malnutrition. The PYDS meal programme is implemented in-house and individuals from the community are employed to help in cooking. Student intake is supervised to ensure no food is wasted. Results have shown that the PYDS programme has increased their sense of well-being and each person's ability to play and participate in activities at school.

Close to 250 students are served nutritious meals every day. When you support this program, you provide a child the basic right to food that he deserves.

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About The NGO

Purkal Youth Development Society
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Purkal Youth Development Society

The creation of Purkal Youth Development Society dates back when Mr. Swamy noticed gaping lacunae that existed in the rural community in terms of youth employability. The youth in that area lacked opportunities, motivation, and determination to move forward. From here germinated the sapling of PYDS.

This Society targets to empower the rural community by helping them by educating them, providing health services, establishing skill development projects giving employment and preserving the beautiful Himalayan environment, local cultural traditions and the sense of community.They also encourage women empowerment, working with local women and youth since 2000.PYDS help them through income generation, various and community development and additionally provide career counseling to the children from their early stage.

For their work they were awarded the TVAM Karmaveer Chakra Award by the iCONGO Proactive Citizenship; the National Gold Karmaveer Chakra by the iCONGO Proactive Citizenship; and the INST Radhakrishnan Award for Education for his by the Institute of Nano Science and Technology, Mohali Outstanding contributions in the field of education.

In their journey of 18 years, 150 Students have passed out from Society. 75 are pursuing higher education while 69 students are serving in varied fields.

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Founded in 1991
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G K Swamy

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Mid-day Meals | education

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Awards And Recognitions

2017: Best Social Worker

2017: Bhumi Jal Samvardhan Award

2015: Best In Promoting Policy Advocacy

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December 2018

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Program Updates

Program Updates

30 October, 2018

Purkal Youth Development Society's Update


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Program Update

A new academic session started in early April and we took in more beneficiaries under our care. Over the year, we are operational for 270 days during which all children enjoy 3 meals a day inclusive of breakfast, a balanced start to the day comprising of sewai, poha, dalia, halwa, kheer, etc. Lunch includes leafy green vegetables, legumes and cereals served with rotis (Indian bread) and rice. A mix of diced cucumber, carrot, beetroot and raddish are served as salad with lunch. All children are also fed fruits rich in vitamins and natural sugars.

Over the years we have seen the impact that dietary nourishment makes to a child's development. Coming from homes where resources are weak, most children suffer from nutritional deficiencies when they come under our care. Along with vaccinations and preventive treatment over the course of their first year with us, we also ensure children learn good eating habits. With this we have observed that after a year with us, children's BMIs, blood quality and overall physical and mental stamina improve.

Story from the field

Sneha's father migrated to Dehradun over 25 years ago from Rasoolpur in Uttar Pradesh. Uneducated, he works as an amateur electrician with fluctuating income. The family lives in quarters provided by the house-owner where Sneha's mother performs household chores.

Arpita stays with her family in Purkal Village close to the school campus. Her father, having studied only till class 12th (high school), has worked a variety of assistant jobs to make ends meet. Arpita's mother contributes to the family's income with her wages earned at Stree Shakti, a sister Society that empowers women through skill and entrepreneurial training.

Both girls came to us over 8 years ago, shy and weak. Today we can see the benefits that the nutrition programme has had on them. Sneha speaks confidently and with great expression. She is a great actor and loves to mimic or tease her fellow classmates. Arpita is a gifted and energetic girl. Her dance teacher says that she is one of the best dancers in class, often adding her own style to the steps.

Now in class 7th, these two best friends are promising students of the School, always eager to help others. Their favourite meal is rajma chawal (red beans in Indian curry + rice).

Expected total number of beneficiaries in this program for FY18-19515
Number of beneficiaries/ benefits provided in this program this year609

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