A meal that helped Suhani go back to school
Suhani studies in the Dnyan Sadhana School. She lives in a nearby slum. Her parents work in unstable jobs with no regular income.
She did not get nutritious meals at home. Even though she was bright in studies, she wasn't regular in school. As there was not enough food at home, she was very weak, malnourished and suffered from lack of nutrition.
This affected her health. She wasn't regular in School. Her attendance in class was just 50%. Studying hungry was impossible.
Suhani's life changed when Dharma Bharathi Mission started their midday meal program in the Dnyan Sadhana School.
She got a warm and nutritious meal at school for free every day. This gave him something to look forward to as well as the nutrition he needed to survive. The food is served hot. They try to serve different items each day on the menu to make it interesting for the children. The children are also served a sweet in the meal once a week.
The midday meal program was started to provide nutrition to the kids so that she and other kids like her have at least one nutritious meal a day.
Suhani's attendance in the school has now increased. Her grasping power improved and there is considerable improvement in her attention span as well.
You can also help poor students like Suhani get access to one nutritious meal every school day. No child should stay hungry, and you can help by providing them with a meal. You can give with confidence because every program listed is GIVEASSURED.
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About The Program
What the beneficiary gets
Navasrushti runs a program to provide mid-day meals to children in schools not supported by the government.
Donations to this program will contribute to a fund which will cover the cost of mid-day meals for the children and administrative expenses of the program.
In the impoverished areas where there are no government-aided schools, children tend to drop out because of hunger. They then end up as child laborers involved in jobs like domestic help, washing taxis, etc to help their families with additional income.
This program works with schools which provide education to children from very low-income groups. The children come from families who have been generationally living in slums. They have below poverty line income. Their parents are uneducated. They generally hold jobs like auto drivers, daily wage laborers, zari workers, rag pickers, housemaids, sweepers, car cleaners, etc. Most of them don't have stable jobs or any other support.
The children are very prone to dropping out of school. The midday meal is the most significant incentive to retain the children in school, and it also encourages them to continue their education. It prevents dropouts.
Needy students are identified by the Dharma Bharathi Mission staff and the school principal and enrolled in the program. The resources are obtained by the donations received. Approved vendors provide the cooked meals.
The list of children is prepared at the start of the year. With a proper meal every day, the attention and concentration of the children increases. It also helps in preventing malnutrition and anemia.
The impact of the nutrition for the children are is tracked by taking into account the height, weight, and Body Mass Index (BMI) both at the beginning and the end of the school year.
When you donate to this program, you help poor children get access to one nutritious meal every school day and prevent dropping out from school.
About The NGO
Navasrushti International Trust (Dharma Bharathi Mission)
5 August, 2020
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Giving Wings to Intelligent
Navasrushti International Trust follows the 3E (Education, Employment & Empowerment) approach to tackle hunger & poverty. Under the education vertical we have a host of programmes to promote the education of needy and underprivileged communities. One of them is the Scholarship Project under which help is given to these slum children especially girls. There is a huge dropout amongst the underprivileged youth after 10th grade. Till 10th they study in vernacular schools which are situated in the slums itself. Then as the time comes to join junior college / college, most of them drop out for a variety of reasons, chief amongst them being, lack of funds. So every year we select some bright students from the slums after 10th and 12th who are keen on pursuing higher education but cannot afford and offer them a scholarship which covers their college fees, and even the cost of books and in some cases even the travel cost so that the family is not burdened by their education. We ensure that the children are provided with nutritous meals so as to enable them to focus and give their hundred percent to the studies and other activities. We believe good health is important for the overall growth and development of children.