Education is a crucial part of a child’s growth and eventually the growth of the society because children are the future of the society. In India, 80 percent of all recognised schools at the elementary stage are government run or supported, thus, making it the largest provider of primary education in the country. That means primary schools run by the government have a major say in the education of children in India.
Every child has the right to education and the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education Act 2009 mandates education for children for 6 to 14 years of age or up to Std VIII. But the question is how to motivate children to come to school? This is crucial because a majority of children in the rural and sub-urban areas come to Government-run primary schools.
For this, a nationwide campaign Feed The Future Now has been launched which ensures that children attend school regularly. The campaign facilitates serving of wholesome lunch to school children. Donating for this cause today would mean that you are donating for a child education as this campaign is aimed at bringing children back to school.
The idea behind the campaign is to eradicate a major reason for drop-outs – classroom hunger. Children coming to Government-run primary schools are often deprived of a full-stomach meal. These children find it difficult to study with empty stomachs and hence often drop out and take up a job to earn their meal. Another reason is that they have to take care of their younger siblings back home as their parents go out to for work. That’s when The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO, began serving wholesome lunch to school children in the year 2000 and launched a nation-wide campaign in 2017 to involve more people in the cause.
You can feed the children today because they are the future. Through this cause, you are actually donating for a child’s education. Donate today.