Prevention of malnutrition related disability, along with increasing the literacy rate is the major goal of this intervention. Samarthanam is providing 250,000 mid day meals for school students for more than 85 schools. The hunger of the students in schools is being relished by providing nutritious meals to children to help them to be more attentive in classrooms and improve their school attendance rate.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In India nearly 47% of children are malnourished, which is the root of all other problems arising in case of children. The problems which arise due to undernourishment are school dropouts; less attendance rate of students, low literacy levels, learning capacity of children is affected. The programme initiated by Samarthanam mainly focuses in helping the government school students to focus on their education.
How will this project solve this problem?
Samarthanam serves 250,000 mid-day meals each month to children in 54 government schools in Karnataka. With a fully equipped, state of the art kitchen and a fleet of vehicles, healthy food is transported 6 days a week to students through our Vidyaprasad project which is subsidized by the Government of Karnataka. This strategy implemented shall help the students to focus better on their studies and maintains the child's health.
Potential Long Term Impact
The problem of malnutrition shall be solved by providing mid day meals to 54 government school students 6 days a week. The long term impact of this project shall be: gradual increase in attendance rate, reduced school dropouts, better performance in studies, continue their education with ease and better access towards nutritious food.
This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.