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.
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.
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.