'LET NO CHILD GO TO SCHOOL HUNGRY, EVER!'
NOURISHING THE NATION
The simplest way to secure a healthy future of the nation is to invest in our children now. But sadly, child malnutrition is a haunting reality for us. At Annapoorna, we work towards alleviating hunger and undernourishment in rural and underprivileged school-going children by providing them with a nutritious breakfast.
Providing breakfast may be a simple concept but it has a far-reaching impact. We have been a fortunate witness to the transformative power of the indispensable breakfast. Higher attendance, lower dropout rates, improved health parameters, marked increase in academic performance and attentiveness - and the list goes on. But the most gratifying impact of the breakfast programme has been the transformation it has kindled in these children.
While our work spans across nutrition, health, water and sanitation, the unifying focus remains the child's well-being. Setting a child on a holistic path with good daily nutrition, and the ability to attend and succeed in school is our collective social responsibility, and one, which will go a long way in nation building.
It is our dream to build a nation, where no child goes to school hungry, EVER!
We're here until then.
Chairperson, Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust