Let’s begin this post with a practical question.
If I handed you 750 rupees what all can you buy with it?
A pair of shoes?
Grocery for a week?
Meal at a restaurant?
The list is endless. But to be honest, in today’s times 750 rupees can hardly buy much if at all anything noteworthy.
However, the same 750 rupees can change the future of a child, if donated wisely.
I was amazed to learn, how the amount we so casually spend in an evening can actually turn around a young child’s life. Yes, a child can be fed mid-day meals in school for one whole year in this amount, encouraging him to continue his education.
What exactly is classroom hunger?
Every day millions of children in our country are forced to choose between hunger and education. Without access to even one square meal a day they have to work to help support their family, at the cost of their future success. At this point an NGO, the Akshaya Patra comes into picture. This not-for-profit organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims to fight not only hunger but also to bring children to school.
It’s a small step to help the children, the future of our nation be educated. It is a humble effort to feed the children and fight child labor indirectly cause hunger forces these kids to take up meager jobs to earn their daily bread. The mid-day meals often lure the children and also their families to let them continue going to school cause they are fed there. These meals are feeding our nation’s future and by writing this blog-post I am donating a year of mid-day meals for a child as a part of the Blogadda ‘blog to feed a child’ initiative.
One good deed earned by the power of my words. My fight against hunger and support to feed-a-child doesn’t end with this blog post. While I have been contributing to the many initiatives to support NGO’s helping fight malnutrition & hunger as a freelancer, my child’s school too has been supporting this cause.
Every month, every child in Pari’s school is requested to donate a kilogram of food grains (pulses, rice, etc.) which are then collected and sent over to a not-for-profit organisation helping provide mid-day meals to schools. I believe, every tiny contribution matters and I feel immense joy to see how these small donations are keeping so many children happily fed and studying.
I feel privileged to have participated in this initiative where my words have the power to improve a child’s future.
If you are a member of Blogadda, please do write blog post (s) to help feed needy children in schools.