A free mid-day meal program in government schools to promote literacy among underprivileged children
<ul><li>Educated middle class  </li></ul><ul><li>Strong agriculture sector  </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse industrial base </li...
India has the second largest education system in the world with 108 million children attending primary school
Even then, 72 million children in India between 5 & 14 years do not have access to basic education. Poverty forces them in...
63 per cent of them go to bed hungry & 53 per cent suffer from chronic malnutrition
One in three of the world's malnourished children lives in India.  “ Childhood Under Threat,’’ UNICEF Report 2005
No food,  No education  --  a sheer waste of human potential
a free  mid-day meal  program to get children out of  work and into  schools  Akshaya Patra
The Sanskrit term  Akshaya Patra, which  means the inexhaustible container, has its origins  in India’s famous epic Mahabh...
Akshaya Patra’s  vision No child in India shall be deprived of education because  of hunger
“ Research studies  prove that mid-day meals is the most powerful incentive  to attract children  to schools”  Prof Jean D...
Was set up in June 2000 in Bangalore,  as a charitable Trust to offer nutritious food to deprived children in government s...
started with1,500 children in Bangalore and now serves  438,997   children in ten locations in India
0 5,000 Currently Serving in…  140,000 15,000 25,000 35,000 45,000 55,000 65,000 75,000 85,000 95,000 105,000 115,000 125,...
Akshaya Patra pioneered the use of technology for cooking food to minimize cost, time and labor
Based on local preferences, in Southern India we serve: Rice, Lentils with Vegetables & Yoghurt  Rice Lentils Yoghurt
And in Northern India,  it is chapattis, dal or curry with vegetables, and sometimes dessert
The three-item menu for thousands  of children is prepared in just  five hours, everyday
Akshaya Patra uses a centralized,  automated  kitchen infrastructure to  ensure hygiene and efficiency
Typical kitchen infrastructure to cook  food for about 125,000 children
Vegetables are sorted, graded, washed  and cut the previous evening
<ul><li>10 tons of rice </li></ul><ul><li>4 tons of lentils </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 tons of vegetables  </li></ul><ul><li>3....
A large cauldron like this cooks rice for 1000 students in about 15 minutes. Rice is transferred to a trolley by tilting t...
The rice is then emptied into a vibrating trough & from there into the containers
Lentils with vegetables for 6,000 students is cooked in just 2 hours & then collected into containers through stainless st...
Correct measurements of ingredients and proper planning ensure consistent taste and quality
To make chappatis, we use machines like this which can prepare 10,000 chappatis per hour
Cooked food is packed into containers & moved on a conveyor belt to the loading area
Custom built vehicles transport food to distant schools – each vehicle can carry  food for 5,000 children
In Baran district, Rajasthan, Akshaya Patra’s approach is community-specific
Decentralized kitchens have been set up with Women’s Self Help Groups
Nursing and pregnant mothers are also given wholesome food to prevent malnutrition at birth
<ul><li>Merit scholarships for  talented students </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training programs </li></ul><ul><li>Special co...
Board of Trustees Madhu Pandit Dasa Chairman Chanchalapathi Dasa Vice Chairman C C Das Program Director T.V. Mohandas Pai ...
Sudha Murty Chairperson, Infosys Foundation B Swarup Member, Settlement Commission New Delhi Dr Devi Shetty Cardiologist, ...
Akshaya Patra is secular and child inclusive and is provided only in Government schools
To ensure transparency, this program is audited by
Cost-effective program spends only Rs 6 or 13 US cents per wholesome meal per child
<ul><li>Various studies have proved that  the  program is effective in </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offering access to educat...
<ul><li>School Enrolment  </li></ul><ul><li>School Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Drop Out Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom ...
<ul><li>Enrolment  improved by 23% in Class I during first year of program implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Average enrol...
<ul><li>Enrolment  improved by 16.6% in Class I during first year of program implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment i...
<ul><li>Impact on enrolment was not visible because the program was at its nascent stage. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 18% stu...
<ul><li>Average enrolment has improved marginally in comparison to three  years prior to Akshaya Patra mid-day meal progra...
<ul><li>Enrolment improved by 12.3% in Class I during first year of program implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment al...
<ul><li>Siemens </li></ul><ul><li>Philips </li></ul><ul><li>ABB Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Infosys Foundation </li></ul><ul><l...
Re.1.31 for students in class 1 to 7 Government of Karnataka Re.1 for students in class  1 to 5 Government of Uttarpradesh...
Institutional Partners Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Pratiksha Foundation Sarojini Damodaran Trust Indian Institute of Manag...
To feed 1 Million underprivileged students everyday by 2010 Projection for the program
<ul><ul><li>Help purchase kitchen equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help build the kitchen facility </li></ul></ul><ul>...
100% tax deduction for donations <ul><li>Under section 35AC/80GGA (bb) of Income Tax Act in India </li></ul><ul><li>Under ...
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  1. 1. A free mid-day meal program in government schools to promote literacy among underprivileged children
  2. 2. <ul><li>Educated middle class </li></ul><ul><li>Strong agriculture sector </li></ul><ul><li>Diverse industrial base </li></ul><ul><li>Robust services sector </li></ul><ul><li>Improved infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Mature capital market </li></ul>Key player in the global knowledge economy with : Key player in the global knowledge economy with : India
  3. 3. India has the second largest education system in the world with 108 million children attending primary school
  4. 4. Even then, 72 million children in India between 5 & 14 years do not have access to basic education. Poverty forces them into child labor.
  5. 5. 63 per cent of them go to bed hungry & 53 per cent suffer from chronic malnutrition
  6. 6. One in three of the world's malnourished children lives in India. “ Childhood Under Threat,’’ UNICEF Report 2005
  7. 7. No food, No education -- a sheer waste of human potential
  8. 8. a free mid-day meal program to get children out of work and into schools Akshaya Patra
  9. 9. The Sanskrit term Akshaya Patra, which means the inexhaustible container, has its origins in India’s famous epic Mahabharata
  10. 10. Akshaya Patra’s vision No child in India shall be deprived of education because of hunger
  11. 11. “ Research studies prove that mid-day meals is the most powerful incentive to attract children to schools” Prof Jean Dreze Professor of Development Economics, Delhi School of Economics
  12. 12. Was set up in June 2000 in Bangalore, as a charitable Trust to offer nutritious food to deprived children in government schools
  13. 13. started with1,500 children in Bangalore and now serves 438,997 children in ten locations in India
  14. 14. 0 5,000 Currently Serving in… 140,000 15,000 25,000 35,000 45,000 55,000 65,000 75,000 85,000 95,000 105,000 115,000 125,000 135,000 15,000 132,297 60,200 48,900 9,500 4,100 Bangalore Hubli- Dharwad Jaipur Vrindavan Baran Nathdwara Mangalore Mysore <ul><li>Karnataka </li></ul><ul><li>Rajasthan </li></ul><ul><li>Uttar Pradesh </li></ul><ul><li>Orissa </li></ul>9,000 Bellary 10,000 Puri 10,000 140,000
  15. 15. Akshaya Patra pioneered the use of technology for cooking food to minimize cost, time and labor
  16. 16. Based on local preferences, in Southern India we serve: Rice, Lentils with Vegetables & Yoghurt Rice Lentils Yoghurt
  17. 17. And in Northern India, it is chapattis, dal or curry with vegetables, and sometimes dessert
  18. 18. The three-item menu for thousands of children is prepared in just five hours, everyday
  19. 19. Akshaya Patra uses a centralized, automated kitchen infrastructure to ensure hygiene and efficiency
  20. 20. Typical kitchen infrastructure to cook food for about 125,000 children
  21. 21. Vegetables are sorted, graded, washed and cut the previous evening
  22. 22. <ul><li>10 tons of rice </li></ul><ul><li>4 tons of lentils </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 tons of vegetables </li></ul><ul><li>3.5 tons of yoghurt are needed everyday for about 100,000 children </li></ul>
  23. 23. A large cauldron like this cooks rice for 1000 students in about 15 minutes. Rice is transferred to a trolley by tilting the cauldron
  24. 24. The rice is then emptied into a vibrating trough & from there into the containers
  25. 25. Lentils with vegetables for 6,000 students is cooked in just 2 hours & then collected into containers through stainless steel ducts
  26. 26. Correct measurements of ingredients and proper planning ensure consistent taste and quality
  27. 27. To make chappatis, we use machines like this which can prepare 10,000 chappatis per hour
  28. 28. Cooked food is packed into containers & moved on a conveyor belt to the loading area
  29. 29. Custom built vehicles transport food to distant schools – each vehicle can carry food for 5,000 children
  30. 30. In Baran district, Rajasthan, Akshaya Patra’s approach is community-specific
  31. 31. Decentralized kitchens have been set up with Women’s Self Help Groups
  32. 32. Nursing and pregnant mothers are also given wholesome food to prevent malnutrition at birth
  33. 33. <ul><li>Merit scholarships for talented students </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher training programs </li></ul><ul><li>Special coaching for higher grade students </li></ul>Also offers
  34. 34. Board of Trustees Madhu Pandit Dasa Chairman Chanchalapathi Dasa Vice Chairman C C Das Program Director T.V. Mohandas Pai Director Director & Board Member Infosys Technologies Ltd. Abhay Jain Director Entrepreneur Ramdas Kamath Director Vice President, Fin. & Admin. Infosys Technologies Ltd. Raj Kondur Director Chairman & CEO, Nirvana Business Solutions
  35. 35. Sudha Murty Chairperson, Infosys Foundation B Swarup Member, Settlement Commission New Delhi Dr Devi Shetty Cardiologist, Narayana Hrudayalaya T M Vijay Bhaskar, IAS Principle Secretary Primary Education, Govt. of Karnataka Ravi Uppal Vice Chairman & Managing Director ABB Ltd. Ramesh Ramanathan Campaign Co-ordinator, Janaagraha J K Rao, IRS Retd. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax Rajendra Babu Former Chief Justice of India Rakesh Mittal Managing Director Bharti Televenture Ltd., New Delhi K Jairaj, IAS Commissioner Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Narsim Shenoy Director, Volvo Former Chairman, ABB Ltd. V Balakrishnan CFO Infosys Technologies Ltd. Shukla Bose Founder & CEO Parikrma Humanity Foundation Board of Advisors & Patrons
  36. 36. Akshaya Patra is secular and child inclusive and is provided only in Government schools
  37. 37. To ensure transparency, this program is audited by
  38. 38. Cost-effective program spends only Rs 6 or 13 US cents per wholesome meal per child
  39. 39. <ul><li>Various studies have proved that the program is effective in </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Offering access to education </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Increasing retention </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Eliminating classroom hunger </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fostering social equity </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Improving general health </li></ul></ul></ul>
  40. 40. <ul><li>School Enrolment </li></ul><ul><li>School Attendance </li></ul><ul><li>Drop Out Rate </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional status of the student </li></ul>An on-going Impact Assessment Study by in select locations covered: Source: ORG Centre for Social Research A division of AC Nielsen ORG MARG Pvt. Ltd.
  41. 41. <ul><li>Enrolment improved by 23% in Class I during first year of program implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Average enrolment in higher classes has also improved. </li></ul><ul><li>Average drop out rate also declined from 18% to 8% in class I. </li></ul><ul><li>Classroom performance has also improved: proportion of students obtained ‘Grade A’ has raised from 9.6% to 15.1% across all classes. </li></ul>Sample Survey Results for Bangalore
  42. 42. <ul><li>Enrolment improved by 16.6% in Class I during first year of program implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment in Class V has also improved by 31%. </li></ul><ul><li>Nutritional status of around 75% children was reported as normal. This is the highest across all locations. </li></ul>Sample Survey Results for Hubli
  43. 43. <ul><li>Impact on enrolment was not visible because the program was at its nascent stage. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 18% students in Jaipur reported that they would not have come to school if Akshaya Patra mid-day meals had not been provided. </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance rate has improved by 8.2%. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 45% of sample students reported as undernourished in Jaipur. </li></ul>Sample Survey Results for Jaipur
  44. 44. <ul><li>Average enrolment has improved marginally in comparison to three years prior to Akshaya Patra mid-day meal program with a growth rate of 4.3%. </li></ul><ul><li>Attendance rate has improved by 12.2%. </li></ul><ul><li>Around 51.8% of sample students reported as undernourished in Baran, highest across all locations. </li></ul>Sample Survey Results for Baran
  45. 45. <ul><li>Enrolment improved by 12.3% in Class I during first year of program implementation. </li></ul><ul><li>Enrolment also improved in class V. </li></ul><ul><li>Average attendance rate increased by 14.6% after Akshaya Patra mid-day meal program. </li></ul><ul><li>Proportion of students obtained ‘Grade A’ has improved from 14.4% to 25.6% across all classes. </li></ul><ul><li>Proportion of students obtained ‘Grade E’ has declined from 11.2% to 1.4% across all classes. </li></ul>Sample Survey Results for Vrindavan
  46. 46. <ul><li>Siemens </li></ul><ul><li>Philips </li></ul><ul><li>ABB Ltd. </li></ul><ul><li>Infosys Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>The Deshpande Foundation </li></ul><ul><li>Nomura Securities </li></ul><ul><li>UBS </li></ul><ul><li>Indian Private & Nationalized Banks </li></ul><ul><li>Ashok Leyland </li></ul><ul><li>Goldman Sachs </li></ul><ul><li>Bharti Enterprises </li></ul>Key Corporate supporters include:
  47. 47. Re.1.31 for students in class 1 to 7 Government of Karnataka Re.1 for students in class 1 to 5 Government of Uttarpradesh Rs.2 for students in class 1 to 5 + Sales & Road tax exemption Government of Rajasthan Government of Orissa Rs.1.65 for students in class 1 to 5 + Sales tax exemption Government of India 2.6 kg of rice or wheat per child for students in class 1 to 7 + 35AC + Excise duty exemption Partnership with State & Central Governments
  48. 48. Institutional Partners Bangalore Mahanagara Palike Pratiksha Foundation Sarojini Damodaran Trust Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore Indian Institute of Science Regional Institute of English Avishkar - Divakars Hospital, Bangalore M.S.Ramaiah Hospital, Bangalore Kasturba Medical College, Manipal Durlabji Hospital, Jaipur Johari Dalamchand Sohanlal Baid Trust, Rajasthan
  49. 49. To feed 1 Million underprivileged students everyday by 2010 Projection for the program
  50. 50. <ul><ul><li>Help purchase kitchen equipment </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Help build the kitchen facility </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Contribute to buy vehicles for distribution </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adopt a school </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Commit to feed a certain number of children every year </li></ul></ul>Here is how you can participate in the program
  51. 51. 100% tax deduction for donations <ul><li>Under section 35AC/80GGA (bb) of Income Tax Act in India </li></ul><ul><li>Under section 501 (c) (3) in USA </li></ul>
  52. 52. Thank you

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