GoodWorkLabs – Akshaya Patra Partnership
GoodWorkLabs has partnered with Akshaya Patra, an NGO that supports the “Mid-day meal” program launched by Government of India feeding over 1.4 million underprivileged students every day of the school year, in 20 locations, across 9 states in India. For children belonging to the weaker economic sections of society, a full meal, even once a day, is a strong incentive to stay in school. This program enables hunger free education and it has led to a significant rise in enrolment and attendance. This partnership has a simple but powerful mission – to change the trajectory of countless lives in our community.
“Children are our future. If we wish to move forward as a country, it’s very important that our children go to school and get educated. But it’s very unfortunate that many of them have to drop out of school because of basic issues like lack of nourishment. Akshaya Patra is solving this issue at a very grassroot level by providing free meals with high nutritional value, which has resulted in an increase in enrolment in schools. This is going to have a positive impact on lives of millions of children, which ultimately will translate into a positive economic change. We at GoodWorkLabs believe that through this partnership, we are doing our bit towards social change in the community we live in.”
– Sonia Sharma, Co-founder and MD of GoodWorkLabs