The unseen children
Mid-Day Meal, Stories of hope, The Akshaya Patra Foundation

The future of the unseen children

Ever since their displacement from Mizoram in 1995, around 29,000 people from the Bru-Reang community have been living in ‘temporary’ relief camps in North Tripura. They suffer myriad issues including poor facilities for education. The Great India Talent School supported by Akshaya Patra was opened in 2017 and provides free education and midday meals to…

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Child studying in a poor distant village
Stories of hope

An Indelible Night

It was a wintry night when a tiger invaded Salim’s house and hauled away his younger brother. It was an endless struggle of scars and paws but eventually, the man-eater won. Salim was shrouded with anguish forever.   When I first met Salim… It was part of one my 2017 visits to a primary school…

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Will You Feed Their Hunger For Life?

Let’s #throwback for a quick minute to when you were 10 years old. If you had to think of your most pressing concern at the time, it probably revolved around the unjust equilibrium of your study/play time. That is a valid concern to have, no doubt. Many 10-year-olds have it. But there are children around…

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Bhumi’s children develop a model robot that detects and extinguishes fires

Bhumi is one of India’s largest independent non-profit organizations that prides itself on being completely volunteer driven. The organization aims to build a society that’s more influential, equal and socially conscious. Bhumi currently supports more than 4,000 children at several orphanages, slums, and village community centers. Their volunteers educate and mentor children across the country, helping…

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The lady who shaped the lives of over 4,00,000 children

Dr. Sandhya Bhalla works towards giving underprivileged children a childhood. She is the Director of Delhi Council for Child Welfare (DCCW), a non-governmental organisation established in the year 1952. Dr. Bhalla’s efforts are directed towards helping underprivileged children located in Delhi and its peripheral areas. The focus areas for DCCW include providing immediate relief to…

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