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 549 children of the Reang tribe.
The Akshaya Patra Foundation (TAPF), founded in Bengaluru in 2000, functions on a Public-Private Partnership as an implementing partner of the Government of India’s Midday Meal Scheme. Today, they feed over 1.76 million children and recently commemorated the serving of 3 billion meals! While TAPF’s reach has widened over the years, the problems of hunger, malnutrition, and illiteracy continue to plague us.
Akshaya Patra depends on donations to run their mammoth operation. Here’s how you can contribute towards eradicating hunger and illiteracy from all corners of our country!