Chairman, Sri Sathya Sai
“To address the ongoing nutritional issue, as children in rural pockets were attending school in an empty stomach, in 2012, Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai initiated the very unique morning nutrition programme and later he established the Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust in November 2015 with the vision to ensure “Let no child goes to school hungry ever”.
The magnitude of the service projects undertaken by Sri Sathya Sai Baba through Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai all over the world is mind-boggling, and is increasing leaps and bounds every day.
Under his able guidance, the Trust worked on the model of sarkārā (Government), samājā (Society) and sansthān ( NGOs / Trusts). Partnerships with many Governments, including that of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Puducherry have been established and many more State Governments are following suit.
All these activities are being carried out everyday under Sadguru’s all encompassing vision to embrace humanity, along with the untiring efforts of the volunteers, teachers and many others who are very fortunate to be a part of this noble cause of nourishing the nation, and beyond.”
Annapoorna Morning Nutrition Programme
The simplest way to secure a healthy future for the nation is to invest in the children. But sadly, child malnutrition is a haunting reality. The Annapoorna Breakfast Programme is working towards alleviating hunger and undernourishment in rural and underprivileged school-going children by providing them with a nutritious breakfast. Providing breakfast may be a simple concept but it has a far-reaching impact. Annapoorna has been a fortunate witness to the transformative power of this breakfast programme. Higher attendance, lower dropout rates, improved health parameters, marked increase in academic performance and attentiveness – and the list goes on. But the most gratifying impact of the breakfast programme has been the transformation it has kindled in children.
While the work of Annapoorna spans across education, nutrition, health, water and sanitation, the unifying focus remains the child’s well-being. Setting a child on a holistic path with good daily nutrition, and the ability to attend and succeed in school is a collective social responsibility, and one, which will go a long way in nation building. It is the dream of Annapoorna Breakfast Programme to build a nation, where no child goes to school hungry, EVER!
India is home to the largest number of children in the world. But unfortunately, not all our children have access to well-balanced and nutritious food. The Annapoorna Breakfast Programme was conceived as a solution to this. In July 2012, a handful of individuals came together and started the programme by serving breakfast to about 50 children at a school in Doddabele, near Kengeri, Bengaluru. Over the years, more schools and children were added to the breakfast chain.
For more details, visit https://annapoorna.org.in/