Sabina Ranger Raises 6400 Pounds for Akshaya Patra Foundation
Sabina Ranger raises 6400 pounds for Akshaya Patra
The money was enough to feed 640 children for a whole year and was raised by organising a '5K walk'
London - 12 August, 2012: An Indian-origin girl student in the UK has raised over 6,400 pounds by organising a '5K walk' for the world's largest NGO-run school meal programme which provides food for 1.3 million children daily in India. Sabina Ranger, a second year university student organised the '5K walk' for The Akshaya Patra Foundation, an NGO in India that provides food for school children across 9 states and 19 locations. Though her aim was to raise 3,000 pounds, Ranger was able to raise over 6,400 pounds, enough to feed 640 children for a whole year.
The walk took place on 5th August, the same day that The Akshaya Patra foundation fed its billionth meal. Ranger made T-shirts with a picture of school children eating meals given by the foundation and with the NGO's logo for the walkers to wear. She was joined in by many neighbours and friends, besides her family and Dipika Khaitan, the president of The Akshaya Patra Foundation UK.
About The Akshaya Patra Foundation: The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a non-profit organisation headquartered in Bengaluru, India. The organisation strives to fight issues like hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the Mid-Day Meal Scheme in the Government schools and Government aided schools, Akshaya Patra Foundation aims not only to fight hunger but also to bring children to school. Since 2000, the organisation has worked towards reaching more children with wholesome food on every single school day. Akshaya Patra Foundation is continuously leveraging technology to cater to millions of children. Its state-of-the-art kitchens have become a subject of study and they attract curious visitors from around the world.
In partnership with the Government of India and various State Governments and inestimable support from many philanthropic donors and well-wishers; Akshaya Patra has grown from humble beginnings serving just 1,500 school children across 5 schools in Bengaluru. Today, Akshaya Patra Foundation is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal Programme serving wholesome food to over 1.4 million children from 10,845 schools across 10 states in India.
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Economic Times on Aug 12, 2012
The cost of the kitchen was sponsored by Rural Electrification Corporation