Annapoorna’s breakfast – A boost for school attendance!

The Annapoorna Breakfast Seva chapter in Noida was launched on 5th July 2018 at the Government School Hoshiarpur in Sector 51 Noida, in two adjacent schools. One being a primary school with 600 students and the other a Middle school (classes 6-8) with 300 children are the beneficiaries of the breakfast programme.

When the breakfast programme was launched the average daily strength was noted to be about 350-400 students across the two schools. However, with the breakfast programme being done consistently, the average daily strength leaped to 450-500 students. As of now, bananas on Thursdays and biscuits on Saturdays are being served to the children. The overall programme has been selflessly supported by 20+ volunteers.

The teachers have remarked that the average strength during these two days especially is high. About 50% of the children do not have breakfast at their homes since most of the children’s parents are either maids, drivers, vegetable sellers, helpers etc. who are unable to support a breakfast meal.

Another aspect of the Annapoorna breakfast programme that the children look forward to is that various volunteers engage with the primary children in fun sessions on Thursdays.

A differently challenged boy, Rinku, needs a special mention here. He is usually seen with the middle School group, and is a bundle of Love. He is always seen with a smile, and showers love on one and all with his special love-filled hugs!


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