The educational inequity in India is a complex crisis with a range of issues from attendance to poor teaching quality. Underlying all of these complex issues is a severe lack of funding for rural schools and financial support for poor families. We work to end educational inequity by providing school supplies, free open-air classes during breaks, and financial assistance to poor students.
How Do We Accomplish Our Goals?
With a network of over 450 volunteers, 7 corporate partners, and 6 offices (Chittoor, Madanapalle, Palamaner, Punganur, Pakala, and Venkatagirikota), our rapidly growing organization has been made possible by volunteers like you. We accredit our tremendous success to our novel idea of uplifting the lives of the poor in a sustainable way.
A major part of our work is ending hunger and malnutrition by redistributing excess food from homes, restaurants, businesses, canteens, and gatherings to people in need. Every year, India produces over 67 million tonnes of food waste, making wasted food an excellent, sustainable solution to the hunger crisis. By merely directing excess food to people in dire need, we:
- Prevent Food From Being Wasted
- Excess food that is normally thrown out is used to feed those in need.
- Save Resources
- Save resources that are spent to get rid of the food waste.
- Clean India
- Instead of polluting residential garbage dumps, excess food is redirecting to people in need.
- Protect the Environment
- By preventing food waste from producing harmful methane gas in landfills.
- Improve Nutrition
- Extra household food often has a rich variety of nutrients necessary for a healthy diet.
- Improve Health
- By improving nutrition, we increase the capacity of the poor to learn and work.
- Drastically Reduce Inequity
- All our work is done with our ultimate goal in mind: closing the tremendous gap between the affluent and those in need.
In addition to providing sustainable meals for the poor, we uplift their lives by improving another important aspect of their lives: education. Rural schools for the poor masses are often ignored in government policies and funding. The unfortunate reality is that poor students do not receive the education required for long-term improvement of their lives. We believe that by providing opportunities to live healthy, knowledgeable lives, we can help the poor lift themselves out of poverty. We work to provide these opportunities by holding open-air classes during school breaks, providing financial assistance to certain families to prevent child labor, and awarding scholarships to the most promising, dedicated students in need.