The "Jai Shree Balaji Educational Charitable Trust" started its mid-day meal programme in June, 2014 by providing free mid-day meals to 150 children in 1 Primary Government schools in Sota, Bahadurpur, District Farrukhabad, Uttar Pradesh. Over the past 02 years, the constant support from our associated donor’s has enabled the programme to grow by leaps and bounds. Today, We "Jai shree Balaji Educational Charitable Trust" feeds free mid-day meals to 300 school children in 2 Primary Government schools . The organisation currently has its presence in 2 locations in District Farrukhabad, U.P. India.
Hunger and Illiteracy are India’s two major challenges. There is serious malnutrition scenario in India with the World Bank’ estimate of 60 million children in India, being underweight. Hunger is an obstacle to child’s health, education and survival.
A recent UNICEF report states that more than 80 million children dropout before completing 8 years of age and over 8 million children are out of school.
Jai Shree Balaji is focused on eliminating classroom hunger and attracting more children (enrolment) to schools and ensure to keep them in school (reduce dropout rate) by feeding a filling, nutritious mid-day meal, every school day.