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Help Migrant Workers Get Food & Nutrition

Meetali, a graduate in Home Science from Jabalpur and a B. Ed, has worked in the field of education since 1991. She started her career with schools and finally became an education activist devoting her time for Under The Tree to uplift the marginalized sections of society. For the past five years she has been working for children of migrant construction workers in NOIDA, India and has helped over 600 Children get the basic education under the Under The Tree project.
While running the Under The Tree, Meetali realized that most of the children are rather slow in learning.

Being a Nutritionist by education, Meetali realized that the root cause of this problem is acute malnutrition among children. Most of these do not get enough food and are chronically malnourished. Also, lack of nutritious food has wasted a lot of children. The parents of most of the children suffer from the same malnourishment.
 
Government efforts like Mid-Day Meal scheme have shown remarkable results but remain inadequate, she continues. “As the problem of malnourishment was noticed in the children at Under The Tree, I realized that providing nutritious food has to be part of the projects like this. The children need food, rich in nutrition, on a regular basis."

Meetali decided to addressed the problem directly. “The local support has encouraged me to take up further challenges and set up a dedicated kitchen for serving food of high nutritional value for 500 vulnerable children and some of their most needy parents daily in order to improve their nutrition profile”, explains Meetali elaborating her plan.
The kitchen will provide hygienic and nutritious breakfast and lunch, five days in a week.
To meet the regular expenses of running and maintenance of the kitchen, that can provide nutritive food to over 500 vulnerable children, funds are required.
“The problem runs deep”, says Meetali. “India is home to one-third of children suffering from malnourishment and stunted growth. If we want to ensure a hunger-free healthy India, a little effort from all of us is needed”, she observes while seeking support for the kitchen for these children.

OUTCOME
Over 500 children in NOIDA will get nutritious food annually apart from basic education. Initially, the impact would be limited but sustainable efforts will make greater impacts.

FUNDING
The informal school Under The Tree also reaches out to children who do not get basic education due to their socio-economic constraints. The project has been run on self-funding and community support primarily. Need-based local support in terms of occasional food distribution has also come but not regularly.

REQUIREMENTS
The children are vulnerable to chronic diseases and often cannot afford medical expenses. Preventive measures like getting nutritional food require external funding to keep it going. The dedicated kitchen for these children requires the following:
  1. Provisions for breakfast and one meal daily five times a week
  2. Adequate fuel supply like cooking Gas
  3. Utensils
  4. One regular cook
  5. One regular helper
  6. Packaging material
  7. Ingredients
  8. Cleansing and maintenance
FUNDING REQUIREMENT
Funding is sought for setting up a kitchen for 5000 vulnerable children across NOIDA, India.

WHAT YOU GET
After donation, you will be getting regular progress reports of the students and personal "Thank You" cards from students. You will get invites to watch these children perform on special occasions.
Meetali's Cerificate in Food & Nutrition
Meetali's Cerificate in Food & Nutrition
Estimation Letter
Estimation Letter
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13th April 2020
Dear donors
It's almost three weeks of lockdown in India. In these days, we have largely been able to slow down the spread of Corona virus. However, it has wrecked havoc on the livelihood. Millions of migrant workers and daily wagers have no jobs and money. They are barely sustaining on government support and support from donors like you.
In our area, we have focused on five clusters involving over 1400 lives. Daily ration have been provided successfully. We have also started distributing milk packets, baby food, porridge, and hygiene kits on need basis.
This is not possible without your continuous support.
We are thankful for your active support in these difficult times. Keep supporting.
Sharing some of the pix of the campaign.
Best,
Meetali
Dear donors
It's almost three weeks of lockdown in India. In these days, we have largely been able to slow down the spread of Corona virus. However, it has wrecked havoc on the livelihood. Millions of migrant workers and daily wagers have no jobs and money. They are barely sustaining on government support and support from donors like you.
In our area, we have focused on five clusters involving over 1400 lives. Daily ration have been provided successfully. We have also started distributing milk packets, baby food, porridge, and hygiene kits on need basis.
This is not possible without your continuous support.
We are thankful for your active support in these difficult times. Keep supporting.
Sharing some of the pix of the campaign.
Best,
Meetali
2nd April 2020
#COVID #lockdown

In view of #corona lockdown, daily wagers have no work and no food. We have been providing them ration including rice, wheat flour, black gram, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, edible oil, and jaggery.A hygiene pack bof bathing soap, toothpaste, toothbrush and hand towel has been given.We have extended the scope of the current campaign and reaching out to over 1500 men, women and children.
We thank all our donors for supporting us.
Best,
Meetali
#COVID #lockdown

In view of #corona lockdown, daily wagers have no work and no food. We have been providing them ration including rice, wheat flour, black gram, turmeric powder, chilli powder, coriander powder, edible oil, and jaggery.A hygiene pack bof bathing soap, toothpaste, toothbrush and hand towel has been given.We have extended the scope of the current campaign and reaching out to over 1500 men, women and children.
We thank all our donors for supporting us.
Best,
Meetali
1st March 2020
In UTT Center for Nutrition, it is our constant endeavour to introduce recipes with high nutritive value.
In the past six months, we have managed to include the following recipes for the food prepared for children at Under The Tree. Over 100 children are given nutritious food everyday and now we have started giving breakfast as well.

1. Raagi idli with thick sambhar and pure coconut chutney
2. Black Urad (not washed) Idli with sambhar and raw banana fry
3. Rajma with Raagi Poori
4. High quality fibrous wheat flour poori with chole
5. Special kadhi
6. Payas( Bengali style kheer)
7. Bisibele Bhat
8. Kadambam
9. Doi kobi (gobhi steamed in curd)
10. Bhapa doi(sweet dish in steamed curd and condensed milk)
11. Gobhi korma(rich in dry fruits and prepared in curd)
12. Rajasthani kadhi with palak saag pakoda
13. Mix veg paratha
14. Paneer sabzi prepared with dry fruits and curd
15. Basanti pulao
16. Varieties of coriander chutney
17. Dal ki Dulhan
18. Gulgule
19. Custard
20. Hyderabadi Green Curry
21. Gajar ka halwa
22. Utthapam
23. Raagi roti

This has been possible with your tremendous support and encouragement.
We thank all our contributors.
Shower your love for these children.
Best,
Meetali
In UTT Center for Nutrition, it is our constant endeavour to introduce recipes with high nutritive value.
In the past six months, we have managed to include the following recipes for the food prepared for children at Under The Tree. Over 100 children are given nutritious food everyday and now we have started giving breakfast as well.

1. Raagi idli with thick sambhar and pure coconut chutney
2. Black Urad (not washed) Idli with sambhar and raw banana fry
3. Rajma with Raagi Poori
4. High quality fibrous wheat flour poori with chole
5. Special kadhi
6. Payas( Bengali style kheer)
7. Bisibele Bhat
8. Kadambam
9. Doi kobi (gobhi steamed in curd)
10. Bhapa doi(sweet dish in steamed curd and condensed milk)
11. Gobhi korma(rich in dry fruits and prepared in curd)
12. Rajasthani kadhi with palak saag pakoda
13. Mix veg paratha
14. Paneer sabzi prepared with dry fruits and curd
15. Basanti pulao
16. Varieties of coriander chutney
17. Dal ki Dulhan
18. Gulgule
19. Custard
20. Hyderabadi Green Curry
21. Gajar ka halwa
22. Utthapam
23. Raagi roti

This has been possible with your tremendous support and encouragement.
We thank all our contributors.
Shower your love for these children.
Best,
Meetali
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Rs.24,826 raised

Goal: Rs.482,000

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