The Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust is a charitable trust headquartered in Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur District of Karnataka, Bharat (India). The Trust, set up in November 2015, primarily strives to feed nutritious, well-balanced breakfast to all school-going children in rural Bharat (India) and disadvantaged sections of the society. It also seeks to enable holistic development of children by actively engaging with the school authorities and helping them integrate an ethos of academic as well as human excellence.
The Trust also endeavours to enable rural uplift and transformation by aligning its activities along the four pillars of Vidya (Educare), Vaidya (Healthcare), Vaari (Water) and Vidyuth (Clean Energy), leading to the development of Bharat (India) villages as ideal and sustainable.
Annapoorna has always strived to nurture school-going children in rural Bharat (India) and the needy sections of the society, while catering to children’s academic, health, nutritional and emotional needs. The Annapoorna Breakfast Program focuses on providing daily breakfast to needy school going children, while working towards the objective:
“Let no child go to school hungry ever!”
A few volunteers started feeding activities under the Annapoorna name in July 2012. The activities increased rapidly in scale and complexity. Today, over 500 volunteers and thousands of teachers team up with Annapoorna in delivering SaiSure and/or hot breakfast daily to over 500,000 children in over 6000 schools in 17 states and 3 Union Territories. Many caring individuals, like-minded institutional partners and government servants have joined hands in supporting this noble initiative in making it a success. Annapoorna works closely with over 800 local vendors in a decentralized model, with customized menu to suit the regional palate, and standardized menu within a region to ensure quality.
The Annapoorna volunteers come from various walks of professional life, and are engaged in this service purely out of compassion for the children and a desire to serve our communities. The values we cherish are: love, humility, compassion, commitment and teamwork. We continue to experience excellent reception from the schools, and have also seen positive impact in terms of increased attendance, better health, and improved academic performance by the children. Teachers say the children are now arriving to schools well before time!
If you desire to participate in an opportunity to help feed underprivileged school going children and help them study better, kindly contact us at [email protected]. We would be happy to provide more information about the Annapoorna Breakfast Program and the benefits it brings. Divine Will Foundation (Canada) is a registered charitable non-profit corporation and all contributions are tax deductible.