Energy and education will fuel generations of children to reach their fullest potential and aspire to a brighter tomorrow.
At BW LPG India, we believe that energy can uplift communities. With this belief, we are delighted to support the Akshaya Patra Foundation with their energy needs as they cook nutritious meals for children. Hunger and malnutrition are some of the major causes of low enrolment, increased absenteeism, and early dropouts in schools for the estimated nine crore children from low-income backgrounds in India. Energy for cooking can change this.
About the Akshaya Patra Foundation
The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that strives to address classroom hunger and malnutrition in India. By implementing the PM POSHAN Scheme (formerly known as Mid-Day Meal Scheme) in government and government-aided schools, Akshaya Patra aims to fight hunger and, at the same time, bring children to school. Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has worked towards reaching out to children with wholesome food during school days. The program has been shown to improve students’ academic performance and concentration in class, facilitated better socialization and fostered a sense of equality amongst students.
In partnership with the Government of India and various state governments, and with the support of donors and well-wishers, Akshaya Patra has grown to manage one of the largest NGO-run mid-day meal programs in the world, serving wholesome food to over 2 million children from more than 22,000 schools, It has close to 70 kitchens across India.
About the Collaboration
BW LPG India and the Akshaya Patra Foundation have signed a Memorandum of Understanding for BW LPG India to support the Foundation as an Energy Partner for nine centralized kitchens in the States of Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. The kitchens are located in Gambhiram, Gudivada, Kakinada, Kuppam, Mangalagiri, Nellore, Srikakulam, Vizag and Varanasi. The collaboration is in line with the corporate social responsibility goal of BW LPG India, which is to uplift communities with energy. Through this collaboration, BW LPG India will support the cooking of approximately 12 million mid-day meals for children from over 2,200 schools in the two States. BW LPG India looks forward to using energy as a force for good, in collaboration with the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Topics: human capital development, students, malnutrition, diversity and inclusion, community involvement, community contribution, local interactions, CSR, Sustainability, environmental protection, technology, clean-cooking