BENGALURU: Deepening the relationship with The Akshaya Patra Foundation, Embassy Group donated two custom-built vans used to distribute milk under mid-day meals programme to over 12,000 children.
Today, Jitu Virwani, Chairman & Managing Director of Embassy Group presented the vans to Akshaya Patra.
“This is the second time Embassy is collaborating with the Foundation for the greater good of the little have-nots. In the past, Embassy employees raised funds to support the mid-day meals of 600 school students for an entire year.”, statement said.
In collaboration with their partner NGO, Colours of Life –they provide holistic educational programs that aim to enhance in-classroom learning with a desire to equip each child with the basic skills necessary to be employable.
The Group also provides infrastructure solutions with a mission to provide safe and clean school buildings; learning resources like notebooks and stationary; uniforms, equipping libraries; science and computer labs and conducts periodic maintenance of school buildings.
Shaina Ganapathy, Head of Community Outreach said, “Our partnership with them is a significant step towards making a sustainable impact on the human development of undeserved communities, through initiatives in education, health and livelihoods.”
The collaboration of the Group with Akshaya Patra to promote nutritional health in government schools will be an effective Public-Private Partnership to enhance the lives of children belonging to disadvantaged sections.
The Group is also exploring partnerships with their corporate occupiers at the Embassy Office Parks to collaborate and find synergies, to broaden this scope and create a greater social impact.
Since 2012, Embassy has been taking initiatives to support government schools in Bangalore. The Group currently actively supports 17 government schools (three of which are new builds), a children’s home and over 7000 pupils in Bangalore.
Foundation began the Mid-Day Meal programme in the early 2000, and have been working determinedly to incentivize children to receive education, by offering wholesome and healthy meals at the schools.