Shriram Millennium School Students Raise 33.9 Lakhs Via Crowd Funding To Provide Mid-Day Meals

The funds will serve 7.1 Lakh meals to 3081 children in government schools across Uttar Pradesh.

During the month of October, around 107 students from classes IX to XII of The Shriram Millennium School (TSMS), Noida participated wholeheartedly and raised a phenomenal sum of Rs. 33.9 lakhs through a crowdfunding campaign called ‘LET'S ENSURE NO CHILD IS HUNGRY AT SCHOOL’. The campaign, organized in collaboration with the NGO Akshaya Patra Foundation and Fueladream (a crowdfunding platform), is a part of the school’s Shri Sahyog initiative.

Since 2000, Akshaya Patra has been concentrating all its efforts towards providing fresh and nutritious meals to children every single school day. TAPF has partnered with Government of India and various State Governments, along with many corporates, individual donors, and well-wishers to provide mid-day meals to 1.8 million students in Uttar Pradesh and other states of India.

Deliberating further on their fundraising success, the TSMS Noida students said, “We are glad we got the opportunity to play this small part in taking forward this campaign, which will provide midday meals to students in Govt schools. We thank and appreciate the contributions of the many donors and everyone who supported us in making this possible. We also urge others to come forward and do their bit to support any cause that is aimed at a happy and developed social community”. 

Carrying forward the school’s ethos and value of ‘Sensitivity’ the students single-mindedly and with dedication worked to raise these funds that will serve 7.1 Lakh meals to 3081 children in government schools across UP, with the cost of midday meal being approximately Rs.1100 annually. 

With the team from Fueladream, a crowdfunding platform, providing training support on running and managing a crowdfunding campaign, the students of The Shriram Millennium School, Noida took to it enthusiastically to support this worthwhile cause. Inculcating a social consciousness in the children coupled with learning to crowdfund are critical life skills amongst others that the school is committed to provide. With the students raising these funds within a duration of approximately 14 days, it is indeed a feat and an example of doing your bit for the development of the social ecosystem we live in. 

Uttara Singh, Director-Principal of The Shriram Millennium School, Noida, expressed, “Our students associated themselves with the cause and used their skills for this worthwhile and important social cause like the Midday Meal programme that will not only encourage students to go to school but will also promote good nutrition and children's right to education”. Our Shri Sahyog (Community Development Programme) initiative aims at creating opportunities for our school community of students, parents, and staff who step forward to make a positive contribution and a positive difference in someone’s life. We are immensely proud of our children for being able to raise funds for the kids in need.”

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