A Teacher speaks about Akshaya Patra
“Akshaya Patra has indeed helped us,” says Vasantha Kumari. According to this Head Mistress of Maharani Girls’ High School, things have changed drastically for most of the teachers and children that she works with. Before Akshaya Patra, it was the teachers of the school, including Vasantha Kumari, who were given the onus of ensuring lunch was provided on time. “We could not concentrate on teaching as much as we would have liked,” she says. However the timely arrival of Akshaya Patra’s meals has helped greatly; the teachers now have more time to focus on their work.
The children at her school have benefitted even more. As the headmistress indicates, hyper-acidity was commonplace among her students earlier. According to her, the supply of food from Akshaya Patra has greatly reduced the number of children suffering from hyper-acidity. The primary reason for this, she believes, is that the food always arrives on time, in a systematic manner which ensures regularity in the meal time of the children. Even the attendance levels have been on the rise. “The quality of food is also excellent and the food is tasty. Children eat well and don’t hesitate to eat more,” she says.