The Annapoorna Breakfast Seva chapter in Noida was launched on 5th July 2018 at the Government School Hoshiarpur in Sector 51 Noida, in two adjacent schools. One being a primary school with 600 students and the other a Middle school (classes 6-8) with 300 children are the beneficiaries of the breakfast programme.
When the breakfast programme was launched the average daily strength was noted to be about 350-400 students across the two schools. However, with the breakfast programme being done consistently, the average daily strength leaped to 450-500 students. As of now, bananas on Thursdays and biscuits on Saturdays are being served to the children. The overall programme has been selflessly supported by 20+ volunteers.
The teachers have remarked that the average strength during these two days especially is high. About 50% of the children do not have breakfast at their homes since most of the children’s parents are either maids, drivers, vegetable sellers, helpers etc. who are unable to support a breakfast meal.
Another aspect of the Annapoorna breakfast programme that the children look forward to is that various volunteers engage with the primary children in fun sessions on Thursdays.
A differently challenged boy, Rinku, needs a special mention here. He is usually seen with the middle School group, and is a bundle of Love. He is always seen with a smile, and showers love on one and all with his special love-filled hugs!