The Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust is a charitable trust headquartered in Muddenahalli, Chikkaballapur District of Karnataka, India. The Trust, set up in November 2015, primarily strives to feed nutritious, well-balanced breakfast to all school-going children in rural India and disadvantaged sections of the society. It also seeks to enable holistic development of children by actively engaging with the school authorities and helping them integrate an ethos of academic as well as human excellence.
Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, a spiritual master, leader and possibly the greatest philanthropist to walk on earth dedicated His entire life to the emancipation of the poor and the uplift of humanity, transcending man-made barriers and divisions.
The Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust primarily oversees the entire array of activities from planning to execution of the free breakfast program across the many schools in the country. Our responsibilities include maintaining a quality check on the food served, selecting local vendors and cooks, interacting with the volunteers, teachers, students and school authorities, conducting regular health screening, working with the village elders, gram panchayats and local authorities. We currently run the breakfast program across 4800+ centers in 17 Indian states and 3 Union Territories, benefiting over 400,000 children. We also work with the villagers in improving infrastructure by focusing on the 4Vs – Vidya (Educare), Vaidya (Healthcare), Vaari (Water) and Vidyuth (Clean Energy)
Serving health breakfast to school-going children in government schools every morning.
Conducting regular health-screening, medcal and dental campus for these children.
Spreading awareness on the various aspects of hygiene and health, conducting English speaking classes, academic tuitions and helping the children understand the importance of imbibing basic human values in life.
Constructing toilets in the schools, executing drinking water projects in the village, etc.
Any other activities that would be useful to the children, women and the villagers at large.
In July 2012, a handful of us came together and started the breakfast program. It was a humble beginning. We started serving breakfast at a school in Doddabele, near Bangalore, to about 50 children every morning. Little did we know that through a simple act of kindness, we would be heralding the onset of a nutrition movement that would spread throughout the country and across the globe. Inspired by the work, more hands volunteered, more schools were adopted and thousands of children now attend school on a full stomach!