Sometimes, a beautiful smile hides grief with great knack. Such is the story of Sheetal Chawla who hails from a remote village in Gujarat. Sheetal loves to draw Mehendi on hands and is also fond of dance. However, there is a gloomy story behind that lively face due to an unforeseen life event that Sheetal had to go through at a tender age.
Two years ago her father suffered from high BP and had a mild heart attack. Sheetal's mother, began to work as domestic help in households with some hope to help her husband recover and to support the family. After suffering for two months, Sheetal's father passed away in March, 2011 which was also the first day of her annual exam. Due to this unfortunate event, Sheetal was unable to take her exams and hence she lost a year. This eventually led her to repeat class VII. Sheetal has deep regrets for the same, and this is the reason for her grief.
Sheetals mother is the only earning member in the family now. With her little income, she manages to educate both her children. She leaves for work by 6 a.m. and hence Sheetal and her brother's breakfast is just a glass of milk. Sheetal looks forward to having the delicious meal provided by Akshaya Patra which is served before noon during day school from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sheetal says, "Akshaya Patra mid-day meals are a boon to families like ours, where it is difficult to have such a nutritious hot meal every day".
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We've all heard stories of hunger and seen the tragic images of famished children. But hunger is even more dangerous than these dramatic images convey. Hunger hampers every aspect of a child's growth. Without healthy food and nutrition a child's growth is stunted. His/her intellectual and motor skills are impaired. The body becomes more vulnerable to disease. It could keep them out of school and in turn entangle them in the vicious circle of poverty.
Together we can end hunger!!Your small contribution can make a big difference and we are counting on your support!! You can help us transform our vision into a reality. Your contribution will be used to feed the underprivileged children who are the beneficiaries of The Akshaya Patra Foundation. The Akshaya Patra Foundation is a listed NGO with GiveIndia. The organization distributes freshly cooked, healthy meals daily to 1.3 million underprivileged children in 9,000 government schools through 20 locations in 9 states across India.GiveIndia retains 9.1% of the gross donations collected. Giveindia will provide a feedback report of the utilisation of your donation within 4-6 months from the date of transaction.
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