This is discussion about Fortified Midday Meals for government schoolchildren through centralised kitchens .
You are doing great! I can't keep myself from writing you because of the success/sustainability factor of your program. I would be a great loss to the community helped if by any chance your organization will be halt to deliver the needed government support.
Sustainability means your initiative can go on even when the threat happened. I am not sure of the climate, water and soil factors in your place but the aquaponics can help the community for their food safety and security and to your sustainability.
In the Philippines local government became our social investors and the community became the business people. We mentor them how to address sustainability on a close loop approach. Ours is not a dole out so profitability is addressed.
If you are not for profit, community can be helped through bridging resource and leadership.
Good luck and I hope you go on helping the communities regardless of whether your government stopped providing your organization the resources. This can be done if the insights get through!
On January 18, 2010 the judges reviewed the entries for the Changemakers Improved Nutrition: Solutions through Innovation competition and would like to pass on the following feedback (listed below) for your entry. Thank you for applying and for your hard work in the field. We are excited to archive your entry to serve as a leading solution for the worldwide community of innovators. We wish you continued luck with your innovative, sustainable, and socially impactful initiatives.
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“This is a very interesting example of improving nutrition at school. It’s a large scale initiative that would be replicable in many countries, despite difficult conditions. Other initiatives are often looking to do this, but lose out because of the fact that they don’t have the initial capital.”
“While I find the target population to be an important one, I would like to learn more about why they don’t target 0-3 year olds. This age group is often the worst off, especially since they don’t attend school, and this kind of a set up would be extremely beneficial for them. Why not target the groups that are the most affected?”
- Changemakers Improved Nutrition: Solutions through Innovation Judges
What Naandi is doing is a benchmark to all social works. In country like India, with a remarkable population, still a big mass is there who is deprived of basic amenities of life. Feeding to such crowd and enabling linked children for education is something very noble task Naandi is doing. Good Luck to them.
Ok. You have submitted the midday meals scheme. But this was already taken in effect in Tamilnadu, India during the year 1960s by the then Chief Minister Mr.Kamaraj(Congress). But during the tenure of Mr.M.G.Ramachandran and then, Ms.Jeyalalitha and now Mr.K.Karunanithi are following this scheme without any interruption. They give midday means alongwith one egg.