8 million children in India are out of school. Childhood is said to be the best part of one’s life – but for these kids, surrounded by poverty, hunger and hopelessness; many of them not even getting a single full meal in a day – a happy childhood is a distant dream. Going to school and getting an education is the first step they can take towards a better life – but this is not a possibility when survival stares them in the face.
More than half of the children in India are malnourished. A malnourished kid, prone to all sorts of illnesses, is unable to perform well at school. Even if they get enrolled in school, most of these kids drop out soon enough owing to perpetual health problems. Malnourishment thus also leads to extremely low levels of literacy. In case of girl children, it becomes an excuse for parents to take them out of school and push them into household duties and early marriage. Malnourishment and illiteracy are in effect the social evils in our society today, which are slowly eating away its very being.
Smile Foundation has initiated the campaign ‘Nutrition for Education’, to provide nutrition to underprivileged children, helping them get not only better health, but also better education, and other development opportunities.
Michelin starred Chef Vikas Khanna has joined the cause with all his heart by being a part of various events including Cook for a Smile.
Join Chef Vikas in bringing smiles on the faces of these underprivileged children, by supporting their nutrition!
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