As part of academic excursion, students VI , VII & VII CIE of The Gaudium School, visited the Akshaya Patra Foundation in Hyderabad, India. The visit was made to study the Operations and Technology module adopted by the not-for-profit organisation.

A Visit to Akshaya Patra:

The Akshaya Patra Foundation-Human Resources department briefed the students on various topics such as:

  • The aims and objectives of Akshaya Patra
  • The safety measures taken by the kitchen staff
  • The average time taken to prepare a day’s meals
  • The minimum distance travelled by the Akshaya Patra delivery vehicle on an average during a school day

The idea was to give the enthusiasts a peek into our overall operations. We explained various techniques adopted at our kitchens like gravity-flow mechanism, Six Sigma while also explaining how hygiene and quality is our topmost priority – Head of Talent Engagement & Development, The Akshaya Patra Foundation.

Akshaya Patra is the world’s largest (not-for-profit run) Mid-Day Meal serving just 1,500 children in 5 schools in 2000 to serving 1.76 million children. The students were shown high-impact videos that left them spellbound about the work that Akshaya Patra is doing. They were also briefed on how the Government is backing the organisation by providing grants. The students visited the entire kitchen area of Akshaya Patra. They were encouraged to ask questions based on assessment of financial risks, sustainability issues, challenges faced during operations, tackling these in a resourceful manner and such others and the concerned team people clarified their doubts.

The kids enjoyed their field and we all carried along with us an impact of the tremendous work Akshaya Patra does for the children of India!

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