The impact of or work on the children we reach has been measured by AC Nielsen, an independent research firm. They performed an impact assessment in 2010, measuring key indicators such as enrollment, attendance and health. The study demonstrated an increase in enrollment, especially among the female students, and better health and improved performance among all students who received school lunches.
In summary, provision of school meals by Akshaya Patra:
- Increased school enrollment, especially for girls
- Increased school attendance of children
- Improved performance and improved health
- Decreased drop-out rate from school