Nutritional Support for Garden of Peace School
This project with trusted BGR partner Lotus Outreach covers nutritional support for students and staff members at Garden of Peace school, located on a 5.6-acre organic farm just outside of Kurumbupalayam village in Tamil Nadu. Garden of Peace offers a holistic educational program that provides its enrollees with the traditional primary school curriculum, English and Tamil courses, and training in meditation and philosophies of nonviolence. BGR support funds school uniforms, books and other materials, transportation, and nutritional support twice a day for all students. The nutritional component is at the program’s core, as the facilities are situated on an organic farm. The students and their parents are involved in farm activities, helping to grow a portion of the food served to the students. The beneficiaries will be 15 school staff members and 174 schoolchildren, more than half of whom are girls.