Power Lunch: India's Mid-Day Meal Program
With my second Pulitzer Center grant, I produced an animation video based on the reporting of Rhitu Chatterjee.
India's free school lunch program, the largest in the world, feeds 120 million children. That's four times as many children as the United States—even though India's program is seven times cheaper. It helps decrease instances of caste discrimination, it increases school attendance (especially for girls), and it employs 2 million women—many of whom are poor and marginalized. The animation piece was built at precisely the time that Indian budget cuts threatened the future of the program, making it all the more timely and relevant.
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