Urban Exposure supports two incredible charities that you can learn more about using the links below.

We would love to introduce other like minded organisations as corporate sponsors. If you are touched by the work of either charity and would like to find out more, please contact us.

Akshaya Patra

 

Urban Exposure is proud to support The Akshaya Patra Foundation. Akshaya Patra is an Indian NGO providing a freshly cooked, nourishing and life changing school lunch to over 1.6 million school children in India’s poorest communities every day. Their mission is to reach out to 5 million children by 2020.

Close to 8.1 million underprivileged children in India are out of school and engaged in child labour in order to earn a single meal in a day (www.worldbank.org.in).

The surest way to break out of the cycle of poverty is through education. Education can significantly improve the quality of life of a family for generations to come. When the basic needs of a child, such as food are not met, education often becomes the last priority.

Akshaya Patra are helping underprivileged children by providing them with a healthy, balanced meal that they would otherwise have to work for. The meal is an incentive for them to continue their education. It helps reduce the dropout rate to an enormous extent and increases classroom attendance.

Objectives of the Akshaya Patra Food For Education Programme: eradicate classroom hunger; increase school enrolment; increase school attendance; improve socialisation among castes; address malnutrition; address the gender gap within schools.

Find out more at www.foodforeducation.org.uk.

Norwood

 

Urban Exposure is proud to support Norwood, the largest Jewish charity in the UK supporting vulnerable children and their families, children with special educational needs and people with learning disabilities.

Founded in 1795, Norwood is one of the UK’s oldest charities and the only Jewish charity to enjoy the Patronage of Her Majesty The Queen.

We help children and adults to maximise their potential at home, at school and throughout their lives, through personalised services designed to enable choice.

Supporting children and their families at home facing individual challenges. Assisting children and young people with special educational needs and schooling. Norwood also work with people with learning disabilities and/or autism, throughout their lives. Norwood provides services for thousands of people.

Norwood works with 56 local authorities and has 55 homes and centres across London and the South East.

It costs £35 million a year for Norwood to provide their services. Every year they look to raise £12 million from voluntary donations.

Norwood has a workforce of over 2,000, made up of 1,250 staff and hundreds of dedicated volunteers.

Find out more at www.norwood.org.uk.