About Smile Foundation

Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families every year, through more than 200 live welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in over 950 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.

Doubtless, education is the most powerful catalyst for social transformation. But child education cannot be done in isolation. A child will go to school only if the family, particularly the mother, is assured of healthcare and empowered. Moreover, when an elder sibling is relevantly skilled to be employable and begins earning, the journey of empowerment continues beyond the present generation.

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Story of the day

“All my childhood I believed that poverty is the most terrible thing in a human’s life. I have always felt that everyone is happier than me. Arranging food for the family was no less than a back-breaking struggle for my father. The stock of food used to be very limited in our kitchen, we wore...

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Our Reach

In keeping with its philosophy of ‘Real Work Real Change’, Smile Foundation has taken its intervention into the interiors of India, reaching the unreached in the remotest of rural areas and urban slums with our services.

25

States

250

Projects

950

villages & slums

Our Work

Following a lifecycle approach, Smile Foundation works intensively through focused welfare projects in four major areas – child education, healthcare for families, skills training and livelihood for youth, and community engagement through women empowerment.

So far, we have been able to directly impact the lives of over 1 million children and families.

Mission Education is a national level programme of Smile Foundation, which is committed to providing basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children. Smile Foundation believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there's no better place to start than in the corridors of education.

Last Year's Impact

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21,346 children directly provided education through 120 centres in 21 states

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50% of total beneficiaries enrolled were girl children, to ensure a fair start for all

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100% children received regular nutrition & health care support

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100% teachers received training in innovative teaching skills

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“He who has health has hope; and he who has hope has everything” – Arabic proverb

Smile Foundation has initiated the Smile on Wheels programme to address problems of mobility, accessibility and availability of primary health care, in urban slums and remote rural areas.

Last Year's Impact

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354,088 people received healthcare services in 465 remote villages & slums

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60% of the total
beneficiaries covered were women

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3,886 children benefitted from School Health Programme

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154 multi-specialty health camps met the healthcare need of 45,855 people

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Smile Twin E- learning Programme (STeP) is an initiative of Smile Foundation that aims at creating a pool of young and independent people, from the marginalized section, through skill enhancement in tandem with market requirements. It is an effort towards bridging the gap between demand and supply of skilled manpower in the fast emerging services and retail sectors of modern India.

Last Year's Impact

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5850 youth trained, 4015 youth placed

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30 new centres added across five states of India

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118 employer engagement sessions & 82 industry exposure visits conducted

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55% of the total beneficiaries were women

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Swabhiman, meaning self-respect in English, was initiated in 2005. The programme has been strategically formulated to save the girl child, empower poor and support women empowerment. The programme is specifically aimed at realization of both individual and collective self-esteem and inner strength for marginalised and socially excluded women and adolescent girls through innovative community practices.

Last Year's Impact

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68,030 women and girl children were benefitted and empowered

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112 women and girls were trained to be "change agents" to help sustain the change in communities

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Over 26,500 community members were sensitised and couselled on issued concerning women rights

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Scholarship support was provided to 92 less privileged girls for higher education

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Events and Updates

World Food Day with the tiny tots

Smile Foundation conducts 5-day residential capacity building programme for Community Based Organisations

Intel employees build bicycles to bring school closer to Smile kids

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Supporters Speak

"We at Air France-KLM have been working in close co-operation with Smile Foundation to help empower underprivileged children and youth through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes. Since 2010, we have supplemented substantial support system..."

Yeshwant Pawar
General Manager, Air France-KLM Alps, Balkans and Central Europe

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