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Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation directly benefitting over 300,000 children and their families every year, through 158 welfare projects on education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment, in more than 700 remote villages and slums across 25 states of India.

Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life: the means because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one's awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behaviour to understanding one's rights – and in the process help him/her evolve as a better citizen.

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.

Realizing this, Smile Foundation, beginning in the corridors of education, adopted a lifecycle approach of development, focusing its interventions on children, their families and the larger community.

Smile Foundation believes that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Following this model of Civic Driven Change, Smile Foundation sensitizes and engages the civil society, making it an active partner in all its welfare initiatives.

Today, 8 million children in India are out of school – surrounded by poverty, illness and despair; they are fighting a daily battle for their survival. Together, we can bring hope in their lives. Together, we can bring change and make it last.
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AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS
Education Excellence Awards 2013

Smile Foundation has been conferred with the "EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS - 2013" by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ASSOCHAM) & The Education Post.
Smile Foundation recognized with the NGO Excellence Award

Smile Foundation has been conferred the Corporate Excellence Award for NGO Excellence. The award was received by Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, Chief Operating Officer, on behalf of Smile Foundation, at a ceremony held in Mumbai.
Smile Foundation bags Quality Initiative Mission Award 2013

Smile Foundation has bagged this year's Quality Initiative Mission Award for innovation and excellence in school education for its Mission Education programme.
Healthcare Leadership Award 2012

Smile Foundation bagged the Healthcare Leadership Award 2012, instituted by Knowledge Resource Development & Welfare Group, for its healthcare initiatives.
Smile Foundation represents India in Together4Change Alliance

Smile Foundation has been chosen to represent India as the member of Together4Change Alliance, instituted by a consortium led by International Child Support (ICS) and Dutch organisations namely, Wilde Ganzen (Wild Geese), Wereldkideren (NICWO), and SOS Kinderdorpen, with support from the Dutch government.
GE Healthcare - Modern Medicare Excellence Award

Smile Foundation has been awarded the GE Healthcare - Modern Medicare Excellence Awards for its phenomenal work in healthcare.
Asia-Pacific Child Rights Awards

Smile Foundation has won the Asia Pacific Child Rights Awards for its television campaign Choone Do Aasman, broadcasted on NDTV India.
NTR Memorial Trust Award for excellence in Mission Education

Smile Foundation has been awarded the NTR Memorial Trust Award for its outstanding achievement and high standards of excellence in the implementation of its educational programme for underprivileged children at the grassroots.
Barclay's Bank Chairman's Award

Smile Foundation has been awarded the Barclays Bank Chairman's Award for putting its best efforts along with the bank's Indian employees in helping disadvantaged communities.
Smile Foundation features in Inventive Indians from Civil Society

Smile Foundation has been featured in Inventive Indians, an iconic book on ‘Great stories of change’ from the publishers of Civil Society magazine.
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