Since its inception,
Smile Foundation has been working for the holistic development of
children by imparting quality education to less privileged children
and taking care of their healthcare needs through its Mission Education
Programme. The Foundation is now tying up with Corporate giants
to facilitate quality education and infrastructural needs of the
The Foundation in association with Caterpillar
Foundation, is trying to enhance quality education to underprivileged
children studying in government schools of Tamil Nadu.
It may be mentioned that Smile Foundation conducted
a Need Assessment Survey on the government schools in three different
districts of Tamil Nadu namely Thiruvallur, Hosur and Kishnagiri.
The report stated that though the children here have easy access
to primary education, most of them are poor in subjects like English,
Maths and Science. Similarly, the school buildings are in a dilapidated
state and there are not enough classrooms and teachers. The schools
do not have basic facilities like drinking water, lavatories and
electricity. Though there are many bright children, due to lack
of proper training, teaching methods and infrastructure, the students
lose interest in studies and often drop out from school.
Through the survey, Smile Foundation identified
13 schools where the Foundation in collaboration with Caterpillar
Foundation is aiding the infrastructural needs of the school which
includes building more classrooms, lavatories, well-equipped laboratories,
providing drinking water facilities, electricity, computers, uniforms
and lab equipment in the schools.
Smile Foundation is also imparting Remedial
Education and computer training to the children through the Mission
Education Programme. It also includes the salaries of teachers and
instructors. Smile Foundation volunteers are imparting basic remedial
education to 678 underprivileged children of 13 government schools.
Smile Foundation and Caterpillar Foundation
have plans to extend their aid to all the schools in Thiruvallur,
Hosur & Kishnagiri districts soon.
Schools under the programme:
• PUPS School, Vidayur, Kadamhathur
• PU Middle School, Vengathurr
• PU Primary School, Melnallathur
• Govt. Girls High School. Manvalnagar
• KEMC Govt. higher Secondary School, Manvalangar
• CSI High School, Ikkad
• R. M. Jain Govt. Girls Hr. Secondary School, VM Nagar
• Govt. Girls High School, Kadambathur
• Govt. Girl s Higher Secondary School, Kadam Bathur
• TELC Middle School, Periyakuppam-
• Municipal High School, Rajaji Salai
• TELC Kabis Higher Secondary School, Pandur
• PU Middle School, Kadamhathur