comprehensively captures Smile Foundation’s lifecycle
approach of development by following the journey of
bringing change in one community. It portrays Smile
Foundation’s focus on children and their families,
through intensive welfare programmes on education, healthcare,
livelihood and women empowerment. All these subjects
are interlinked and unless attention is paid to every
aspect, sustainable change cannot be brought in a community.
Meenu is the protagonist of this journey, which touches
the entire community, spreading smiles in its wake.
School Bell Ringing
School Bell Ringing
documents a Mission Education project, which was initiated
in 2009 in Jajpur district of Odisha and is now successfully
completed. Bridge course centres, remedial education
centres and computer literacy centres were set up, besides
formation of Mother’s Associations and Village
Education Committees to ensure community sensitization.
The outcome of the project is the resonance of School
Bell which exemplifies change, joy and hope for the
children as well as the community.
This documentary records
Smile Foundation’s integrated Education and Health
project, being implemented in a cluster of villages
of Guna district, Madhya Pradesh. The programme focuses
on bringing overall development of the community by
providing quality education to children through Mission
Education and primary healthcare services through Smile
Health Camps. Recently, two adult education centres,
for women and older girls have also been initiated under
the project. The programme is supported by GAIL.
Reaching the Unreached
Smile on Wheels mobile
hospital programme has been operating as a vital lifeline
for the poorest. Following a community centric and sustainable
health delivery model, Smile on Wheels is a national
level mobile hospital programme which takes curative,
preventive and promotive healthcare services to the
doorsteps of urban poor and underserved villagers, particularly
women and children. At present, Smile on Wheels is benefitting
231,000 people directly every year through 21 operational
projects, covering 265 remote villages and urban slums
in 15 states across India.
The documentary effectively showcases Smile Foundationís Swabhiman programme, dedicated to the empowerment of women and girl children. Shot at some of our project centres in Delhi NCR, the film captures various interventions including health awareness and access, with focus on reproductive and child health; education support through scholarship; initiating behavioral change, specifically among male counterparts; and life skills training, through which Swabhiman has been making a difference to the lives of women and adolescent girls in underprivileged communities.
This series of 8 short
films was an effort by Smile Foundation to sensitize
people about issues like child labour and atrocities
of the girl child. For the campaign small children reported
about the plight of the underprivileged children. Real
life stories of victims of child abuse were shown in
the campaign, who were later supported by Smile Foundation.