Mission Education

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.

Smile Foundation’s educational initiatives include Pre-school [3-6 yrs], Non Formal Education [6-14 yrs non-school going], Remedial Education [6-14 yrs school going] and Bridge Course [14-18 yrs drop-outs]. It works for education for underprivileged children who are under difficult circumstances, such as child labour, children of poorest of the parents, children inflicted and affected with HIV/AIDS, street and runaway children, children with rare disabilities, disaster struck children and slum children. Special emphasis is given on girl education and women education, so that they and their families get empowered.

Since its inception in 2002, more than 200,000 underprivileged children have directly benefitted from the Mission Education programme.


What We Did Last Year

21,346 CHILDREN DIRECTLY PROVIDED EDUCATION THROUGH 120 CENTERS IN 21 STATES

50% OF TOTAL BENEFICIARIES ENROLLED WERE GIRL CHILDREN, TO ENSURE A FAIR START FOR ALL

100% CHILDREN RECEIVED REGULAR NUTRITION & HEALTH CARE SUPPORT

100% TEACHERS RECEIVED TRAINING IN INNOVATIVE TEACHING SKILLS


Inspiring Stories From Ground

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Lavanya
Hyderabad

“I want to be the Prime Minister.” - Lavanya, 10 yrs

It is hard to miss the sparkle in Lavanya’s eyes when she says this. Full of mischief and fun now, Lavanya did not have a very happy childhood initially. Abandoned by her father at birth, Lavanya lost her mother too, in an accident seven years ago. But the little girl was lucky to get a second mother. Her maternal aunt Padma adopted her and started bringing her up like her own daughter. Padma works a s a contruction laborer and has to struggle everyday to feed both her daughters Lavanya and Shobha but she never gets tired because she has big dreams for both of them.

Lavanya studies in the 4th standard along with Shobha at a Mission education center in Hyderabad. She likes to draw and dance and so does her sister. Lavanya wants to grow up to be a teacher and teach children who do not have the means to pursue an education.

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