a standard of excellence, five deserving students Mumbai
project have scored above 75% and secured distinctions
too.On behalf of our partner and dedicated teachers,
we thank our children
Smile Foundation and CORP (Community
Outreach Programme) have taken up the mission of brining smile to
children and women through the education and health care programme
in slum clusters of Thane and Mumbai in Maharashtra.
About the Partner
Community Outreach Programme
(CORP), this partner of Smile Foundation, is a registered voluntary
organization established in 1977, has been working in the field
of community development. CORP is primarily working in the field
of education which includes Balwadi (pre school education), Remedial
Education, education and support programme for differently challenged.
Other major programmes include shelter for Street Children, Programmes
for Youth, Self Help Groups (SHG), Vocational Training and Senior
is the head office of Community Outreach Programme (CORP). Presently
the organization is working in 13 slum communities with 20 centers
in and around the city of Mumbai.
The organization is already
running 3 centers which include Remedial Classes, Pre School and
crèche. The project is running in 2 centers in the middle
of the slum community. One center is running at the community hall
covering preschool and the remedial classes. Balwadi covering 90
children is run in a chawl (small room) in the community.
There are around 300
children covered through these 3 centers. The project is for the
children of the commercial sex workers and physically and mentally
As part of the project, regular
medical camps and awareness programmes are organized for the community
The organization is also running
self-help groups and income generation programmes for the community
women, which is proving to be very beneficial for the women
The Vidya Sagar Vikas Kendra,
is at present covering around 250 under the remedial education,
preschool and Balwadi. The children attending remedial education
are going to the formal school and the children studying in the
preschool and Balwadi will be integrated into the formal school
project titled ‘Vidya Sagar Vikas Kendra, Care of
Children at risk situation in Indira Nagar, Thane’
provides basic education and health care support to underprivileged
children in Mumbai slums including those who are given preschool
training (100) and remedial education (150) in the existing centres.
The project area covers the
slum clusters of Indira Nagar located west of Thane (Mumbai) on
the eastern foothills of Borivali National Park. The beneficiary
community include migrants from U.P, Haryana, Bihar and Maharashtra,
mainly working in nearby industries, some are employed in temporary
and seasonal jobs; women mainly working in small industries and
in the houses of nearby colonies.
All the children in the Crèche
are provided nutrition, Uniform, Sports & recreation facility
along with Education.
Children included in remedial
education are provided with Medical check up camps (supportive aid,
Corrective surgery etc) awareness programmes along with other sports
and recreation facilities.
Medical camps are designed
to be held every month for the deprived children of the centre as
well as for the community women in the locality. These camps are
mostly on general health care, common ailments, maternal health,
ENT etc regularly. Awareness programmes are also being conducted
for the community every month on various issues.
- Children in the age
group of 10 - 14 would be persuaded to study up to middle class
level - informal or formal school - at least 70% of children
in age group 10-12. Children in age-group
13-14 and above may be facilitated to undergo some skills training
once they acquire basic literacy.
- Severely children with
malnutrition and anemia; and specifically girls should be given
proper care and brought to the growth char
Smile Foundation and Community
Outreach Programme (CORP) aspire to give a new direction to these
children and set an example of community welfare in Mumbai slums.