Smile Foundation has added a new partner its family
in the form of SOS Children's Villages of India. SMILE has formally agreed to support the SOS family house 'Achlama'
at Bawana Children's Village in Nort-West Delhi. Initially, the
support will be for two years amounting to Rs. 1 million.
“Many helpless and vulnerable children who
are deprived of care, protection and love of their family have found
a new loving and caring parent in the SOS mother as well as brothers
& sisters and a home to call their own in our villages across
the country,” says Mr. Pradeep Singh, National Director, SOS
Children’s Villages of India. “This is possible because
some socially aware organization like yours has come forward with
help for these children. Your sensitive and concern for the work
of SOS Children’s Villages of India will enable needy children
to live life with dignity and participate in the joy of childhood”
– he conveys.
SOS-India was started in 1964. Today, there are
39 SOS Children's Villages including facilities for Tibetan children
and new projects under establishment and 122 allied projects like
Kindergartens, Schools, Social, Medical, Vocational Training Centres
and Outreach Initiatives spread across the country reaching out
to thousands of children. SOS-India is a member of SOS-Kinderdorf
International, operational in 132 countries.
SOS Children’s Village Bawana is situated
in the North-West part of Delhi. The village was established in
1974 to reach out to needy children in and around Delhi. The village
is spread over 7.6 acres of land. There are 20 family homes, one
kindergarten, a dispensary, a community house and a small library
in the premises of the village. There are 229 children in all in
the village, comprising of 151 girls and 78 boys. Two Youth projects
are also undergoing through Bawana Village.