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Poor ChildrenBy the government estimate, out of 200 million children in the age group of 6 to 14 in India, around 59 million do not attend school. Of the rest, who are currently in school, four out of every 10 children beginning to attend school will drop out before completing their primary school education. In addition, various studies of children's learning achievement indicates that the situation is actually grim. Recent community based surveys done in 28 cities and eight rural districts in the country find that not more than 30 per cent of school children in the age group 6 to 14, in an educationally advanced state like Maharashtra, can read simple text fluently or do basic arithmetic sums.

The aim of education imparted should be to bring changes not only in the amount of knowledge gained but also in the abilities to do so, to think and to acquire habits, skills and attitude which characterize an individual who is socially accepted and adjusted.

Education is a means to an end, Smile believes in the “empowering” effect of education and its ability to enable people to develop a critical questioning attitude towards society, government, existing gender and cultural stereo types.

The term universalisation must include universal enrolment, universal retention and universal achievement of an acceptable level of reading; writing and arithmetic. We at Smile believe that quality education is key to overcoming poverty in a single generation. And the same is fundamental in creating a future for human security, community development and progress of the nation. It is an enormous challenge.

It is also an immense opportunity.

Smile works for providing an enabling environment with its partner organisations (NGOs), to kindle the light of education in each child. Towards this end, training teachers in sound and creative pedagogy, providing appropriate teaching aids, improving infrastructure facilities, starting libraries, community mobilization and literacy promotion are our priority.

We cannot ignore the limitations imposed by the realities of our systems nor do we aim to. Instead of creating parallel structures, Smile supplements and works in synergy with existing Government and other initiatives in providing education to all.

In our endeavour to improve the quality of education imparted through the non formal sector we aim and work for:


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    Achieving 100% School enrolment and retention
  • Promoting girl child education
  • Capacitating teachers to be effective as facilitators of learning
  • Promoting the culture of reading
  • Equipping children with skills for life
  • Providing conducive learning environment
  • Community participation that supports learning

 

Some of SMILE's projects on education executed/under execution:

Please click the links below for more details about projects
  Project Partner Organisation State
Bringing little smile to these tiny
angels in Orissa
Utsarga Orissa
Mainstreaming And Rehabilitating Children In Mumbai Remand Homes Sahaara Charitable Society Maharashtra
Community Development Through Education, Health And Livelihood Jana Kalyan Samiti Chakwaja Bihar
Empowering rural Kerala Children through Education and Skills
Mitraniketan Kerala
Nurturing Aspiration of Deprived Kids
in a Remote Orissa Village
Nishtha Orissa
Education, Health and special Care for Needy Children of Delhi Slums The health & Care Society Delhi
Child Development through
Community Empowerment
Association for Social Health & Advancement (ASHA)

West Bengal

New Opportunity for Women (NOW) with Smile

New Oppurtunity for Women (NOW)
Delhi
An Empowerment Story and Smiling Children
of Ahmedabad Slums
Samvedana Trust Gujarat

Spreading Smile in Chhattisgarh with TAPASWANI

TAPASWANI
Chhattisgarh
Empowering Tribal Children through
Integrated Education
Udiyaman Matrukhetra Trust Orissa
Ensuring Holistic Development of
Deprived Children in Bolangir
Jana Sewak Sangha Orissa
Educating Slum Children of Hyderabad –
with focus on Girl Children
Mahita Andhra Pradesh
A Success Story: Empowerment
through Education and Livelihood Skills
Jupiter Academy Uttar Pradesh
Nai Disha – A New Path for Under-privileged
children through Education
Nai Disha Free Education Society

NOIDA, U.P.

Taking a Small Step
to Set a Big Example in NOIDA
Sankalp Saksharta Samiti NOIDA, U.P.
When a Teacher stands up, the Society gets Educated Tagore Model Shikshan Sansthan
Rajasthan
A Novel Prayatn ‘Effort’ in
Community Welfare
Prayatn Delhi
Passion For Compassion Samvedana Ahmedabad
Education & Health Care for
Needy Children in Remote Assam
Parijat Academy Assam
Smile for the Deprived Children
in Rural Tamil Nadu
Sevalaya Tamil Nadu
Empowerment of Destitute Girls
through Education in Maharashtra
Amcha Ghar Maharashtra
Giving Vulnerable Children to a Life
with Dignity in West Bengal
Don Bosco Ashalayam West Bengal
Brining Dignity and Self Reliance
for Karnataka Adolescent Girls
Sisters of Charity Karnataka
Special Programme for Children
at Risk in Mumbai Slums
CORP (Community Outreach Programme) Maharashtra
Empowering remote Orissa villages
through enabling Adolescent Girls
Jyotirmayee Mahila Samiti Orissa
Smile for street children of Bangalore BOSCO Karnataka
A Holistic Empowerment
through Education in Delhi Slums
Chetanalya Delhi
Empowering Society through
Girl’s Education in Rajasthan
Humana People to People Rajasthan
English Language as tool of Empowerment for Delhi Children and Women Swami Sivananda Memorial Institute Delhi
Empowerment programme for children
with Autism Spectrum Disorder in Karnataka
Spastics Society Karnataka
Rag Picking to Star Plucking –
An Endeavour in Cuttack Slums
Utkal Sevak Samaj Orissa
Education, Health and special Care for Needy Children of Delhi Slums The health & Care Society Delhi
Nurturing Aspiration of Deprived Kids
in a Remote Orissa Village
Nishtha Orissa
Speech and Hearing no barrier for these Kids to Smile Jyotirmaya Seva Samiti Madhya Pradesh
Action for Special Children with Autism Action for Autism Delhi
An Empowerment Story and Smiling Children
of Ahmedabad Slums
Samvedana Trust Gujarat
A Healing Touch & Integrated Community Development in Maharashtra
Sevadham Trust Maharashtra
A Renewed Effort for A Dignified Life
for the Underprivileged Children and Girls
Nav Srishti Haryana
A Ray of Light and Flash of SMILE
for Children and Women in Chhattisgarh
Berojgar Mahila Seva Samiti Chhattisgarh
Ensuring Holistic Development of
Deprived Children in Bolangir
Jana Sewak Sangha Orissa
Taking a Small Step
to Set a Big Example in NOIDA
Sankalp Saksharta Samiti Uttar Pradesh
A Novel Prayatn ‘Effort’ in
Community Welfare
Prayatn Delhi
Empowering Community through
Enabling the Youth Education
 
Society for All Round Development Delhi
Empowering Tribal Children through
Integrated Education
Udiyaman Matrukhetra Trust Orissa
Nai Disha – A New Path for Under-privileged
children through Education
Nai Disha Free Education Society

Uttar Pradesh

Child Development through
Community Empowerment
Association for Social Health & Advancement (ASHA)

West Bengal

Salaam the effort to Bring
Street Children Smile
Salaam Baalak Trust Delhi
Bringing little smile to these tiny
angels in Orissa
Utsarga Orissa
Community Development through
Education, Health and Livelihood
Adhaar Society Delhi
A Success Story: Empowerment
through Education and Livelihood Skills
Jupiter Academy Uttar Pradesh
Taking Schools to the Doorstep - A Novel Endeavour Sahyogita Delhi
When a Teacher stands up, the Society gets Educated Tagore Model Shikshan Sansthan
Rajasthan

Empowering Girls through Education and Skills for Livelihood

Prerana
Delhi

New Opportunity for Women (NOW) with Smile

New Oppurtunity for Women (NOW)
Delhi

Spreading Smile in Chhattisgarh with TAPASWANI

TAPASWANI
Chhattisgarh

Integrated Community Development Interventions

Navjyoti Delhi Police Foundation
Delhi
Smile for SOS Children SOS Children's Village Delhi
PAHAL - The First Initiative Nav Shrishti Haryana
Bringing Enlightenment through Education
for Poor Children in Remote Orissa belt
Hiradhar Yubak Sangha High School Orissa
A Lady's Love and SMILE for Children
in NOIDA Slum

Sankalp Saksharta Samiti

Uttar Pradesh
Nai Disha - The New Direction Nai Disha Free Education Society Uttar Pradesh
A Long Travel By A Lonely Man Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Bal Vidya Mandir Uttar Pradesh
A Teacher's Crusade Tagore Model Shikshan Sansthan
Rajasthan
A story of Excellence in Social Empowerment
from Lucknow
Jupiter Academy Uttar Pradesh
The Women's Brigade Swashrit Society Delhi
From Rag Picking To School Going Sahyogita Delhi
Making Life Valuable For Tribal Children Udiyaman Matrukhetra Trust Orissa
Strengthening Women's Voice Nav Srishti Delhi
CARING for Children who have NONE Nishtha Orissa
An NGO for welfare of many VIDYAS Vidya Delhi
Education Support Programme Tara Educare Academy Uttar Pradesh
Young Comrades of Lady Irwin College Avyakt Delhi
Passion For Compassion Samvedana Ahmedabad
Intensive Child Health Care Project
Utsarga Orissa
Lighting Human Lives Navjyoti Development Society
Delhi
Bringing Smile On To A Thousand Faces St. Mary's School Delhi
Multi-Pronged Efforts Prayatn Delhi
Vatsalya Graha Anurag Society Delhi
Education Support Programme Vikash Vidyalaya Foundation Orissa

 

 
Some of SMILE's Workshops/Events on education

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MATH & SCIENCE MADE EASY
LEARNING THROUGH ART & CRAFT
TRAINING WORKSHOP OF TEACHERS IN ADOLESCENT HEALTH PROMOTION & COUNSELING
DISCOVERING SELF
TEACHING METHODOLOGY FOR ENGLISH & MATHEMATIC
INTRODUCTION TO CHILD CENTERED EDUCATION