Quality Education

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By 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:

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

Click here to read how Education has transformed lives of ordinary children in short time. The section contains a select case studies.

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

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