Business Standard (10 July 2013)
A three-day workshop for NGOs commenced here Wednesday to equip them for participating effectively in social change at the local level, officials said.
‘Empowering Grassroots’ is being conducted under the guidance of subject experts, trainers and international observers. NGO Smile Foundation has organised the the capacity-building workshop.
“It is an effort to bring various grassroot NGOs working in isolation on a similar platform to discuss, ask questions, learn from each other and get guidance from the bigger players in the field,” said Vikram Singh Verma, CEO of Smile Foundation.
Smile Foundation has built the capacities of 500 grassroots NGOs under the ‘Empowering Grassroots’ programme in the last two years. This year, another 500 are expected to be covered under the project with an aim to reach out to 5,000 NGOs by 2015.