Change The Game Academy- technologically advanced global platform to build capacities for the Grassroot NGOs in India

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Smile Foundation, the Indian associate for the global initiative implemented in Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and South-Africa

New Delhi : January 27, 2016 : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, in collaboration with The Wilde Ganzen Foundation, the Netherlands, launched Change The Game Academy, a unique and one of its kind, e-learning platform that will offer training to the Grassroot NGOs on sustainable solutions such as – local fundraising, building organizational capacity and mobilizing support to name a few.

The portal will provide free e-learning courses, toolkits, inspiring case studies from across world and tips to replicate the same in Indian context with an active support of an extensive library. Apart from its presence in India, this program is also being implemented in Brazil, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda and South-Africa. NGO’s who are interested to undergo this training, have to send a request mail to [email protected] in order to get the full access of the website.

Eventually, these courses will be available at three levels: level A for organisations with limited knowledge and experience, level B for organisations with intermediate, and level C for organisations with advanced knowledge and experience in each domain. This initiative will not only strengthen the capacity of Community Based Organisations (CBOs) and Grassroot Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in India but also will connect them with a global platform.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr. Sanatnu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee, Smile Foundation said, “As an organization Smile Foundation has always aimed to identify, handhold and build capacities of genuine grassroots NGOs to achieve accountability, sustainability, scalability and leadership. We are glad to be associated with The Wilde Ganzen Foundation to take our mission to the next level. We are hopeful that by leveraging technology, Small scale NGO’s now can operate in a more structured and effective manner.”

About Smile Foundation:

Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation reaching out to more than 400,000 underprivileged children, youth and women directly every year through 158 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, youth employability, and women empowerment across 26 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.

About The Wilde Ganzen Foundation:

Wild Geese Foundation since 1958 supports people in their efforts to achieve a better future for their community. In addition to supporting small-scale projects, Wilde Geese Foundation invests in domestic resource mobilisation and claim making capacity in low & middle income countries for structural, long term change.