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Partners’ Meet

Smile Foundation organised a ‘Partners’ Meet’ for its NGO partners across East India and parts of North East India on December 3 and 4, 2009. The two-day long event was organised at Hotel Kalinga Ashok, Bhubaneswar, Orissa.
Representatives from 21 grassroots development organisations in West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Orissa, Assam, Manipur etc had a fruitful session sharing their problems and making an attempt to find solutions. Special sessions on Good Governance, Sustainability, Leadership and Communication were held. The aim of the workshop was to build the capacities of grassroots NGOs.

Music For Change

Smile Foundation is now a part of Change Beats, which is an innovative attempt to make a difference through music by sensitising youngsters in developing world about their counterparts living in other parts of the world. The programme - Change Beats is supported by International Child Support (ICS) in which the musicians from Netherlands compose music along with young musicians from Tanzania, Suriname and India. The music mix of developing (India, Brazil, Suriname and South Africa) and developed world aims at bridging the gap between the two worlds.

Javed Jaffrey celebrates with Smile kids

Bollywood actor Javed Jaffrey who is also the host of the famous reality dance show Boogie Woogie celebrated his 46th birthday with Smile Foundation children at his residence in Mumbai on December 4, 2009.
As a birthday gift, the kids presented a handmade card and bouquet to him. Mr. Jaffrey and his wife Habiba played host to the children and served them a delicious meal. Along with many valuable tips on education and career options, Mr and Mrs Jaffrey also distributed gifts among the children. Mr Jaffrey invited the kids to participate in the Boogie Woogie dance show.

health camp at Bhilwara
Smile Foundation in association with Jain Sabha Women’s Wing organised the seventh multi-disciplinary health camp at Shahpura in Bhilwara district of Rajasthan. The camp was organised from September 11 to September 21, 2009. The health camp had a make-shift 500 bed hospital, which offered varied medical service to people from about 100 villages in the vicinity of Shahpura. At least 4632 people were provided free medical service and 554 people underwent surgery.

Chhoone Do Aasmaan
A series of short films on the real life stories of children living in the slums of big and small cities were telecast under the campaign Chhoone Do Aasmaan from August 31 to October 31, 2009 on NDTV India.
The campaign ended with an hour long panel discussion (Hum Log) hosted by Mr. Pankaj Pachauri on November 1, 2009. A special episode of Chhoone Do Aasmaan hosted by child actor Darsheel Safary was telecast on Children’s Day November 14, 2009.

Chhoone Do Aasmaan was a joint initiative of Smile Foundation and NDTV to bring to light the hidden aspirations of less privileged children. It was an attempt to showcase the dreams and desires of the underprivileged children residing in the urban slums across the country.