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Programme Updates

Mission Education

Six grassroots NGOs namely Sankhasurbhra in Kolkata, Digamber in Chhattisgarh, Shikhar Yuva Manch in Chhattisgarh, Ankur Vidyalya in Jammu, Koshish in Kashmir and Soshit Samadhan Kendra in Patna joined Smile Foundation as partners in the Mission Education programme.

Outreach projects

For effective functioning of the Non Formal Education centres in Jajpur, the Foundation brought some significant changes by providing study materials to all the centres, initiating nutrition programme in all NFE centres, establishing toy banks in all NFE centres, providing uniforms to all the students etc. A new remedial education centre was also inaugurated on November 12, 2009 at Pankapal High School.
Five village education committees were formed in each village to motivate the parents to send their kids to the centre. The committee holds a meeting every month to assess the progress of the children in studies.

Child For Child Programme

Several events and workshops were organised in Bangalore, Nagpur, Pune, Kolkata, Ajmer to sensitise students of reputed schools about the plight of less privileged children. The number of children reached out through the Child For Child programme has now gone up to about 700,000.

Smile Twin e-Learning Programme

As of now, 1502 STeP students have got a placement in leading companies like Coffee Day Xpress, Aegis BPO, Live Wire, Spice BPO, Mc.Donalds, Heritage Foods India Ltd, County Apparels etc. Out of them, 207 were placed this quarter. STeP Aroh Centre at Noida and ST. Paul Charitable Trust, Jhansi created 100 per cent placement record. Two new STeP centres were setup one in Delhi and another in Noida.

Action For Children

Smile Foundation in association with its grassroots partners organised 14 local actions. Under the KidsXL programme, children from Neetiman Charitable Trust were joined in by their friends from DPS Rohini who taught them how to paint on the computer.

Smile on Wheels

The mobile hospital programme of Smile Foundation has provided treatment to more than 50,000 patients since April 2009. The Smile on Wheels covered a distance of 21481 km, organised 543 camps and reached out to 50721 patients.

Swabhiman

Smile Foundation organised 579 HIV/AIDS awareness sessions under Swabhiman. 2869 community women and adolescent girls from 10 Swabhiman intervention areas benefitted from it. ‘Educating Women for Development’, a group started by ex-alumni of Yale University came forward to support two girl children from Swabhiman intervention areas.

Information Technology

Smile Foundation offices in Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi are now connected through a video - conferencing system, which has quickened the process of decision making. The Smile Foundation website will soon have a page with relevant information on new job opportunities available for the STeP alumni and students exclusively.