Smile Foundation introduced social venture philanthropy (SVP) model in the development sector of India way back in 2002. Within half a decade of the journey, the grassroots initiatives nurtured by Smile through its SVP are becoming readymade role models for replication.
The efforts and innovations put in by Smile Foundation to augment and strengthen the capacities of grassroots initiatives are getting recognised at the international level too. Noteworthy of mentioning the recent one, three leading Dutch developmental organisations namely Wild Geese, KidsRights Foundation and Net4Kids have joined hands with Smile to support a programme titled Action for Children which will cover genuine initiatives across India.
On the other hand, Microsoft Corporation has joined Smile Twin e-Learning Projects through a valuable grant for pan India scalability. A few weeks prior to this, a delegation from Chia Se Poverty Alleviation Program, Yen Bai Province, Vietnam visited the project areas of Swabhiman - Smile’s initiative for the girl children. The team of specialists took relevant learning from the intervention for implementing the same in Vietnam.
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