spread our projects across the length and breadth of the country, to the remotest of villages, and the unreached masses. Today Smile Foundation is operating in more than 950 villages and slums from 25 states of India.
Scalability and sustainability must go hand in hand as only sustained growth can bring real and permanent change. Corporate, schools, grant making institutions, celebrities and media have been active partners in our journey and have helped us strengthen our belief in the philosophy of Civic Driven Change. It is people again, committed, responsible individuals who are at the heart of these organisations and whose beilef, trust and support has brought us so far.
Acting as a catalyst in connecting resources and channelizing them towards social outcomes by fostering constructive partnerships, enhancing community participation, building the capacities of grassroots organisations, sensitising the privileged masses to become change makers, Smile Foundation has been charting its way towards becoming a sustainable Indian social institution.
2016-17 has been a year marked by growth in all aspects, be it quantitative and qualitative scaling up of our projects, the multiplied number of direct beneficiaries whose lives have been positively impacted, a strengthened pool of dedicated human resources, or the many successful partnerships with our stakeholders and supporters.
ImFact'16 will take you through these achievements that Smile Foundation has been able to accomplish on the ground, as also through some of the most inspiring stories of change that have made our journey worthwhile. Hope you will find it an interesting read.
Co-Founder & Executive Trustee