Gradeup collaborates with Smile Foundation to empower the girl child
On the special occasion of International Women's day 8th March 2019, Gradeup, India’s largest preparation platform for competitive exams, announces its collaboration with Smile Foundation, a development organisation to support its initiative that empowers girl child education "She can Fly give her the sky.
As part of this collaboration, Gradeup will be sponsoring education for eight girls for the upcoming year. To experience the Joy of giving back, all women employees of Gradeup will be visiting Smile Foundation's Mission Education Center in Noida. Fun filled activities like Potluck lunch, Painting, Dance competition are planned for the children at the Mission Education Center.
Sharing an insight into the collaboration, Spokesperson, Gradeup remarked, “At Gradeup, we have always believed in and strongly advocated in favor of equal opportunities for all, irrespective of their gender, financial and social status. Through our initiative undertaken on the wonderful occasion of Women’s Day, we aspire to uplift underprivileged girls and provide them with avenues for their betterment in terms of education. We consider our collaboration with Smile Foundation as a significant step towards the same, and we are certain that this will further help us in bringing our vision of holistic empowerment to reality.”
Santanu Mishra, co-founder and trustee, Smile Foundation added, “Our mission is to empower the underprivileged through relevant education, innovative healthcare, and market-focused livelihood programmes. It gives us immense joy to know that there are platforms like Gradeup that align with our objectives and are willing to scale the extra mile to ensure betterment of women and the society on a whole. We are happy to collaborate with them and look forward to a longer and meaningful association.”
Since its inception in 2015, Gradeup has been passionate about and actively engaged in leveraging technology and other resources to fill the gaps in the current education system. The organization’s passion aligns with Smile Foundation’s mission of empowering underprivileged children, youth, and women through education, healthcare, and livelihood programmes. Being a proactive part of the education space in the country, this initiative undertaken by Gradeup with a special focus on girl child in the wake of Women’s Day is being widely appreciated.
About Smile Foundation:
Smile Foundation is a national level development organisation reaching out to more than 600,000 underprivileged children, youth and women directly every year through more than 250 welfare projects on subjects such as education, healthcare, youth employability, and women empowerment across 25 states of India. Adopting a life cycle approach of development, Smile Foundation focuses its interventions on children, their families and the community.