Following a lifecycle approach, Smile Foundation works intensively through focused welfare projects in four major areas – child education, healthcare for families, skills training and livelihood for youth, and community engagement through women empowerment.
So far, we have been able to directly impact the lives of over 1 million children and families.
Over 1,000,000 people provided healthcare so far
Smile on Wheels is a mobile hospital programme that takes preventive, curative and promotive healthcare to the doorsteps of less privileged children and families in the remotest villages and underserved slums of India.
Last Year's Impact
New Smile on Wheels projects launched in nine states. 9450 Information Education and Communication sessions were conducted.
There was an overall increase of 34% from last year in the number of beneficiaries of Smile Foundation Healthcare programmes.
Sow benefitted 580,207 people directly through 39 operational projects covering 623 remote villages and urban slums across the country.
66% of the total beneficiaries covered in the reporting period were women. Focus is given on women and children through ante and post natal care, distribution of iron, foroc and vitamin supplements, immunisation and growth monitoring of children.
More than before and much stronger linkages were built with govemment health officials and NRHM,which has further augmented the project's reach to the underprivileged people. Also, intensive capacity building sessions were held for ASHA and ANM workers.
114 multi-speciality camps were conducted in urban slums and rural village, meeting immediate healthcare needs of 21792 people.
3010 school going children benefitted from School Health Programme that are conducted regularty to build a health seeking next generation.