Dow Chemicals partners with Smile Foundation for two key projects

Dow Chemicals International Private Limit has partnered with Smile Foundation for the integrated community development projects in Navi Mumbai, Sriperumbudur; and women’s empowerment as well as remedial education and quality improvement in education project at Saidapet, Tamil Nadu.

At Navi Mumbai:
The project is focussed on children. It provides an engaging, participatory and child-centered learning environment by providing blended learning avenues to the children and simultaneously introducing awareness on water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH) for better practices amongst them.
It also aids women in capacity building on entrepreneurship development and mobilizing support to enhance the access to existing government schemes to start their own business. In addition, the program also promotes the well-being of adolescent girls by Adolescent Reproductive and Sexual Health (ARSH) initiatives.
The project will focus in achieving the Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Eleventh Goals of the Sustainable Development Goals-2015 for ‘Good Health and Well Being’, ‘Quality Education’, ‘Gender Equality’ and ‘Sustainable Cities and Communities’.

At Saidapet:
Smile Foundation’s intervention aims to transform traditional classrooms into engaging and participatory ones. It will create a child-centered learning environment by integrating technology and supporting slow learners through remedial classes. The project also enables capacity building and handholding of the teachers in transacting through digital content in the classrooms. Through the digital and innovative interventions, approximately 515 children will be benefitted. Among these, 200 children will be identified and provided with remedial education support. This project will focus in achieving the Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Goals of the Sustainable Development Goals.