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FIVE YEARS YOUNG
Smile's journey has just begun

In its endeavour to touch the lives of disadvantaged children across the nation - in an organized and systematic manner - Smile has tactically applied the same working model that has helped corporates reach their business and strategic goals. This is particularly noteworthy because Smile remains a non-profit organization, driven solely by the desire to serve the underprivileged and the needy.

The focus has been on the three key aspects of scalability, sustainability and accountability. Smile has commendably incorporated these in its pursuit of Social Venture Philanthropy, a discipline it has reinvented to help society through linkages of investment to developmental contribution.

While so doing, Smile has had the opportunity to associate with individuals and organizations that are striving to make a difference in their own special ways. These 'social entrepreneurs' comprise people

of diverse backgrounds - a retired defence officer committed to teaching slum children; NGOs helping save and rebuild lives in the event of catastrophes; a volunteer group that collects and make available safe blood for emergencies; a retired Air Force officer who runs a multi-speciality hospital while promoting health insurance schemes for widows.
In the course of the last five years, Smile has reached the following milestones:
Today, Smile is already reaching out to over 1,00,000 children and youth.
5 Regional Offices established for monitoring diverse Projects and Programmes countrywide.
Won the support of over 70 reputed institutions and companies.
Welfare projects initiated in 21 states.
Partnerships with over 100 grass-root level NGOs.
More than 100 villages and 3 lakh people covered under the 'Smile on Wheels' healthcare project.
The 'Twin e-Learning' project currently benefits 50,000 students through 40 centres across India.
The 'You Can Make A Difference' programme envisages targetting 1,00,000 children countrywide.


Smile intends reaching out to millions
of children in India through partnerships with
like minded organizations - and assume the
mantle of a leading national development agency.