Smile Foundation participated in the Child Health
Congress as a social partner and played a prominent role in activities
pertaining to health, children and girl child. For the congress, Smile
exhibited a lot of matter, such as, clay craft and posters - donated by
the Delhi College of Arts, emphasizing importance of educating the girl
child. These posters and artifacts were highly praised and appreciated
by the visitors. A game was also organized for the people visiting the
exhibition, with the purpose of educating them on various social problems
that women and girls face such as Eve-Teasing, Dowry, Early Marriage,
Rape, HIV/AIDS, Domestic Violence, Prostitution, etc. This game successfully
engaged many people who appreciated it highly when they finished playing
it. All the visitors also signed pledges for Smile Foundation in the exhibition.
A workshop in association with Kapowow fashion studio was organized for
young girl beneficiaries of Smile. These girls were trained in preparing
fashionable necklines for various outfits designed and tailored in the
fashion studio. These workshops continued for 2 months continuously.
Kapowow offered financial incentives also to these girls. 4 girls out
of 10 who were given this training have been employed by the studio itself;
they are now regularly engaged with the studio and earn well through their
tailoring work. For the others, this has certainly paved a way for their
economic empowerment for the future, by giving them an alternative method
to earn a livelihood.