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Action For Children

Four Dutch organisations - Wilde Gazen, International Child Support, Net4Kids & Kids Right met their counterparts from the Southern hemisphere including Smile Foundation (India), Cese (Brazil) & Soul City (South Africa) at Brazil to develop strategies for next 5 years.

Mission Education

A teachers’ orientation programme was organised for the partners in Orissa, Mumbai and Delhi. The 2 days programme focused on the mental and physical education along with the role of teachers in the present society. Sabuj Sangha and IPER from Kolkata and Aarohan in New Delhi are new implementing partners under the Mission Education programme.

Child For Child Programme

The Child for Child (CFC) team has tied up with the pre-school - 'kidzee' to conduct advocacy programme in all their schools in South India. The CFC team also conducted sessions at various other schools across the country to bridge the gap between the children of privileged and underprivileged society in the country.

Smile Twin e-Learning Programme

Salient Business Solutions, a leading BPO designed and presented a curriculum called “BPO Parichay” for students being trained under the STeP programme. This will help in providing specialised training and improve the prospects of placement of students in BPO sector. Tata Teleservices has provided internet connection in 33 centres which will help the students become more employment ready.

Outreach projects

Smile Foundation is in the process of implementing a project on 'Child Survival' in association with Save the Children, India. The project will operate a mobile medical unit in Delhi with provisions of promotive, curative and preventative services along with advocacy and behaviour change communication components.

The infrastructural development activities in phase 1 of the project with Caterpillar Foundation at Thiruvallur district in Tamil Nadu have been successfully completed. The second phase of activities has started with similar objectives at Hossur district in the state.

Smile on Wheels

Smile Foundation launched three new 'Smile on Wheels” (SoW), each for Ranchi and Nagpur apart from a 2nd one for New Delhi. With seven operational units, SoW now offers services to 7.8 lac people in 120 slums and villages. A total of 85000 people were treated during 2009-10.

Swabhiman

Community educators of Swabhiman Programme performed a street play titled “Meri Suraksha Mera Kartavya” (my defense my duty) at the construction sites of Airport Express Metro Line, New Delhi. The play sensitised around 1000 labourers, engineers and safety managers of Alpine-Hindustan Construction Company on various aspects of safety