Smile foundation organised a 'Partners' Meet' for its NGO partners across North India. The two-day- long event organised in New Delhi witnessed the participation of representatives from more than 40 grassroots organisations.
The sessions were based on topics like 'Good governance, Sustainability, Leadership and Communication'. The aim of the workshop was to build the capacities of grassroots organisations and to help them become self-sustainable in due course of time. The meet was organised under the Action for Children (AFC) programme and helped strengthen Smile Foundation's Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) working model.
The first day of the event started with Smile Foundation's the then Chief Operating Officer Mr Naresh Choudhury speaking on Sustainability and was followed by a session on Good Governance by Mr Seshdev Behera, a practising Company Secretary and a specialist in Corporate Good Governance. The partners shared many problems faced by them in mobilising funds. An attempt was made to find a solution to their problems too.
The second day witnessed a day long session on 'Leadership and Communication' by Mr Ashwini Agarwal, vice president, V5 Global Services Pvt. Ltd. Smile Foundation plans to organise more such meets for its partners at the regional level across the country.