Press Release 2014

Smile Foundation receives first ICAI CSR Awards

New Delhi : Smile Foundation has received the 1st ICAI CSR Awards for the ‘Best CSR Project in Women Empowerment.’ The award has been instituted and conferred by the Committee for Cooperative and NPOS Sector and IND (AS) Implementation Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, COO, Smile Foundation received the award in Mumbai...

Protecting Children from Sexual Predators

Bangalore : Smile Foundation organized a workshop on the pertinent issue of ‘Protecting Children from Sexual Predators’ for 50 principals and educationists from various schools and institutions in Bangalore. Sexual abuse of children has become the subject of great community concern and focus of many initiatives. Smile Foundation as an organisation working for children understands...

Say NO to Child Labour, Say YES to school

Mumbai: On the eve of World Labour Day, Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation organised a sensitizing campaign at major locations like bus stations and public utility spaces to sensitize the privileged people and send an appeal to empower underprivileged children through education. Children and volunteers in Nagpur, Mumbai, Bhavnagar and Goa took out rallies...



Mission Education to continue the education of 19,000 children

Pune: Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation, has pledged to liberate 19,000 children from the bondage of child labour and illiteracy and send and retain them in schools through its nationwide initiative ‘Mission Education’. At present, more than 2000 children are enrolled in the Mission Education centres that are operational in Maharashtra region...

Hospital on Wheels spreading Smiles to millions

New Delhi: As the popular saying goes, “Health is Wealth”, Smile planned to run a mobile hospital called “SMILE ON WHEELS” in Ashok Nagar, Madhya Pradesh to cater to the health needs of the rural underprivileged population, which have been ignored and neglected for long. The primary health objective was to ensure equal access of health services to all the community ...


Stars dazzles on Ramp for Champs

Mumbai: Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, showcased the 5th edition of its charity fashion show ‘Ramp for Champs’ today at ITC Grand Central, Mumbai. With a special focus on education for the girl children, funds raised through Ramp for Champs will be utilized through Smile Foundation’s national programme named Mission Education. Ramp For Champs had a robust...



Smile Foundation breaks in for Kashmir flood relief

New Delhi: Unprecedented floods caused by uninterrupted heavy downpour wreaked havoc in Jammu & Kashmir, unleashing death and destruction of property, making the floods the deadliest since Independence. The surging waters have 10 districts namely Srinagar, Anantnag, Baramulla, Pulwama, Ganderbal, Kulgam, Budgam, Rajuri, Poonch and Reasi leaving lakhs of people marooned...

Bengaluru FC teams up with Smile Foundation to promote Child Education

Bengaluru : Bengaluru Football Club extended its support to the ‘Mission Education’ initiative of Smile Foundation today. With an aim to raise awareness about sending every child to school, the players of Bengaluru FC interacted with the children and gave them various tips and secrets of playing football which left the children with big smiles on their faces...

Child Education begins with a Skilful and Passionate Teacher

Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation, is conducting an innovative series of Teachers’ Training and Capacity Building programmes across India. Education of children, when they are the first generation learners, depends solely on the levels of training and passion of the teachers. It helps the children stay in the education centres, increase their learning, prepares them to get mainstreamed...



IITians run for Mission Education

Mumbai :As hosts of the Golden Jubilee Inter IIT Sports Meet, IIT Bombay launched Mashal, the first ever pan IIT social initiative, at Open Air Theatre, IIT Bombay, for the betterment of the primary education scenario in the country. Renowned actor Shreyas Talpade personally endorsed Mashal and was present at its kick-off during Aquatics Meet, to handover the Inter IIT Torch to the captains of all the IITs, and to assign...

Top corporate leaders ‘Cook for a Smile’ with Chef Vikas Khnanna

Mumbai : Smile Foundation and three times Michelin-starred Chef Vikas Khanna joined hands to create an exciting and unique charity cookout – ‘Cook for a Smile’, in which 12 top corporate leaders took a day off from their busy lives to don Chef’s toques and re-create their favourite recipe with the sole mission of supporting Smile Foundation’s ‘Nutrition for Better Literacy’ campaign.

From Philanthropic Act to Strategic Policy Enabling and empowering grassroots NGOs

Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, held a three day workshop in the city through their one-of-a-kind initiative “Empowering Grassroots” – Capacity Building of Community Based Organizations, which received a tremendous response from national and international grassroots NGOs. The aim of this initiative...



Pankaj Advani celebrates International Day for Girl Child with Smile Foundation

Bangalore : 10-time World Billiards and Snooker Champion Pankaj Advani celebrated International Day for the Girl Child with Smile Foundation at the Karnataka State Billiards Association. Pankaj Advani has been awarded with the Arjuna Award in 2004, the Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award in 2006 and the Padma Shri in 2009. With an aim to raise awareness...

Riding to pave the road for children’s education

Mumbai : Smile Foundation in association with Seven Islands H.O.G (Harley Owners Group) organized a Harley ride today to support the cause of children’s education. Termed ‘Miles for Smiles’, the initiative sought to highlight the plight of millions of children forced in child labour and to spread awareness about importance of education amongst the most deserving children...

FIS joins hands with Smile Foundation to support Child Education and Youth Livelihood

New Delhi :Smile Foundation, a national level development organization joined hands with FIS (NYSE: FIS), the world’s largest global provider dedicated to banking and payments technologies, in India to support education of underprivileged children and livelihood for marginalized youth. Under this partnership...



Smile Foundation presents 2nd edition of “Cook for a Smile” with Chef Vikas Khanna

New Delhi : Smile Foundation presented the 2nd edition of its sensitization cum fund raising initiative “Cook for a Smile”, which was co-presented by Cleo County and endorsed and supported by three times Michelin Starred Chef Vikas Khanna. The event was hosted by Hyatt Regency. 11 top boardroom leaders joined this initiative to battle it out over...

IL&FS supports Smile Foundation in bringing specialized mobile healthcare to Himachal villages

IL&FS Transportation along with Smile Foundation, flagged off Smile of Wheels, the mobile healthcare programme for rendering health services to underprivileged rural population of Bilaspur district in Himachal Pradesh. Smile Foundation with this support will implement and operate its innovative and award-winning...

Smile Foundation organises capacity building session for young girls and community mobilizes

New Delhi :Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation, under their Swabhiman programme, conducted a capacity building training session on advanced knowledge of Reproductive & Child Health (RCH), Adolescent Reproductive & Sexual Health (ARSH) and the new Government schemes on RCH issues...



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