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athenahealth and Smile Foundation Partnership Reaches Key Milestone

~athenahealth and Smile Foundation's mobile healthcare unit, Smile on Wheels, has served more than 10,000 patients in Chennai, India, since launching last year~

Chennai, June 7, 2022: athenahealth, Inc., a leading provider of network-enabled software and services for medical groups and health...

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Smile Foundation’s Project Manzil inspires young girls to seek aspiring careers with 21st Century employability skills

~ Project Manzil is creating a career path for adolescent girls so they can dream big and become independent~

New Delhi, May 11, 2022: Smile Foundation, under its Project Manzil initiative, has now provided employability training to around 14,000 young girls...

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Business World Social Impact Leader Award for Santanu Mishra

New Delhi, April, 2022: A pioneer in applying successful management practices in the social sector, Mr. Santanu Mishra, Co-Founder and Executive Trustee of Smile Foundation, was awarded with the Business World Social Impact Leader Award. His contribution can also be described as a convergence of good governance, championing entrepreneurial spirit at the grassroots,

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Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth is back

Bringing Good Cinema from across the globe

New Delhi, February 11, 2022: Continuing with its commitment to build the capabilities of social entrepreneurs in the non-profit sphere, Smile Foundation, through its Change the Game India (CtGI) program, has completed...

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Smile Foundation organizes Trainers Refresher Programme

New Delhi, June 06, 2022: eiterating its commitment to creating change at the grassroots by empowering individuals and nascent organizations, Smile Foundation organized a two-day trainer refresher programme for its Change the Game Indiapool of trainers. Built on Smile Foundation's 20 years of experience working at the grassroots in India,

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Smile Foundation awarded COVID Management Initiative of the Year (India) at Healthcare Asia Awards 2022

~ Smile Foundation only non-profit to be awarded at Healthcare Asia Awards 2022 ~

New Delhi, April 29, 2022: Smile Foundation’s extensive and multi-pronged effort during the coronavirus pandemic in India was recognized as the COVID Management Initiative of the Year...

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Smile International Film Festival to screen 100 films from 50 countries

~Films from countries like Iran, Belgium, Chile, Cuba, Argentina to be highlights~ ~India's entry to Oscars 'Village Rockstars', Priyanka Chopra's 'Pahuna - The Little Visitors' among films to be screened to inspire young minds~

New Delhi, January 28, 2022: The eighth edition of the Smile International Film Festival for Children...

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Smile Foundation ramps up mobile healthcare infrastructure as the nation braces up for third wave

~Social Entrepreneurs trained on Mobilizing Support~

New Delhi, January 11, 2022: Continuing with its commitment to build the capabilities of social entrepreneurs in the non-profit sphere, Smile Foundation, through its Change the Game India (CtGI) program, has completed...

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CSR Health Impact Award for Smile Foundation

~Smile Foundation has been recognized yet again this year for its healthcare initiative Smile on Wheels by the CSR Health Impact Awards 2022~

New Delhi, May 23, 2022: Smile Foundation received the Health CSR Project Silver Award at the CSR Health Impact Awards 2022 ...

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Smile Foundation kicks off 8th edition of Smile International Film Festival

New Delhi, April 27, 2022: Smile Foundation, a leading Indian development organization, is hosting the 8th edition of the Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY). SIFFCY, which is being held virtually from April 24-30, will screen over 100 films from more than 50 countries like Germany, Iran, Argentina, Cuba, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland..

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Smile Foundation certified again as a Great Place to Work®!

~ Back-to-back annual certification for ‘sustaining a high-trust and high-performance culture’ ~

New Delhi, February 16, 2022: Smile Foundation has yet again been certified by the Great Place to Work® Institute as a Great Place to Work®. Smile Foundation has been able to build upon its high-trust and high-performance culture, and the award...

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Smile International Film Festival for Children & Youth is back

~Smile Foundation to add nine Smile on Wheels mobile healthcare units across India~

New Delhi, January 11, 2022: As the nation faces a possible third wave of COVID-19 infections, Smile Foundation has renewed its commitment to support primary healthcare infrastructure in the country...

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Smile Foundation's Health Cannot Wait campaign wins CSR Times' Silver Award for outstanding work during COVID pandemic

~Health Cannot Wait seeks to strengthen public healthcare system~

New Delhi, December 8, 2021: Smile Foundation’s Health Cannot Wait campaign has won CSR Times’ Silver Award for outstanding work during the COVID pandemic.

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BFSI, Retail and Hospitality Sectors to Offer Higher Employment in the Post-Pandemic Era: Smile Foundation

~ Hiring expected to increase in 2022 according to Smile Foundation’s Twin E-learning programme team~

New Delhi, December XX, 2021: The banking and financial services, retail and hospitality sectors are expected to lead the hiring of skilled young professionals in the coming year, according to Smile Foundation, an Indian Development Organisation.

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Smile Foundation partners Ericsson Global Services India to launch mega COVID relief program

~Union Health Minister launches initiative by Smile Foundation, Ericsson Global Services India~
~Abhishek Singh, IAS, Deputy Commissioner, Delhi also graced the launch event~

New Delhi, November 15: Smile Foundation has launched a mega COVID Relief program in partnership with Ericsson Global Services India under the former’s Health Cannot Wait campaign.

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Nestle Special.T supports Smile Foundation's Child for Child initiative to enable underprivileged children to access school education

~Nestle Special.T. to support Child For Child program improve access to school education for children of tea garden workers~

New Delhi, November 11, 2021: Nestle Special.T has joined hands with Smile Foundation to support the NGO’s Child For Child program in Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts of West Bengal. Through this partnership the program will reach out to underprivileged children in the two districts, get them back into school and ensure they remain in school.

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Change the Game India trains grassroots NGOs on self –sustenance

New Delhi, October 29, 2021: The Change the Game Academy, a global initiative which has been co-created by Smile Foundation, is working towards training grass root organizations in India towards self-sustenance through local fund-raising and creating awareness on the ground.
As part of this initiative, a series of workshops have been organised for grassroots organisations by Change the Game India.

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Smile Foundation and Ravi Dahiya come together for Shiksha Na Ruke

~Smile Foundation joins hands with the Olympic silver medalist to promote uninterrupted education for underprivileged children through the blended learning approach~

New Delhi, October 06, 2021: Smile Foundation has joined hands with Olympic silver medallist wrestler Ravi Dahiya for the promotion of its educational initiative Shiksha Na Ruke, which seeks to provide underprivileged children access to uninterrupted education through blended learning.

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Graduation Day of Smile Foundation young social entrepreneurs

~Smile Foundation and CtGA train young social entrepreneurs from multiple countries~

New Delhi, October 05, 2021: Smile Foundation and Change the Game Academy (CtGA) organized graduation day to felicitate youth from across the globe who successfully completed the modules of CtGA’s programme. Change the Game Academy and Smile Foundation have co-created an innovative blended-learning programme that helps professionals from civil society organizations and youngster all over the world learn to raise funds and mobilize other kinds of support.

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PepsiCo India and Smile Foundation launch ‘Waste No More’ - a special initiative on plastic waste management

New Delhi, October 2, 2021: PepsiCo India has partnered Smile Foundation to launch a special initiative on plastic waste management- ‘Waste no More’. The initiative is aligned with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call to celebrate Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas on October 2, 2021 – Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. Through this initiative, PepsiCo India is engaging with +200,000 students from + 200 schools across +50 cities in India.
The initiative aims to bring behavioral change, educate the community and students about the importance of preserving the environment and learn more about sustainability.

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PepsiCo India and Smile Foundation launch ‘Waste No More’ - a special initiative on plastic waste management

New Delhi, October 2, 2021: PepsiCo India has partnered Smile Foundation to launch a special initiative on plastic waste management- ‘Waste no More’. The initiative is aligned with Hon’ble Prime Minister’s call to celebrate Rashtriya Swachhta Diwas on October 2, 2021 – Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti. Through this initiative, PepsiCo India is engaging with +200,000 students from + 200 schools across +50 cities in India.
The initiative aims to bring behavioral change, educate the community and students about the importance of preserving the environment and learn more about sustainability.

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Smile Foundation brings 20,000 students back to school, helps reopen 87 schools across India

~Smile Foundation’s 201 Mission Education Centers support the school re-opening effort~

New Delhi, September 29: As schools gradually reopen in various states, Smile Foundation has led the effort to bring classroom education back on track. The effort has enabled as many as 19,456 students back to classrooms so far, besides helping 87 schools to reopen across India.

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AthenaHealth supports Smile Foundation's Health Cannot Wait Campaign

~AthenaHealth supports running of Smile on Wheels mobile healthcare unit in Chennai~

30 August 2021, Chennai: AthenaHealth has come forward to support Smile Foundation’s Health Cannot Wait campaign to strengthen public health infrastructure and provide primary healthcare to people. AthenaHealth has supporting the running of Smile on Wheels mobile healthcare unit in Chennai, which will provide primary healthcare services in an area of Chennai with around 17,600 households and 88,000 people.

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HDB Financial Services supports launch of Smile Foundation's Smile on Wheels mobile health unit

~HDB Financial Services supports running of Smile on Wheels mobile healthcare unit in Tiruvallur~

23rd August 2021, Chennai: HDB Financial Services has come forward to support Smile Foundation’s Health Cannot Wait campaign to strengthen public health infrastructure and provide primary healthcare to people. HDB Financial Services is supporting the running of Smile on Wheels mobile health unit in Tiruvallur, where it will cater to people in around 12 villages.

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QUAKER AND SMILE FOUNDATION PROVIDES OVER 1 LAKH OATMEALS TO THE HEALTHCARE COMMUNITY ACROSS 7 STATES

New Delhi, June 15th, 2021: Saluting the undying spirit, care and courage of the healthcare community, Quaker Oats has partnered with Smile Foundation to launch #SalutingOurHeroes, an initiative to provide over 1 lakh oatmeals* to the healthcare heroes in India. As part of this initiative, Quaker will reach out to over 45 government and private hospitals and medical institutions. The initiative is being rolled out across over 7 states including Delhi-NCR, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Telangana, Kerala, West Bengal, and Karnataka.
From doctors to nurses and medical professionals, each member of the healthcare community has put their lives at risk to keep numerous families safe. Through this special #SalutingOurHeroes initiative, Quaker, has extended its heartfelt gratitude to the healthcare community by providing them with bowls of hope and energy.

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Deutsche Bank supports Smile Foundation's Health Cannot Wait Campaign

~Deutsche Bank supports provision of COVID-19 screening kits, PPE kits, thermal scanners, sanitizer, masks and pulse oximeters for frontline workers and patients~

15 June 2021, New Delhi: Deutsche Bank has come forward to support Smile Foundation’s Health Cannot Wait campaign to strengthen the existing public health infrastructure and provide critical care equipment to people. So far, the bank has donated for providing 2,000 COVID-19 mitigation kits across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Pune.

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Smile Foundation's Health Cannot Wait Campaign Aims to Provide 1 Million Protective Kits to Frontline Health Workers

~Funding from S&P Global supports provision of protective gear to frontline workers, supply of oxygen cylinders and nebulizers at COVID care centers across Mumbai, Delhi NCR~

XX June 2021, New Delhi: As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted across India, with devastating effects, Smile Foundation’s ‘Health Cannot Wait’ campaign is helping strengthen public health infrastructure in the country and is providing critical equipment.

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Smile Foundation's Health Cannot Wait Campaign Aims to Provide 1 Million Protective Kits to Frontline Health Workers

~Funding from S&P Global supports provision of protective gear for frontline workers, supply of oxygen cylinders and nebulizers at COVID care centers across Mumbai, Delhi NCR~

XX June 2021, New Delhi: As the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has persisted across India, with devastating effects, Smile Foundation’s ‘Health Cannot Wait’ campaign is helping the country make strides to strengthen public health infrastructure and provide critical care equipment.

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Health Cannot Wait: Doorstep Healthcare Services to the Underprivileged

~Smile Foundation, under its health cannot wait campaign, is providing doorstep delivery of critical healthcare services across India~

31st May 2021, New Delhi: The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the country and seems to be even more devastating than the first. Fighting the new, more infectious variant of the virus, frontline health workers are working round the clock even as hospitals run out of beds and oxygen supply, and thousands succumb to preventable deaths. India has become the second-worst affected country, with more than 24 million cases, and more than 270,000 deaths.

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SBI Card partners Smile Foundation to convert Sub-centers to Model Health Centers in Haryana

Smile Foundation will partner SBI Card, as the letter supports and strengthens healthcare systems. Their partnership would aim to benefit 171,288 people in the Aspirational District of Mewat, Haryana

19 May 2021, Mewat, Haryana: As the country battles the second COVID wave, it needs to rapidly strengthen its healthcare infrastructure which has been tested to the hilt. The number of active Covid cases and the death toll have made India the second-worst affected country.[1] To address the situation at grassroots level, the entire healthcare system is now focusing on prevention, diagnosis, treatment and containment of the COVID-19 infection.

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Health Cannot Wait: Doorstep Healthcare Services to the Underprivileged

~Smile Foundation, under its health cannot wait campaign, is providing doorstep delivery of critical healthcare services across India~

XX May 2021, New Delhi: The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken the country and seems to be even more devastating than the first. Fighting the new, more infectious variant of the virus, frontline health workers are working round the clock even as hospitals run out of beds and oxygen supply, and thousands succumb to preventable deaths. India has become the second-worst affected country, with more than 24 million cases, and more than 270,000 deaths.

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Health Cannot Wait: Doorstep Healthcare Services to Underprivileged

~Smile Foundation under its health cannot wait campaign is providing doorstep delivery of critical healthcare services across India~

XX May 2021, New Delhi: The second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has shaken up the entire country and seems to be even more devastating than the first. Fighting the new, more infectious variant of the virus, frontline health workers are working round the clock even as hospitals run out of beds and oxygen supply, and thousands succumb to preventable deaths. India has become the second-worst affected globally, with more than 24 million cases, and more than 270,000 deaths.

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Health Cannot Wait: Doorstep Healthcare Services to Underprivileged

~Smile Foundation under its health cannot wait campaign is providing doorstep delivery of critical healthcare services across India~

XX May 2021, New Delhi: The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is looking large and shaken up the entire country. A study suggests that this disease is leaving longer-lasting effects on the physical and mental health compared to the first one, and the end is also expected to be a slow process.

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Deutsche Bank supports Smile Foundation's Health Cannot Wait Campaign

~Deutsche Bank supports provision of COVID-19 screening kits, PPE kits, thermal scanners, sanitizer, masks and pulse oximeters for frontline workers and patients~

XX May 2021, New Delhi: Deutsche Bank has come forward to support Smile Foundation’s Health Cannot Wait campaign to strengthen the existing public health infrastructure and provide critical care equipment to people. So far, the bank has donated 2,000 COVID-19 mitigation kits across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Jaipur, and Pune.

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As schools plan to reopen, 39% students unaware of school reopening guidelines: Smile Foundation survey

~41% students not fully comfortable with following COVID protocol, 52% concerned about consuming mid-day meals~

New Delhi, March 31, 2021: As schools across India prepare to reopen for children after the pandemic year, as many as 39% students are not aware or have incomplete knowledge of the school reopening guidelines amid COVID-19. And as many as 41% are not fully comfortable following COVID protocol in school.

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Smile Foundation and Pepsico Highlight milestones achieved by Project Sampoorna in Gujarat

~Sampoorna-The nutrition enhancement program aims at reducing the prevalence of anemia among adolescent girls in Banaskantha district, Gujarat~

New Delhi, January 29, 2021: Smile Foundation has highlighted how its intensive interventions through project ‘Sampoorna’ in Banaskantha district of Gujarat, brought about a remarkable change in the health outcomes of adolescent girls. The project was supported by Pepsico Foundation.

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India Shares for a Better Tomorrow

~A campaign by Smile Foundationand India Today Group to help end the hunger crisis~

New Delhi, 16 May 2020: Smile Foundation, in a campaign supported by India Today Group, will be showcasing a series of capsulesfrom across India, highlighting stories of hope and courageof people who have been severely affected by the lockdown.

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Smile Foundation launches a special programme for providing nutrition support for the families affected by COVID-19 lockdown

New Delhi, 1 April 2020 /CSRwire/ With the economic distress and ongoing lockdown, Smile Foundation is distributing free ration to the underprivileged society and also providing tele-consulting and tele-counseling. Through these sessions, Smile will be talking about how to prevent COVID-19 by practicing social distancing....

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Smile Foundation Uses Tele-Counseling to provide Psychological Support to the Underserved

The pilot phase of tele-counselling which started a week ago in Howrah, Kolkata scanned close to 250 patients daily is now going national

New Delhi, 15 April 2020: The National NGO Smile Foundation plans to reach out to 40,000 families in the next one month, across 14 states to provide psychological counselling needs through tele-calling.

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PepsiCo Foundation and Smile Foundation showcase nutrition enhancement program for adolescent girls in Gujarat – in the presence of Shri Haribhai Chaudhary, Hon’ble Minister for Coal & Mines (Gujarat)

Palanpur (Gujarat), 19 February 2020: With the aim of reducing the prevalence of anaemia among adolescent girls, PepsiCo Foundation, in partnership with NGO partner Smile Foundation, has commenced a nutrition enhancement program called...

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Helping Children Cope with Cornonavirus Lockdown

~Smile Foundation conducted a week-long pan India painting project for positive and productive engagement of children at home~

New Delhi, 6 April 2020: The lockdown due to coronavirus has shaken the entire world. Millions of children are displaced from their schools, leaving the parent-communities finding ways to channelize kids’ energies into at-home life. In a bid to help parents and schools,

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Smile Foundation Aims To Get "Every Child in School"

Over 1000 employees from various corporate and youth partners of the NGO ran for supporting child education at Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020

Mumbai, 19 January 2020: Over 1000 employees from various corporates ran at the Tata Mumbai Marathon 2020 for Smile Foundation helping them support the education of more than 1600 underprivileged kids under its flagship program "Every Child in School".

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'HERE MY VILLAGE' by Iranian Filmmaker Abas Aram wins big at the 5th Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY 2019)

New Delhi, 14 December 2019: Iran reigned supreme at the awards ceremony of the the 5th edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY 2019) with Abas Aram's 'HERE MY VILLAGE' winning as many as 4 categories that included Best Story, Best Director, Film Critics Circle of India and CIFEJ awards.

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Smile Foundation's Learning Fest continues to empower girl scholars in a holistic way

Mumbai, 29 November 2019: In its endeavor to continue facilitating change for an equal society by supporting girl child’s education, Smile Foundation, under its flagship Swabhiman Scholarship program organized a day-long Learning Fest for 80 Smile scholars in Mumbai.

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National NGOs look at leveraging domestic fundraising and innovation for sustainability

Kolkata, 31 August 2019: Over the past decade or so dependence on foreign funding for national NGOs has been erratic and is on a slow down. As per a recent report there has been a decline of 40 percent in foreign funds for NGOs over the past five years. This coupled with global economic slowdown and emergence of corporate social responsibility...

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Triumph and Smile Foundation come together on Independence Day to support girl's education

New Delhi, 15 August 2019: As India celebrates its 72nd Independence Day, bikers across 15 cities came together to set the ‘wheels of change in motion’ for girls from less privileged communities, giving a special meaning to word freedom...

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Ericsson supports mobile health clinics for urban poor

Gurugram, 25 July 2019: Pushpa a daily wager working at construction sites of Gurugram is happy that she does not have to miss a day of pay to attend to her family’s medical needs. The doctor literally comes to her doorstep, bi-monthly to cater to the healthcare demands of her family and community.

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DLF Mall of India Joins Hands with Smile Foundation on World No Tobacco Day

Delhi, 28 May 2019: Delhi NCR DLF Mall of India joins hands with Smile Foundation to celebrate this World No Tobacco Day on Tuesday, May 28, 2019. The mall has organized fun activities with kids and adults, this summer. On this important day, DLF Mall of India has also come up with a program spreading awareness on the harmful effects of tobacco among children and adults.

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Smile Foundation reaches ground Zero to provide food and water to Fani survivors

Khurda/ Puri, 9 May 2019: While over 1.1. million people have survived Cyclone Fani in the coastal belt of Odisha- the strongest tropical storm to hit India in over two decades- they have no food, drinking water, or even homes to go back to.

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Fujifilm INSTAX Organises DIY Workshop for Underprivileged Kids at the 5th Smile International Film Festival

New Delhi, 11 December 2019: Fujifilm India Private Limited, a pioneer in imaging technologies will be organizing a DIY workshop for underprivileged kids at the 5th edition of Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) - A Smile Foundation Initiative. As part of this initiative, the young kids will get a chance to hone...

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National NGOs look at leveraging domestic fundraising and innovation for sustainability

Chennai, 26 November 2019: With its commitment to work towards 'Civic Driven Change', Smile Foundation has teamed up with Wilde Ganzen’s Change the Game Academy to bring in best practices and help grassroots organizations take forward their development mandate. Through a unique classroom learning course, NGOs get to hear...

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Smile Trustee awarded for contribution towards human welfare

Chennai, 26 November 2019: With its commitment to work towards 'Civic Driven Change', Smile Foundation has teamed up with Wilde Ganzen’s Change the Game Academy to bring in best practices and help grassroots organizations take forward their development mandate. Through a unique classroom learning course, NGOs get to hear...

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Smaaash hosts Smile Foundation kids with Actor Manish Paul as he celebrates his birthday

Mumbai, 03 August 2019: India's acclaimed gaming and entertainment center, Smaaash, hosted kids from Smile Foundation along with ace actor Manish Paul who spent his afternoon playing with the kids and entertaining them. Smaaash took great pleasure by hosting gaming and lunch for 40 children from Smile Foundation along with a fun filled...

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Gurugram - Noida to get access to health services through Smile on Wheels

Gurugram, 18 July 2019: Poor and underserved urban communities of Gurugram and Noida will benefit from the mobile health services through "Smile on Wheels" supported by IHS Markit, a global leader in information, analytics and solutions for major industries and markets.

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Smile Foundation and DLF Promenade join hands to raise funds for Odisha

New Delhi, 21 May 2019: Smile Foundation has joined hands with DLF Promenade to raise funds to support marginalized communities who have been the worst sufferers of the Cyclone Fani, which made a landfall in the state on May 3.

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In a celebration of empathy and creativity, children bridge the divide of privileges

Chandigarh, 19 and 20 March 2019: The Gurukul school and Smile Foundation showcase an initiative that brings privileged and underprivileged children together Children from disadvantaged sections mentored by their privileged peers, and teachers, performed to a cheering crowd consisting of parents, teachers and dignitaries at The Gurukul, Zirakpur neighbouring Chandigarh.

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Siffcy Opens With Award Winning Belgian Film Binti

New Delhi, 9 December 2019: The fifth edition of the Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY), supported by BookASmile, opened here on Monday with a screening of award winning Belgian feature film "Binti," which marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Frederike Migom.

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Smile International film festival announces official selection of films in competition for SIFFCY’19: Kung fu Panda director John Stevenson heads the Jury panel.

New Delhi, 19 November 2019: Bringing the best of world’s cinema for children to the national capital, Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) is all set to launch its fifth edition in December.

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RB, NDTV and Smile Foundation come together to combat mother and child deaths in India

Pan India Release, 17 August 2019: With Amitabh Bacchan championing the cause of health of new mothers, Reckitt Benckiser, NDTV and Smile Foundation have come together to launch the Swastha Banega India Campaign focused on pregnant...

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Smile Foundation, Australian High Commission & Karma Healthcare Come Together to Launch Project Navkiran in Bhilwara, Rajasthan

Bhilwara/Jaipur, 02 August 2019: e-Doctor clinic, a pioneering initiative that brings quality healthcare to the doorsteps of underserved communities through outreach and deployment of digital technology,

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Smile Foundation bags the celebrated CSR Health Impact Awards

New Delhi 27 June 2019: Smile Foundation has been conferred with the prestigious CSR Health Impact Awards for its health initiative “Smile on Wheels” across India. The award was received by Smile Foundation at the CSR Health Impact Awards 2019-20 during the CSR India Health Summit, an initiative of the IHW Council held at New Delhi on June 27, 2019.

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Mumbai slums to get access to health services through Smile on Wheels

Mumbai, 18 May 2019: General Insurance Corporation Ltd supports four mobile health vans through Smile Foundation Mumbai, May 20: Poor and underserved urban communities of Mumbai will benefit from the mobile health services through “Smile on Wheels” supported by General Insurance Corporation Ltd.

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Gradeup collaborates with Smile Foundation to empower the girl child

Noida, 8 March 2019: March 8, Noida: On the special occasion of International Women's day 8th March 2019, Gradeup, India’s largest preparation platform for competitive exams, announces its collaboration with Smile Foundation, a development organisation to support its initiative that empowers girl child education "She can Fly give her the sky.

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Smile Foundation bestowed with Lifelong Health Award by Merck Consumer Health

New Delhi, October 12, 2018: Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, has been bestowed with the prestigious Lifelong Health Award by Merck Consumer Health. The award recognizes initiatives for children in health and education convergence. Smile Foundation’s programme dedicated to education of underprivileged children – Mission Education, and intervention...

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Smile Foundation joined hands with the team “Satyameva Jayate” to raise awareness on the importance of Education

Mumbai, July 19, 2018 : In a one of its kind of attempt to understand and directly connect with the children of underprivileged sections of the society and to raise awareness on the subject of importance of Education – the upcoming action entertainer movie –“ Satyameva Jayate” , produced by T-Series and Emmay Entertainment, starring John...

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Orion Mall @ Brigade Gateway is presenting a special event to mark International Women’s Day this year, in association with Smile Foundation /

Bangalore, March 8, 2018 : On the occasion of International Women’s day, Orion mall, one of Bangalore’s premium mall,in association with Smile Foundation, a national level...

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Amani India Project launched in Delhi –igniting empathy through music

New Delhi, 10 September 2018: The Amani India Project partnered with Yale Centre for Emotional Intelligence to weave their programme into music making curriculum, was launched in New Delhi by Smile Foundation and Children in Harmony. An initiative through which children learn to identify, comprehend and manage their emotions through music - the project brought together teachers...

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Over 100 girl scholars from the marginalized communities of Delhi-NCR to equip themselves with skills, trainings through two - days Learning Fest by Smile Foundation

New Delhi, June 6, 2018 : They are bright young girls bringing about a silent revolution in the slums of Delhi- NCR. They are the role models who are inspiring the women of tomorrow. Smile Foundation, a national level development organization has...

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The Pomegranate Workshop

Mumbai, 3rd April 2018 : Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation and The Pomegranate Workshop present the culmination of a dynamic arts program at The Maulana Azad School, Dharavi on 11th April 2018 at 11 am. Students of grades 5,6,7,8 at Maulana Azad School, supported under the Mission Education project of Smile Foundation,have been part of 2 arts

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As floods plague Kerala, relief work begins offering respite to survivors

August 22, 2018: Ravaged by heavy rain followed by floods distressed the normal life and caused havoc damage in Kerala. Reacting to the pressing needs, the disaster response team of Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation, has actively started aiding the immediate relief efforts. A severe calamity, the Kerala floods have already claimed the lives of more than 300 people and displaced...

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“Delhi Dreams” – a film made by the underprivileged children of Smile Foundation to be screened at Cannes Film Festival

New Delhi : 14 underprivileged children hailing from the slums of New Delhi, have made a short film called “Delhi Dreams” and the movie is scheduled to be showcased during the upcoming Cannes film festival 2018 at the British Pavilion on 9th May, 10.30hrs. The film was the culmination...

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Celebrated Actor Kangana Ranaut joins hands with Smile Foundation for Quaker Feed A Child initiative

Mumbai, December 25, 2017 : In a one of its kind of attempt to understand and directly connect with the children of underprivileged sections of the society, renowned bollywood actor Ms. KanganaRanaut joined hands with Smile Foundation and has pledged support to the cause of nutrition under # Quaker Feed A Child initiative.

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Triumph Motorcycles and Smile Foundation 'Ride for Freedom'

New Delhi : In the true spirit of Independence Day, Triumph Motorcycles India and Smile Foundation have come together to support the cause of Girl Child Education. Continuing with the Triumph tradition of getting riders together for a good cause to commemorate this national event, Triumph is organising the 'Ride for Freedom' on 15th August across 14 cities in India...

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Smt. Janki Vasant, Social activist, partner of Smile Foundation conferred Nari Shakti Puraskar by President of India

New Delhi : On the occasion of International women's day on March 8th, Mrs. Janki Vasant, a well-known social activist and partner of Smile Foundation, received the prestigious Nari Shakti Puraskar, the highest award offered nationally to a woman in individual capacity...

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Over 100 girl scholars acting as force multipliers in Delhi slums participate in residential learning fest

New Delhi : They are bright young girls bringing about a silent revolution in the slums of Delhi. They are the role models who are inspiring the women of tomorrow. Smile Foundation, a national level development organization has selected 110 bright, scholar girls from marginalized and poor communities to build exemplary role models...

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Change the Game Academy comes to Bangalore

Bangalore :Smile Foundation in collaboration with The Wilde Ganzen Foundation, the Netherlands, have organized a national five day capacity building workshop in Bangalore for grassroots NGOs and CBOs under Change the Game Academy from 29th Aug to 2nd Sep 2017. Grassroots NGOs and CBOs, despite their last mile connect, are often faced with challenges in funding...

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Honor the Smile: Fashion for a Cause With Honor 8 Pro

New Delhi : Honor, Huawei's Smartphone e-brand for digital natives, today announced its partnership with the Smile Foundation, one of the premier NGOs in the country dedicated to directly benefitting over 400,000 children and their families every year and ace designer Rina Dhaka, as a part of the 'Honor the Smile' initiative.Honor is a brand for the young, and young at heart and has always taken up meaningful associations..

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Michelin starred Chef Vikas Khanna's premium cookbook Utsav- a culinary epic of Indian festivals, to raise funds for children of Smile Foundation through milliondollar4nutrition initiative

Mumbai : Michelin starred Chef Vikas Khanna, the global ambassador for Smile Foundation, advocates the importance of Nutrition for Education...

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Smile Foundation and Chef Vikas Khanna hosts "Cook for a Smile"

Gurugram : Smile Foundation and Celebrity Chef Vikas Khanna join hands for the seventh edition of "Cook for a Smile" - an exciting and unique charity cookout. Eight top boardroom leaders join this initiative to battle it out over a cook-off with the sole mission to support Smile Foundation's 'Nutrition for Education' campaign...

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Grassroots NGOs & CBOs in India all set to "Change the Game"

New Delhi : Development is always bottom-up. As we move forward to a "Digital India", it is important that benefits of improved access to technology and internet reach the very bottom of the socio-economic pyramid. It is equally vital that digitalisation is integrated with the larger objective of meeting the long-term development goals at the grassroots level...

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Quaker to 'Feed a Child' with Smile foundation

Chennai : Quaker India, in association with Smile Foundation, brought its Quaker Feed A Child programme to Chennai - an initiative that aims to further the cause of nutrition support among children by providing underprivileged children with a nutritious meal. Acclaimed Chef and PepsiCo's Nutrition Ambassador Vikas Khanna along with noted actresses Shriya Saran and Meenakshi Dixit shared a meal with children to mark the occasion...

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Actor Ajay Devgan to celebrate his Padma shri Award with children of Smile Foundation On the Occasion of Father’s Day

New Delhi : Actor Ajay Devgan, a doting father and an ardent supporter of Education for children, is going to spend quality time with 50 children of Smile Foundation on the occasion of Father’s day at his Juhu Office on June 19, 2016. He will also celebrate his Padma shri felicitation with the kids whom he considers...

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Popular singers Shaan & Sadhana Sargam spread happiness through the music of adventure jungle film Shortcut Safaari

Mumbai : It was indeed a memorable day for the kids of Smile Foundation as popular singers Shaan and Sadhana Sargam launched the music of adventure jungle film Shortcut Safaari...

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Internationally acclaimed British band “The Vamps” along with Music Composer duo Vishal- Shekhar extend their support to Smile Foundation

Mumbai : Internationally acclaimed British band “The Vamps” along with the eminent music composer duo Vishal – Shekhar has come together to support the cause of underprivileged children by extending their support to “Nutrition for Education” campaign of Smile Foundation...

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Indian Institute of Photography in association with Smile Foundation celebrated World Photography Day

New Delhi : In one of its kind initiative, Indian Institute of Photography in association with Smile Foundation and SIFFCY (Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth) celebrated the International Photography Day on August 19, skilling underprivileged childrenwith the nuances of the art that is increasingly getting...

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Change The Game Academy- technologically advanced global platform to build capacities for the Grassroot NGOs in India

New Delhi : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, in collaboration with The Wilde Ganzen Foundation, the Netherlands, launched Change The Game Academy www.changethegameacademy.org, a unique and one of its kind, e-learning platform that will offer training to the Grassroot...

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Smile Foundation and ‘India Remembers’ Join hands

New Delhi : In a fast changing world where histories get easily forgotten, Smile Foundation and ‘India Remembers’ have joined forces to connect our young generation with our armed forces’ glorious traditions of valour and legacy of supreme sacrifices. To commemorate India’s contribution to the Great War and to honour the veterans of 1965 Indo-Pak War, Smile Foundation as part of the India Remembers project...

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Virat Kohli Foundation join hands with Smile Foundation to host the biggest Charity Gala Dinner to support children and youth empowerment

New Delhi : Virat Kohli Foundation has joined hands with Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, to support the cause of empowerment of underprivileged Children and Youth. As a first step towards this endeavor, a one-of-its-kind charity dinner in Mumbai is going...

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Smile Foundation’s speedy response in Assam flood relief

Assam : Ravaged by heavy rain followed by floods distressed the normal life and caused a havoc damage in the state of Assam. Floods have completely ruptured normal life in the state and affected close to 19 lakh people and claimed many lives.Reacting to the pressing needs and tenacity of the situation in Assam, the disaster response team of Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation,ctively started aiding...

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This festive Season, Swarovski brings smile to 100 underprivileged children

New Delhi : This festive season, Swarovski joins hands withSmile Foundation, a national level development organization,by sponsoring education for 100 children for a year. A first for Swarovski, the objective lies in reducing the economic hardships of the students and enabling them to pursue quality education in order to pave a brighter future.Stemming from a strong belief that...

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Smile Foundation selects 50 underprivileged scholar girl children in Delhi

New Delhi : In an effort to build exemplary role models where they are needed the most, Smile Foundation a national level development organization has selected 50 bright, scholar girls from marginalized and poor communities from the slums of Delhi to equip them to face challenges of the modern times.Held under Smile Foundation’s Swabhiman programme...

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Smile Foundation and Burrp Join hands to celebrate joy of giving month

Mumbai : Smile Foundation has join hands with Burrp, the online food-tech company, to celebrate Joy of Giving, for the entire month of October. Under this initiative, a campaign called #DINEWITHSMILE has been launched. Starting from 1st till 31st October, the campaign will raise awareness on responsible dinning. Michelin Starred and Goodwill Ambassador...

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Remembering R D Burman to support the cause of Education for underprivileged children – an initiative by Smile Foundation

Bangalore : On the occasion of the 77 birth anniversary of the legendary music composer R D Burman, Smile Foundation in association with Fever FM and Alive India is coming up with a special initiative called “U Me & RD” – a musical evening to remember...

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Launch of 3rd phase of Casa Herbalife Programme with Smile Foundation

Bengalurui : The launch of the third phase of the Casa Herbalife programme has been announced by Smile Foundation, a national development organization that works for underprivileged children and their families in areas of education, healthcare, livelihood and women empowerment. The programme is supported by the Herbalife Family Foundation...

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Top corporate come forward for Bengaluru’s first Charity Football League

Bengaluru : In a rare occasion of chasing the same goal, employees of some of the best globally known brands will take part in Bengaluru’s first Charity Football League being organized by Elegant Properties and Smile Foundation to send 250 underprivileged children to school.Committed to ensure that the children get an opportunity to realize their dreams despite poverty...

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Smile Foundation receives first ICAI CSR Award

Mumbai : Smile Foundation has received the 1st ICAI CSR Award, 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, Chief Operating Officer, Smile Foundation received...

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Mission Education – An effort to continue the education of 20,500 children

New Delhi : Smile Foundation, a development organisation working for the welfare of underprivileged children and their families, has initiated the 2nd phase of its Mission Education campaign. Last year, the campaign successfully raised support for continuing the education of 19,000 less privileged children across India. This year, the target...

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Mantri Developers join hands with Smile Foundation to support Youth Livelihood in Bangalore

Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization joined hands with Mantri Developers, one of India’s leading real estate developers, to support the livelihood for marginalized youths at Kanakpura area, Bangalore. Under this partnership, Mantri Developers will support...

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Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth opens

New Delhi : New Delhi, December 22, 2015: Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth (SIFFCY) was inaugurated today by Hon’ble Minister For Women and Child Development, Government of India, Mrs. Maneka Gandhi, the Chief Guest for the occasion and national award winning director and actor Mr. Tigmanshu Dhulia, the Guest of Honor along with the presence...

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Smile Foundation & Yellow Ochre present

New Delhi : Smile Foundation and Yellow Ochre have come up with an innovative art show titled Siddhi wherein two children will be paired with an artist to produce a painting. Ten such paintings will be exhibited and proceeds from the same will be entirely utilized to send children to school. Siddhi aims to introduce young underprivileged children to the practice of fine art. Not only is art therapeutic, it can also be chosen as a career path...

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India’s largest charity fashion show enters its 7th edition in Mumbai

Mumbai : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, showcased the 7th edition of its fundraiser ‘Ramp for Champs’ today at Hotel Renaissance, Powai. With a special focus on education for the girl children, funds raised from Ramp for Champs will be utilized through Smile Foundation’s national level programme - Mission Education...

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Smile Foundation adds 13 more centres for training and employment of urban youth

New Delhi : Under Smile Foundation’s Smile Twin e-Learning Programme (STeP), 13 new centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Gurgaon have started functioning with effect from 1st of April 2015. Out of the 13 STeP centres, 10 centres are being supported by Ericsson and three by FIS. Smile Foundation is now operating a total of 45 STeP centres across India...

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Humanity at its best – the story of unsung heroes

Chennai : As the rain battered Chennai and everything in the city was reeling under water, the only thing refused to die down was the Spirit of Chennai. Chennai stood tall and faced the calamities fearlessly, hand in hand. Youths of Chennai came out in numbers to volunteer the work started by many NGO’s.Smile Foundation had started relief work as the rain got heavier and flood hit Chennai...

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Smile Foundation’s speedy response with “Chennai Relief” in full swing

New Delhi/ Chennai/ Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organisation, is providing relief aids and rescuing the flood affected, stranded people in Chennai. The Disaster Response team of Smile Foundation is actively aiding the rescue and immediate relief efforts in the city and has reached 97,500 people already...

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TN governor felicitates school principals for being change agents

Chennai : Felicitating school principals for being the positive change agents in society, Tamil Nadu Governor Dr K Rosaiah lauded Smile Foundation’s Child for Child programme that aims at bridging the gap between privileged and underprivileged children.“I am very happy to be present here on this occasion among so many heads of institutions who are being felicitated...

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Healthcare project to cover 1.5 Lac women and girls in Delhi slums

New Delhi : Baxter International Foundation (the philanthropic arm of Baxter International Inc.) and Smile Foundation have partnered for a women and girl child empowerment project under the latter’s Swabhiman programme in six slum areas across Delhi, India. Baxter International Foundation is extending a support of US$100,448 towards this two-year Swabhiman project...

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Smile Foundation to take Kalam philosophy and teachings to the world through a biopic

New Delhi : Determined to carry forward his legacy to the world and pay a real tribute to Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, Smile Foundation has decided to make a film on his life. The film will ignite the minds of all world citizens especially the youth and children who the former president so earnestly inspired. Indeed, such was the persona of Dr. Kalam. After India found its...

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Equipped NGOs key to success of CSR spending

New Delhi : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, had organized a two day workshop called EMPOWERING GRASSROOTS in New Delhi. Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General and CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs), inaugurated the seminar and conducted the training program in the first session. Experts and trainers...

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SIFFCY announces official selections for 2015 International Film Festival for Children and Youth

Mumbai : SIFFCY (Smile International Film Festival for Children and Youth) announced the final selections of films for this year's (2015) film festival, to be held at Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi during 21-27 December 2015. More than 80 films will be showcased in this year's festival that includes 30 feature films...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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 ...

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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...

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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.

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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CFSI brings a travelling film festival for children of north-east India

Children’s Film Society India (CFSI), in conjunction with Smile Foundation, presents the North East Film Festival for Children, reaching out to privileged and underprivileged children of the region during March 7-24, 2013. Meant exclusively for the seven states of North-East India, the film festival will showcase six children’s films, some award winning like ‘The Prince and The Crown...

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Choone Do Aasman - A mission to send 5000 underprivileged children to school by Independence Day

New Delhi :Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, has pledged to liberate 5000 children from bondage of illiteracy and send them to school through its initiative Choone Do Aasman. Even as India celebrates its 66th Independence Day on August 15, 2013 around 12 million children...

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Civil society extends support for education of underprivileged girls

Pune : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization benefitting more than 300,000 underprivileged children and youth through 158 welfare projects got association from a power couple of Pune. Dr. Tarita Shankar, Chairperson of Indira Group of Institutes (IGI) along with her better half Mr. Aditya Mehendale has joined hands...

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Football Ace Robin Singh encourages Smile's girl beneficiaries to take up Sports

Bangalore : Saluting the spirit of Indian women, India's ace footballer Robin Singh celebrated International Women’s Day with Smile Foundation beneficiaries. Around 15 girls who came forward to make an identity of their own from a difficult background were part of this celebration at hotel Monarch Luxur in Bangalore. Robin who was in town...

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Harley Ride to ensure Education for all

Bangalore : Tusker Harley Davidson, Bangalore in association with HOGS’-Bangalore (Harley Owners Group) has organized a Harley ride today supporting the cause of child education. The ride with a mission to spread awareness about importance of education was in support of Smile Foundation, a national level development organization. Speaking about this CSR initiative, Mr. Srinivas Reddy...

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Healthcare at the doorsteps of villagers in Rae Bareli

New Delhi : Rural Electrification Corporation Limited (RECL) has joined hands with Smile Foundation, a national development organization, in its commitment to provide health to the remote and marginalized population. RECL will support Smile Foundation’s innovative mobile hospital programme, Smile on Wheels (SoW) in Rae Bareli (U.P.) for a period of 3 years and 2 months. During this tenure under its CSR...

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Smile Foundation conferred with IPE NGO Excellence Award

Mumbai : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization won the prestigious NGO Excellence Award for its valuable contribution in the social sector. The award was conferred by the institute of Public Enterprise (IPE) Hyderabad, endorsed by World CSR Day & Asian Confederation of Business. Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, Chief Operating Office received the award on behalf of Smile Foundation...

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Jackie Chan shares self-defence tips with community women

New Delhi : Mr. Jackie Chan, renowned Hollywood star and martial art legend visited a Smile Foundation community project to interact with children and to give martial art tips to young girls and women. Smile Foundation is a national level development organization. Mr. Chan is on a trip to India organized by India China Economic and Cultural Council...

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Kartik Jayaram rings in the New Year with Smile kids

Bangalore : Silver screen heartthrob Karthik Jayaram welcomed the New Year in style with Smile Foundation children. Karthik had planned many a surprise for the children of Smile Foundation and the air was filled with festive spirit. Delighted to be amongst Smile Foundation children, Karthik Jayaram said, “We all celebrate New year big time by partying. This year though I want to do something different...

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Making grassroots NGOs future ready

New Delhi : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization conducted a three-day capacity building programme for grassroots NGOs in order to enable and equip them to participate in the process of social change at the local level effectively. The workshop was conducted under the guidance of Subject Experts, Trainers and International Observers. Aptly titled ‘Empowering Grassroots...

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From Philanthropic Act to Strategic Policy

Ever since the Industrial Revolution, businesses have often been perceived as an anti-social development – the empowerment of few, against the many. In India, because the industries came in along with colonialism, people’s perception of the sector has been adverse. It is a fact that industries and businesses have played a central role in the socio-economic development of the country and today India...

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Priyanka Chopra takes up the cause of Girl Child with Smile

Mumbai : Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra visited Smile Foundation project centre today on International Day for the Girl Child to promote education for the girl child. Priyanka spent time with children at Smile Foundation Mission Education project’s Holy Mother School in Mumbai. She asked the children about their dreams and ambitions and also encouraged them to study well to pursue their dreams...

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Ramp Walk to encourage Girl Child Education

Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization in association with Skylark Mansions came forward on 21st May to announce the 3rd season of “Ramp for Champs” in Bangalore. Ramp for Champs, a cause related celebrity fashion show with Prasad Bidapa, is a continuous fund raising effort to educate less privileged children. This year Ramp for Champs will happen on...

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Smile Foundation receives Education Excellence Award 2013

New Delhi : Smile Foundation has been conferred with the “EDUCATION EXCELLENCE AWARDS – 2013” by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industries (ASSOCHAM) and The Education Post. The awards also felicitated Smile Foundation with certificate of ‘Leader in Social Venture Philanthropy in Child Education.’ The awards aim to promote universities...

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Sonakshi Sinha flags off Smile on Wheels in Mumbai

Mumbai : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization in alliance with Shakuntalam Charitable Foundation, launched its Mobile Hospital Programme, Smile on Wheels for Mumbai today. Smile on Wheels was flagged off by talented actress Sonakshi Sinha. Mr. Shyamashis Bhattacharya along with his wife Mrs Neelima Bajpai from Shakuntalam Charitable Foundation handed over the key to Mr. Vikram...

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Women & Girl child empowement launched

Bangalore : Swabhiman, Smile Foundation’s much recognised programme on girl child and women empowerment is introduced in Karnataka for the first time. The Swabhiman project centres begin operations in Hegganahalli and Ramanna Badavane settlements in Bangalore. Shankara Infra is supporting Smile Foundation in implementing the project in Bangalore in association with DANI Development and Social Action...

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The 35th STeP in empowering youth through job relevant skill building

Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization, has launched its 35th Smile Twin e-Learning Programme (STeP) centre in India; the second one in Bangalore at Medahally today. Supported by Bosch India Foundation, the newest STeP centre will be run in association with Vidyaranya. It will focus on making the urban underprivileged youth...

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Yum! and Smile fight against hunger and malnutrition

Some alarming facts: • 1.4 billion people (20% of the world’s population) lives in extreme poverty, earning less than $1.25 a day • India accounts for 22% of a total of 9.7 million children dying globally before they reach the age of 5 • More than 70% of Indian women and children have serious nutritional deficiencies • Somewhere in the world, a child dies due to malnutrition every five seconds • India is ranked...

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IIT Madras and Smile Foundation's 'Nutrition for Better Literacy' campaign

Bangalore : Smile Foundation, a national level development organization working for the welfare of underprivileged children, youth and women, and IIT Madras, have taken their campaign ‘Nutrition for Better Literacy’, to the next level. Smile Foundation has joined hands with IIT Madras under its annual fest Saarang to provide better nutrition to children...

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