Empowering Grassroots for Sustainable Change
The final phase of the “Change the Game” capacity building workshop was conducted on the 21st of July 2017. 18 representatives from 11 community based organizations (CBOs) based in different corners of the country participated in the workshop, that aimed at building their resource mobilization skills and organization capacities.
Smile Foundation has been actively working towards strengthening the grassroots organizations to help them bring excellence in their approach, methods and operations, with the ultimate objective of achieving the maximum benefit for the under-served communities. Through the national level programme “Empowering Grassroots”, Smile Foundation identifies and handholds CBOs and works towards enhancing their sustainability and scalability, through both intensive trainings and extensive face-to-face meetings round the year.
Taking these efforts further, Smile Foundation has partnered with Wilde Ganzen (a Dutch development agency) to implement Change the Game, an international e-learning platform for CBOs and grassroots NGOs, in India. Using a blended learning approach, the portal offers free e-learning courses and toolkits, along with physical trainings, to enable and empower organizations working for welfare of local communities across the world.