Fourth edition of Learning Fest concludes


The fourth edition of the Swabhiman Learning Fest, which is a two day residential camp for the scholars of Swabhiman concluded on the 14th of June 2019. The two-day ‘Learning Fest’ was organized for 170 teenage girls. These girls have excelled in their studies, despite living in poverty. Each one of them has received scholarships […]

Community leads Women’s Day celebration in Gurugram


International Women’s Day was celebrated by 100 community women and adolescent girls in Gurugram under the Swabhiman programme. The celebration started with a street play performed on importance of a woman in our society, followed by a skit by community women on impact of Swabhiman programme in their lives. Children from the community presented a […]

Swabhiman Scholars attend Business Conclave at SRCC


A team of 40 Swabhiman scholars was invited to attend the annual Business Conclave at the reputed Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Delhi University. The scholars participated in panel discussions on the present economic and political challenges in the country with students from different colleges, and were enlightened by a speech on microfinance by […]

Capacity Building for Women Entrepreneurs in Bengaluru


A pilot training session on entrepreneurship, facilitated by expert trainers from Skore was held for women beneficiaries of the Swabhiman programme. The main objective of the training was to enhance the entrepreneurial skills and knowledge of 20 women entrepreneurs through activity based and participative learning methods so that they understand the science and art of […]

Health workshop for women conducted in Mumbai


A health workshop was conducted for the women of Kunchikorve, Mumbai. The women residing in this area are not well educated in the matters of personal hygiene and do little to maintain it which results in a lot of infections like UTI etc in young women. The workshop was conducted by health experts who talked […]

Breast feeding day celebrated by Smile Foundation’s Swabhiman programme


Set every August for the first seven days of the month, World Breastfeeding Week aims to highlight the huge benefits that breastfeeding can bring to the health and welfare of babies, as well as a wider push for maternal health, focusing on good nutrition, poverty reduction and food security. Keeping this in mind World Breast […]

Swabhiman health camp for residents of Damru Nagar


A health camp was organized on 18th July 2018 for the residents of Damru Nagar which provided medical consultation to 110 beneficiaries that included children (0 to 9 years), adolescents (10-19 years), and men and women (both 20 years and above). The health camp aimed at promoting awareness about illness, identifying community members with health […]

Third Learning Fest for Swabhiman scholars concludes


The third edition of the Swabhiman Learning Fest, which is a two day residential camp for the scholars of Swabhiman concluded on the 7th of June 2018. The two-day ‘Learning Fest’ was organised for 130 girls. These girls have excelled in their studies, despite living in poverty. Each one of them has received scholarships to […]

Health camp for women and children conducted by team Swabhiman


A health camp was organized for women, adolescent girls and children at Surat Nagar, Gurugram under Smile Foundation’s Swabhiman programme. Ante-natal check-ups and one-on-one counselling sessions were held for mothers and expecting mothers. Regular health check-up was conducted for children and women. The health camp, facilitated by a team of medical professionals, Swabhiman Health Volunteers […]

Team Swabhiman conducts IEC activities to sensitize community


An information, communication and education session was conducted for the community members at Gurugram, Haryana. The session included topics such as safe motherhood, birth preparedness and importance of family planning, immunization, importance of education, reproductive health, hygiene, saving money through Self Help Groups (SHGs), male involvement in the day to day activities of the household […]

Women’s Day celebrated under the Swabhiman programme of Smile Foundation


On 8th Mar ’18 Women’s day was celebrated in Surat Nagar Phase-II in Gurgaon with 60 beneficiaries that included women and adolescent girls. The event started with a warm welcome of the participants by the team. A mesmerizing dance by the community girls and women followed which was enjoyed by all. Then 4 of the […]

Distribution of Sanitary Napkins & Contraceptives to women and young girls


During group meetings and counseling sessions on topics related to family planning and menstrual hygiene contraceptives and sanitary napkins were distributed to women and adolescent girls respectively. This exercise is aimed to promote practice of family planning and hygiene. A total of 23 women were provided with contraceptives to practice family planning and 69 women […]

Self defense workshop conducted for girls


A self defense training camp was conducted for the girls of Shri Ram J. J. Camp & Nithari. The training was conducted to boost the self confidence of the girls and to make them able to act in unfavorable situations. The girls were taught simple ways of self defense and they were also spoken to […]

Group meeting for men conducted under Swabhiman programme


A meeting of the male members of the society was conducted under the Swabhiman programme of Smile Foundation. The men were instructed about family planning, health of women and how the men can support them in order to give them little relief from everyday chores. Swabhiman, meaning self-respect in English, was initiated in 2005 to […]

Exposure visit conducted for Swabhiman Scholars


An exposure visit1 was organized for Swabhiman scholars on the 20th of December 2017. The first place visited was National Science Center where the scholars explored a variety of exhibits through the various sections like Human Biology gallery, Fun Science Library, Heritage and Dinosaur gallery, Nuclear Science gallery, Revolution gallery, etc. The Center is a […]