Smile Foundation participated in an exhibition organisied by Nucleus Software, a software solution company based at Noida, on April 9, 2010. The team members of Swabhiman – the women and girl child empowerment programme of Smile Foundation showcased the paintings and artifacts (bead bracelets, bead necklaces, bead anklets, paper bags, etc.) at the exhibition organised inside the office premises of Nucleus Software. These paintings and objects were made by the beneficiaries who include community educators and health volunteers of the Swabhiman programme.
Niraj Vedwa, Chief Operating Officer, Nucleus Software said, It has been a pleasure to have Smile Foundation’s participation at the exhibition. It not only sensitised we Nucleites on the excellent work done by Smile Foundation but it also brought into light the fact that we need to continuously work towards doing our small bit to make this world a better place to live for everyone.” Niraj further extended his wishes for Smile Foundation in its journey of inspiration and milestones of fulfillment and success.
Priyanka Jain Vats, Senior Programme Officer, Swabhiman Programme at Smile Foundation said, “We conduct special training classes for our beneficiaries to learn these vocational skills, which we believe will help in empowering themselves”.
The entire Team of Nucleus Software praised Smile Foundation for the efforts in training the beneficiaries and the company expressed its interest for association in future on various aspects of cooperation. “We appreciate the invitation extended to us by Nucleus Software to showcase our products at the exhibition and we are sure this will benefit the girls not only to improve upon the products but also give them the confidence to set up their own enterprises in near future”, added Priyanka.
The visitors at the exhibition included employees of Nucleus Software. The appreciation of the exhibits by Smile Foundation was reflected by the heavy purchases made at the kiosk. Nucleus Software awarded Smile Foundation with a “Certificate of Appreciation” authenticated by Niraj Vedwa, Chief Operating Officer of the company.
Two volunteers Ms. Anouli and Ms. Jildau from In Holland University, Netherlands accompanied the team and helped in displaying as well as sale of the exhibits.