“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world ”
– Nelson Mandela
Smile Foundation is a not –for–profit organization, working for the upliftment of less privileged children and their families in India. The organization was established in 2002 by a group of friends coming from high-placed positions in the corporate sector as a step towards giving back to the society.
Smile Foundation believes that the long march for national development starts with the first step of every child across the school gate. Our flagship education programme promotes and catalyzes universal education among underprivileged children, creates processes to mainstream these children in a sustained manner, strengthens their abilities to cope up with the formal education system, facilitates them to emerge as productive assets and sets the foundation for nation building.
It is well recognized that improvement in health status of population is both an important means of sustaining economic and social development as well as an end in itself. Smile Foundation’s thoughtfully designed comprehensive health module ensures that quality and timely healthcare reaches the deprived corners of Indian villages and cities, through a combination of mobile health units, health camps and awareness programmes.
Indian organized job market is characteristic of scarcity amidst plenty with unfilled vacancies coexisting with a large unemployed manpower. This dichotomy is the outcome of the skill deficit of the potential workforce. Smile Foundation’s livelihood initiative seeks to address this gap by providing underprivileged youth the requisite skills to make a legitimate claim for jobs in sectors which are the engines of growth of the Indian economy.
Working with the belief that when women are supported and empowered, the whole society benefits, Smile Foundation’s women empowerment initiative is aimed at empowering women and adolescent girls from lower socio-economic strata and enabling them to realize their potential in every sphere of life – be it home, workplace or community by equipping them with necessary and relevant awareness, access and skills.
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