“As we strive to usher in a more sustainable future, achieve the Millennium Development Goals, shape a new development agenda and combat climate change, let us mobilize the world’s families.” –  Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. This day reflects the importance that the  [...]

Selfish’ and ‘Altruism’ are two terms difficult to comprehend together. When we say ‘Joy of giving’ the joy is selfish and the giving part is altruistic. Researchers like E. O Wilson affirm from an evolutionary perspective that society needs this ‘Selfish altruism.’ What exactly is this selfish altruism? It’s as simple as ‘I give something  [...]

Sergio Delgado, visited Mumbai Smiles in the month of March 2014.He gave us the following feedback at the time of his departure: “I’ve had a wonderful day! It feels good to know that there are people working to improve the life of the people and children that don’t have access to even the most basic  [...]

International Nurses Day is observed around the world on May 12th of each year. It is celebrated to mark the contributions that nurses make to society. The International Council of Nurses (ICN) commemorates this day each year with the production and distribution of the International Nurses’ Day Kit, which includes educational and public information materials for use by  [...]