Last week, on January 7-8, we organised an exhibition as part of our balwadi project. As you know, in our 25 balwadis, apart from formal learning of things like alphabets, numbers etc, our children also spend a lot of time developing their creativity and craft skills, by making things, colouring, pasting, etc. Our teachers also  [...]

Last month, we started another workshop under the SEEd project, which trains underprivileged women in various skills in order to enable them to earn a living. This workshop provided short-term training to women in the preparation of fast-food items such as idlis, noodles, dhoklas, parathas etc. The idea behind it being that the women could  [...]

A few days ago, we took our Future Smiles beneficiaries on a field trip as part of their learning experience under this education and career guidance programme. The students and project staff members went to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali, Mumbai, (also known Borivali National Park), which also house the famous Kanheri Caves.  [...]

As we’ve told you before, the SEED project is the new programme that we launched in 2012 at Mumbai Smiles. SEED, which is what we call our skills development programme, aims to equip women from low-income backgrounds with tangible, marketable skills that can help them earn a proper livelihood. in 2012, we did a series  [...]

This is our last post for 2012, and we wish you all a very happy new year. We too look forward to an equally eventful 2013, with opportunities, plans, activities, projects, events galore and, most importantly, a renewed commitment to fight poverty in Mumbai.  [...]

As another eventful year comes to an end, we share some of the generous words and wishes of our visitors and supporters: Thanks for giving us your valuable time to explain and show us a part of your great work in this city. Your projects seem very professional to us. Thanks for making us feel  [...]

We had a special party for the beneficiaries of the HOPE: Care for Children with Cancer project. The beneficiaries — who include patients at Holy Spirit Hospital and those who are being treated at Tata Hospital — and their families all enjoyed some time off and had fun at our special ‘Party of HOPE’. Apart  [...]