February 4, 2013, (Monday) is World Cancer Day. Around the world, on this day, people and organisations have events and activities that help raise awareness on cancer and how to prevent, detect or treat it. Cancer is a leading cause of death and a public health problem worldwide. WHO estimates that 84 million people will  [...]

In the first of the workshops in the new year, the Future Smiles team organised a ‘Stress Management’ workshop as part of the series designed to help the students of Yashodhan School deal with their academics and prepare for their careers better. As part of their ‘Life Skills’ training, this session was meant to help  [...]

Sunday, January 27, 2013, was World Leprosy Day, observed internationally to increase public awareness of leprosy. Leprosy is one of the oldest recorded diseases in the world. It is a chronic infectious disease which affects the skin, peripheral nerves, upper respiratory tract and the eyes. Around 80% of the newly diagnosed cases of leprosy are  [...]

India celebrated its Republic Day on Saturday, January 26, 2013. Republic Day commemorates the date in the year 1950 on which the Constitution of India came into force. The date January 26 was chosen to honour the memory of the declaration of independence of 1930. While the grand Republic Day Parade takes place at Rajpath,  [...]

At Mumbai Smiles, part of our work is about creating awareness. It’s something we take very seriously, as we believe that developmental work will be more effective only if a larger audience is sensitised to the needs and circumstances of the underprivileged. Greater change will happen only if more people are made aware of what  [...]

Today, we’d like you to meet one of our newest volunteers, Rajashree Rao. Rajashree Rao is one of a group of volunteers who is offering English language tutoring to some of our Future Smiles beneficiaries. Some of the older beneficiaries of our Future Smiles education and career guidance programme are put up in a hostel  [...]

Our first newsletter of the new year is out with all the news about what we’ve been up to in the last three months. It’s a peek into our world with details of our projects, photos and events. You can view the January 2013 newsletter here: http://t.co/Nfs6Ow3R If you haven’t subscribed to the Mumbai Smiles  [...]

The beneficiaries and families of the HOPE: Care for Children with Cancer project went on a much-needed excursion last week. As you know, the HOPE programme offers comprehensive care that not only provides patients and their families with financial assistance, but also provide them with other kinds of psycho-social support. So, as a part of this,  [...]