Our General Director, Jaume Sanllorente, has written an article in the December 2012 issue of Culturama, a monthly magazine brought out by Global Adjustments, a company that provides relocation, realty and cross-cultural training assistance to corporates and individuals moving to India. Culturama is popular with the expatriate community in India, offering great insights into life  [...]

We had a surprise visitor to our office yesterday, in the form of Ramkrishna Chugani, a concerned and generous individual. Mr Chugani, who lives in Andheri (W), visited our office yesterday, loaded with huge plastic bags. His intention was to donate bags and toys for our balwadi kids, simply out of a sense of generosity  [...]

As our supporters will know, we made an appeal last month on behalf of Vignesh, one of our balwadi students diagnosed with blood cancer, who is now undergoing treatment at Holy Spirit Hospital, under our HOPE: Care for Children with Cancer project. Vignesh’s story: Vignesh Chavan is a cute four-year-old who loves to play and  [...]

Yesterday (December 11), some of our balwadi kids, and their teachers and parents, enjoyed a different kind of outing. They got to attend a children’s carnival, organised by the Podar Institute of Education at the school‘s sports ground in Santacruz (W), Mumbai. At the S.A.N.T.A Land children’s carnival, which was a day-long event with free  [...]

Thanks to some amazing donors and their efforts, we now have our very own little library. Our collection has around 80-odd books for children of all age groups, from toddlers to teenagers, that we are circulating to our various beneficiaries so they can cultivate their reading habit more. The books were donated to us by  [...]

We have started our latest skills development training programme under the SEED project. The new batch of women is getting trained in ‘Zardozi embroidery skills’, which started with an orientation session last week. A total of 30 candidates have enrolled for this course. As you can see from these photos, this training involves imparting embroidery  [...]

Today, December 5, is International Volunteer Day. This is an international observance, designated by the United Nations since 1985, as a way of thanking volunteers for their efforts and increase public awareness on their contribution to society. At Mumbai Smiles too, we are marking this day as a way to appreciate and celebrate the contributions  [...]