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,  [...]

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  [...]