Visitors from Italy, Spain and Belgium visit Mumbai Smiles
The New Glances project at Mumbai Smiles raises awareness nationally and internationally about the situation and life conditions of millions of people living in the slums of Mumbai. Under this project, people from all over the world visit our project sites, experience the progress and thus, leave with an indelible impression. Ever since its initiation, Mumbai Smiles has had an exceptional number of 2000+ national and international visitors from across 21 different countries.
Recently, a group of 13 visitors from Belgium, Italy and Spain planned a visit to Mumbai Smiles. During their stay, they visited the Balwadis, SEED and LSE project sites. At the Balwadis, they were extremely elated to see the kids learn numbers and alphabets at a very young age and the environment brought back their own childhood memories. At SEED, they saw the beneficiaries engaged in making greeting cards. They were impressed with their work and products and felt that Mumbai Smiles is playing a substantial role in enabling these women become independent and have their own standing in the society.
Carolina and Fernando, two of the visitors from Spain gave the following feedback:
“I have known Mumbai Smiles for some time and have been collaborating with the organization in various manners, but visiting the projects is just different and makes it more real. Usually after visiting India, we return to our countries and continue with our lives. Thank you for showing us one part of the world, changing our minds and helping us participate. Great work!” – Carolina
“Well, all I would like to say is that I’m really impressed with your work. I hope that you keep on growing as you are growing now and continue opening the minds of the people – something that is important in the times that we live in. Lots of luck and best wishes to all the women of India; they are the ones who are always the agents behind change! Thank you very much!” – Fernando