The collaborative event at R city Mall held on the 9th of August 2013, saw a massive gathering from children to adults where 3 agencies assembled on a common platform. Senior dignitaries from the mall invited Mumbai Smiles as part of their effort to felicitate unsung heroes. The gift partner, Mira designs sponsored the trophies  [...]

I am Smita Ajay Shivtarkar. For the last three years, I have been working as a teacher at Balwadi No. 07, Marol Pipeline, Andheri (East). I live in the same area along with my husband, two daughters and a son. I have always been interested in social work. I thank Mumbai Smiles that as they  [...]

Empowering women is one of the biggest concerns globally and India takes this issue seriously. There is a lot of advocacy taking place for the empowerment of women be in the area of equal rights, gender equality, access to education, employment opportunities, participation in the government and many other avenues. Government policies are being amended  [...]

Nutrition (also called nourishment) is the provision, to humans and also other organisms, of the materials necessary (in the form of food) to support life. Many common health problems can be prevented or alleviated with a healthy diet. Keeping this in mind our Hope project team; a project focused on pediatric cancer patients held a nutritional talk for its beneficiaries  [...]

We are happy to share another milestone for the Hope Project which transformed the life of Sangam Pandey; one of our Hope project beneficiary. Despite undergoing grueling chemotherapy the brave 17-year-old Sangam had her right leg amputated below her hip region in March this year. Now Sangam Pandey is independent and no more dependent on  [...]

“We are extremely happy to have shared our time with the people of this organization. It has helped us have a new perspective about the work that the organization does to have a better world. Thanks a lot to Mumbai Smiles for their hospitality and for the work they do, which is great. “ Angel  [...]

The Balwadi project, an education and nutrition program by Mumbai Smiles that commenced its new session on 3rd June, 2013, as we had informed you in an earlier blog post, is in full swing now. With many new students coming in this year, our teachers have their hands full. These teachers and their assistants undergo  [...]

SEED is the name of the Mumbai Smiles initiative that helps women by teaching them substantial marketable skills; providing them with opportunities for self-employment as well as financial independence. As we told you in an earlier blog post, our fourth batch of “Beautician’s course” for the women and girls of the slums in the Marol  [...]

Today, the birthday of our founder, Jaume Sanllorente, was celebrated with much enthusiasm at our Balwadi, by the tiniest members of our Mumbai Smiles family. The kids’ faces brightened at the prospect of cakes and celebrations, and participated with a lot of zeal, singing “Happy Birthday” and cutting the cake that was brought to them.  [...]

The new Balwadi session that commenced on 3rd June, has started with its very first activity- the distribution of bags and uniforms to kids. Aided by teachers and field coordinators of the Balwadi project, these bags and uniforms which were entirely sponsored by Mumbai Smiles have already been handed out to the first few Balwadis  [...]