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  [...]

This is our last post for 2012, and we wish you all a very happy new year. We too look forward to an equally eventful 2013, with opportunities, plans, activities, projects, events galore and, most importantly, a renewed commitment to fight poverty in Mumbai.  [...]

As another eventful year comes to an end, we share some of the generous words and wishes of our visitors and supporters: Thanks for giving us your valuable time to explain and show us a part of your great work in this city. Your projects seem very professional to us. Thanks for making us feel  [...]

We had a special party for the beneficiaries of the HOPE: Care for Children with Cancer project. The beneficiaries — who include patients at Holy Spirit Hospital and those who are being treated at Tata Hospital — and their families all enjoyed some time off and had fun at our special ‘Party of HOPE’. Apart  [...]

Our bedside attendant skills training workshop is almost at an end, with several of the trainees now in talks to get placements and opportunities to work. Over the weeks, the women have learnt various aspects of this, including: 1) Cleanliness precautions 2) Biomedical waste management, infection control 3) Patient history-taking and general examination 4) Medical  [...]

Yesterday, we had a special group of visitors to our office and our projects. A group of school students from Cologne, Germany — who are in India for a short exchange programme — also visited our office and our projects to learn more about issues of poverty, deprivation and development measures in India. The exchange  [...]

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  [...]