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smilefoundation
yesterday at 12:35. Facebook
“I was the first girl in my whole family to complete schooling. This became possible only because of my parents. When I was born, they refused to listen to relatives who said that they should try for a son. When they sent me to school, they had to bear the neighbours’ taunts and rude remarks who said that education would only spoil me. My father is a driver; he started doing night shifts to...
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I was the first girl in my whole family to complete schooling
Bin Das
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smilefoundation
yesterday at 09:41. Facebook
The future of India sits smiling in the classrooms of today!

(In pic: Mission Education centre in the tribal belt of Bolangir, Odisha)
The future of India sits smiling in the classrooms of today
Vasant Bhange
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smilefoundation
yesterday at 07:12. Facebook
SMILE KIDS: What is the reason behind your success?

YOGESHWAR DUTT: Focus. Anything you do, you need to have a clear focus to succeed in life. Forget your circumstances, forget your hardships - just focus on your goal and you will achieve it.

A big thank you to the Indian wrestling champion Padma Shri Yogeshwar Dutt for spending a day with our children, inspiring them and giving them...
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SMILE KIDS: What is the reason behind your success
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smilefoundation
06/26/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
Living in the middle of the Dapodi garbage dump, Pune, these families have never complained about the stench and filth of their surroundings.

Why? Because this dumping site is their bread and butter. Here, the children, women and aged all pick garbage for a living.

But now these people have one thing less to worry about - their health. The garbage dump has long been a breeding ground for...
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Living in the middle of the Dapodi garbage dump Pune these families
Manoj Vargheese Vargheese
Ramjan Hallyal
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smilefoundation
06/26/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
"Life has not given us much, but my two lovely daughters are God's biggest blessings for us. With them, we forget our hardships and celebrate every little joy. I pray that they get lots of love, success and happiness in life."

- Md. Irshad, with his daughters Ayesha and Aasma

#eidmubarak
Life has not given us much but my two lovely daughters are
Ramdular Gupta
Tokika K Yepthomi
Sarva Mangala
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smilefoundation
06/25/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
“When I told her I was with child, Aruna didi was as happy as my mother would have been. My mother lives in the village and we could not afford to bring her here. We hardly have enough to eat two times ourselves. My husband works as security guard, leaves for work in the morning and comes home late. Taking a day off would mean losing a day’s wage. I felt very nervous and lonely. But didi put...
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When I told her I was with child Aruna didi was as
Shubham Mishra
Manoj Vargheese Vargheese
smilefoundation
smilefoundation
06/25/2017 at 10:00. Facebook
They came. They painted. They won hearts ❤

Thank you Team Google for making school so much more fun for Smile children! #GoogleServe
They came They painted They won hearts ❤️
smilefoundation
smilefoundation
06/25/2017 at 05:34. Facebook
Summer camps, fancy gadgets, outstation trips don't make vacations fun. Friends do!
Summer camps fancy gadgets outstation trips don't make vacations fun Friends do
Sarva Mangala
Venkata Bhimasena Rao Angara
smilefoundation
smilefoundation
06/24/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
The little girls of the Mylali Balaji Nagar slum in Pallikaranai, Chennai, have little memory of the native land from which their families were uprooted years ago. But the slum’s residents cannot forget the many promises that were made when they were relocated.

Unable to meet even their most basic needs, the families do not have access to clean drinking water and sanitation. The parents,...
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The little girls of the Mylali Balaji Nagar slum in Pallikaranai Chennai
Krsubramanian Krsubramanian
Manoj Vargheese Vargheese
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smilefoundation
06/24/2017 at 08:37. Facebook
Youth from Smile Twin e-Learning Programme (STeP) centre in Mumbai were invited to visit the LinkedIn India office at Bandra. After taking them on a tour of the office, the Corporate Communication Manager of LinkedIn conducted an exclusive session on public speaking and communication skills for the students.

Identified from various Mumbai slums, these youth will soon be completing their STeP...
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Youth from Smile Twin eLearning Programme STeP centre in Mumbai were invited
Piyush Sharma
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smilefoundation
06/23/2017 at 14:20. Facebook
Living in a remote village in Khammam district of Telangana, 11 year old Nagesh had to travel nearly 10kms everyday to reach school. His parents are agricultural labourers and toil hard to earn the bare minimum wages. Leaving for work at dawn, they could not drop off Nagesh to school and would often worry till their son returned home safely.

“He is our only child. Our earlier children could...
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Living in a remote village in Khammam district of Telangana 11 year
Sanjeev Dham
सूर्यावंशी राणा फ्रोम हरियाणा
Manoj Vargheese Vargheese
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smilefoundation
06/23/2017 at 09:01. Facebook
The fisherwomen of Haldia village, West Bengal, take an early leave to attend Parents-Teacher meeting at Mission Education centre MAVA.

Not long before, the mothers had been opposed to sending their children to school, preferring to take them to the market to get some help with selling the fish.

But after frequent door to door visits and counselling by the teachers, they have now started...
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The fisherwomen of Haldia village West Bengal take an early leave to
smilefoundation
smilefoundation
06/22/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
“I work as a maid – wash dishes, do cleaning and mopping in 5-6 houses every day. In the evening I pack these plastic balls, which my husband sells at traffic signals. Whether it is the burning sun, heavy rains or biting cold, we never take a single day off. Why? Just so that our daughters can have an easier life and do not have to struggle daily like us. Yogita has made me proud by getting...
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I work as a maid wash dishes do cleaning and mopping in
Rekha Chandra
Neelam Sharma
Laisangbam Monomala
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smilefoundation
06/22/2017 at 03:30. Facebook
"When you work with children, you have to become a child. I think this is the best part of my job - to be connected to my childhood forever!" - Ullas, Project Coordinator - Bengaluru, Smile Foundation
When you work with children you have to become a child I
Ramdular Gupta
smilefoundation
smilefoundation
06/21/2017 at 12:30. Facebook
The cutest effort on #InternationalYogaDay

(In Pic: Mission Education centre Amcha Ghar, Mumbai)
The cutest effort on InternationalYogaDay
Rit's Rajji
smilefoundation
smilefoundation
06/21/2017 at 10:37. Facebook
"I am retired, but I have never worked harder. Because the people I am now serving are the ones who really need my help. Most men and women in these slums do labour work for daily wages, often in dangerous conditions, and are vulnerable to many health hazards. With medical facilities out of their reach, they often ignore their health problems and lose their lives to curable diseases. The worst...
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I am retired but I have never worked harder Because the people
Bharat Mesariya
Lalit Suthar
Kalpesh Jashapara
smilefoundation
smilefoundation
06/21/2017 at 03:00. Facebook
The greatest wealth is health!

Celebrating #InternationalYogaDay
The greatest wealth is health

Celebrating InternationalYogaDay
Rudra Shila
The smiling faces of these children from Peshok village in Kalimpong, Darjeeling, hide many pains. Not long before, their little hands had been busy plucking tea leaves at the plantations, to earn their food.

Majority of the families in the community work in tea gardens, struggling to make a bare minimum. The average daily wage of a worker is only about Rs. 65. To add some extra hands, they...
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The smiling faces of these children from Peshok village in Kalimpong Darjeeling
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Members of the Women’s Forum at Avery Dennison invited Smile Foundation's girl scholars to their Gurgaon office for a special session called “Found My Voice”. The session was aimed at enhancing the self-confidence of the girls and encouraging them to face their fears. Both the mentors and their young students had a great time participating in interesting activities and games...
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Members of the Womens Forum at Avery Dennison invited Smile Foundations girl
Sona Kaur
B K Ludhianvi Jokewala
Renu Chauhan
“I don’t know what was harder – for me to lose my husband, or for my daughters to lose their father. Life did not allow us the time to even grieve. We were thrown out of the family home, where we had lived with his brothers’ families. Penniless, I roamed around with my daughters for days, asking for food and help. After a month, I got my first job at a tea stall. From then on, I started doing...
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I dont know what was harder for me to lose my husband
B K Ludhianvi Jokewala
Ramdular Gupta