S.M.I.L.E to empower underprivileged women and children

by Kamini Shukla

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About the project :

SMILE (Society for Mobilising and Improving The Life Experiences of The Underprivileged Women And Children) is a nonprofit organisation working in Jaipur since November 2003. SMILE is working for the betterment of underprivileged women and children who live in protection homes run by Government and slums. Our main focus is on counselling, vocational training, educational activities, creative activities, recreational activities, gender and health awareness through workshops, rehabilitation of lost children and women, adult literacy in villages, leadership training, impart self-defense training and life skill education to adolescent children. We also provide opportunities to interns to work with us. 

We have already worked in 13 slums of Jaipur – Goutam Nagar, Bairwa Basti, Valmiki Basti, Purani Basti, Char Darwaja Basti, Nai Ki Thari, Hayajawala Sanganer, Manoharpura Basti, Brahmpuri, Surya Nagar, Jagannathpuri Basti, Malviya Nagar Sector 1, 2, 3 Jaipur and Basbadanpura.

At present we are working at Ghategate, Ramgang, Amagarh, Rahim Nagar, Khonagoriyan, Sitaram Nagar, 22 Godam, Mali ki Kothi, Dayalpura Watika (all slums in Jaipur) and 6 villages of Bassi Block Jaipur districts.

As a result, almost 9000 women and children have been given vocational training and have become self-dependent. They have started earning on their own as well using these skills like stitching clothes, beauty culture, doing craft work, doing electrician/plumbing related work etc. Also, over 12000 children and women have been given counselling and 4000 people have been provided education. Moreover, 178 lost children (appx) have been reunited with their families.

At SMILE our main objective is to,

  1. Provide institutional and non-institutional alternatives to underprivileged and vulnerable children and women
  2. Conduct research on different life aspects and circumstances of underprivileged and vulnerable children and women to help in formulation of better programs to meet their needs
  3. Carry out advocacy work to bring required changes in the laws and policies relating to children and women
  4. Generate awareness among communities regarding rights of children and women
  5. Mobilising and enabling communities to contribute towards empowerment and uplift of disadvantaged children and women in the society.
  6. Organise underprivileged and vulnerable children and women and network their groups so that they can articulate their concerns and needs to the policy-makers.
  7. Network different organisations and groups working to support children and women to help them share ideas on best practices and other resources.

Please help us raise funds to reach more areas and join us in benefiting and changing someone's life.

Even a small contribution will help us in making a woman self-independent.

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