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An Overview of the Smile Foundation

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In 2002, the Smile Foundation was formed by a collection of corporate-level professionals in order to finance a variety of grassroots initiatives aimed at providing healthcare and education to Indian children in need. Based out of New Delhi, India, the foundation achieves its goals through a number of programs.

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An Overview of the Smile Foundation

  1. 1. AN OVERVIEW OF THE SMILE FOUNDATION By Ashok Bagdy
  2. 2. Introduction  In 2002, the Smile Foundation was formed by a collection of corporate-level professionals in order to finance a variety of grassroots initiatives aimed at providing healthcare and education to Indian children in need. Based out of New Delhi, India, the foundation achieves its goals through a number of programs. It has developed a series of pre-schools, non-formal and remedial schools, a bridge course for drop-outs, a functional literacy course for women, and family life education for teenage girls. To tackle health related issues, the organization has created the Smiles on Wheels program, a mobile medical service delivery system that works throughout 172 slums.
  3. 3. Smile Foundation  It has also opened health camps across India that provide a comprehensive range of medical services. To find out more about how you can support the Smile Foundation, visit www.SmileFoundationIndia.org. About the author: Since 2003, Ashok Bagdy has served as the Vice President of Outsourcing Services at Cameo Corporate Services Limited. He is an avid supporter of the Smile Foundation.

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