Celebrate 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day with Mumbai Smiles|NGO|Dreams & Achievements.

We all know the importance of literacy worldwide and how it can accelerate the development of our society.

 Let’s first understand what is literacy?

Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively. The power of literacy lies not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in a person’s capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect, interpret and discern the intricacies of the world in which they live.

On this 50th Anniversary of International Literacy Day,  let’s talk about a NGO that’s doing an incredible job with their ongoing projects in Mumbai on the same – Mumbai Smiles.

Their two projects- Balwadi and Future Smiles is that ray of light with a belief that even helping one person understand how to read and write is worth it to make the world a better place.

In Balwadi which is their pre-school centers project, they take care of children in age groups of 1-6 years, making sure they understand the alphabets, learn about colors, fruits,birds, learn poems, sing, dance, play sports, so there is overall personality development. Mumbai Smiles also takes care of their nutritional needs by providing them with healthy snacks everyday as well as have dedicated health camps for them. They run 30 centres in slums of Marol, Powai and surrounding areas with 31 kids in each one of them. 

Additionally, women from these slum communities are being trained to work as their teachers in these Balwadis and create awareness for the need for such places in the slums so that more people send their kids here. 

Mumbai Smiles was started more than a decade ago with a wish to eradicate the problem of poverty in Mumbai slums, the urban centers of disadvantaged and underprivileged communities and education became their score soon. 

With their sheer dedication and hardwork more than 3000 kids have benefited from our Balwadi project. 

Their second educational project is Future Smiles where they take care of needy and ambitious youth in 13-22 age group by providing them mentoring, counselling, scholarships. More than 500 youth have benefited so far and they ensure that the meritorious from disadvantaged backgrounds also get an opportunity to enroll in professional courses rather than being left out due to paucity of funds.

Mumbai Smiles is that dream which has been supported by their partners, collaborators and volunteers. On this International Literacy Day, it would be such a great support if we from Mumbai or any where else can join hands with their activities and help, whether by collaboration on an institutional level or on a personal level, by donating or by volunteering your time or by visiting their Balwadis and witnessing the ongoing work. 

Their aim is ensuring that literacy and education become a right for everyone and are not a luxury for few and would help from any and all quarters possible.

As the first step lets connect with Mumbai Smiles on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and be a part this fabulous initiative! For any further information/query you can Email them. 

In today’s time it’s so important to acknowledge the good deeds done, because your one encouraging voice can act as a catalyst to a budding dream of a developed nation, making a better world to live in. 


  1. Reading and writing are two ways people can elevate themselves and their situation. Math is also important but this isn’t about that.

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    1. Yea they are really making a difference:)

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  3. Both of these are terrific projects. Kudos to the whole team and thanks to you for bringing this to us. 😊

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    1. Thank you so much ….your words of appreciation means lot! 🙂


  4. Its worth to write about these initiatives and spread the awareness .. Great Job

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    1. Thank you so much for visiting my blog:)


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  5. prashantt · · Reply

    Well! This is lovely initiative and i myself believe that it is very important for us to take a stand in spreading education to children those are somehow not able to reach schools.I also took a baby step towards this direction by serving education to poor children of my locality with the help of some friends.We used to reach them on weekends and the good one’s are going to school now.Good to see positive vibes here too.:)

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    1. Wow I’m so pleased to read this about your initiative & it’s so good to know that in today’s busy world there are people like you who invest their time and effort in educating the nation’s future. So glad to be connected 🙂

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