An overview of Living Smile projects, programs, and activities.
Gandhi Leprosy Seva Sangh — A small community of leprosy patients and their family members located on the outskirts of Ahmedabad in Gujarat. Community faces a severe social stigma because of the disease and many of the members are poor and turn to begging.
- Trained a talented group of children within the community to inspire future community service leaders.
- Provided traditional medicine to leprosy patients and a young boy with Cerebral Palsy.
- Coordinated project partner volunteers and activities.
- Facilitated basic community development, like the construction of a children's playground.
Project partner: Manav Sadhna, a NGO located on the Gandhi Ashram.
Brosis School — A volunteer run primary school within the Ngando slum in Nairobi that provides free and low cost education to children living in abject poverty, and who otherwise would not be able to afford an education.
- Focused on the sustainability of the school through a beautification project that helped increased enrollment by 300%, as well as other livelihood projects.
Kituii Ndogo Slum — One of the harshest slums in Nairobi, home to 50,000 residents. This slum has numerous, seemingly hopeless challenges, including the constant threat of demolition of homes by the city council.
- Launched a sanitation project to clear stagnating sewage lines that improved the lives of 6,000 residents.
- Looking to build a school for 200 children.
Project partner: Center for Partnership and Civic Engagement Trust (CEPACET), an NGO.
ES Remera Mbogo Secondary School — Where Living Smile started! Located on the top of a mountain outside of Kigali, the school provides education to approximately 300 young adults, 100 of who survived the 1994 genocide but who were left orphaned, as well as traumatized.
- Provided therapeutic care and counseling to orphan survivors.
- Leadership/entrepreneurial training to graduating seniors.
Project Partner: Remera Mbogo school administration