- SKILLING THE UNDERPRIVILEGED
- MANAGING USED PAPER
- INSTILLING SELF CONFIDENCE
- LIBERATING THE MINDS
- EMPOWERING THE DESTITUTE
In India, annually, more than 9,000,000 tonnes of paper is dumped in landfills while only 3,000,000 gets recycled, leading to increased deforestation. According to a 2018 report published by the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), there are around 31 million unemployed Indians seeking jobs at present – the highest since October 2016. There are several children, who due to their social background, do not have access to many educational tools like books, notebooks, etc.
Project S.M.I.L.E caters as a single solution to this three-fold problem. We generate employment and empowers the unskilled and lesser privileged sections of our society. This not only makes them financially independent, but also increases their employability. The notebooks are made from recycled paper, thus directly reducing the amount of paper that is wasted. Some of the copies that are made and the old books that we get during collection are given to the slum children.
The collected amount after selling the notebooks will be given to St. jude India child care centre at Noida sector 26 for the treatment of the children suffering from cancer.