Gift a Smile is an extraordinary school and service program for children and their communities in rural India that is committed to making holistic education accessible to over 80 million tribal children, unlocking the vicious and self-perpetuating cycle of hunger and poverty. This is an initiave undertaken by IAHV UK (International Association for Human Values) in association with its sister organisation, the Art of Living Foundation.
The charity runs 435 free schools across 20 states in India and has 58,904 children under its wing. Out of the total schools, there are 65 rural schools established in villages close to a major city with basic road access and electricity, and 22 tribal schools where neither road access nor electricity exists. With your help, the money we raise will help to transform the lives of many children, some of whom are first generation learners, paving the way for a generation of educated families.
Your support would give a huge boost to our fundraising activity. We intend to spread awareness and raise funds which will make a real difference in the lives of children who receive quality education, though they are so far away from us.
The funds raised will be used for the utmost benefit in many different ways -
- Provide transport, food, medicals, uniforms, books, bags.
- Build and maintain schools
- Sustain teachers and teaching materials
- Medical and dental care