Miles2smile not only helps people survive but also provides them a way to thrive. By connecting communities & individuals with dignified sources of livelihood, we have been significantly contributing to the United Nation’s first goal of eliminating poverty by 2030. Wherever we work, our primary focus has always been creating self-sufficient communities. For that, we tremendously focus on training & upskilling women in the underserved communities as well as providing their children with free and quality education. By doing so, we not only help the families sustain but also liberate them from the shackles of poverty.
Globally, 795 million people remain undernourished, a figure that is expected to increase by an additional 2 billion by the year 2050. Miles2smile is on a mission to make communities self-reliant, as we believe, if you give someone a fish you feed them only once, and if you teach them to catch fish, you feed them for a lifetime. With our “Hunar initiative”, we plan to upskill men and women of the marginalized strata of various geographies, so that their incomes are increased, while also keeping the environment, the biodiversity and the resources of each region intact.
Miles2smile aims to enhance the productive potential of the citizens as well as the youngest generation. As per UN Global Nutrition Report, India is home to 46.6 million stunted children, a third of the world’s total. Life is not easy in those areas and villages, where there is poor access to health care. Keeping that in mind, we soon wish to start promotive and preventive health interventions first at our schools then accordingly we will expand to cover the other areas. Our objective will be mainly to identify incipient diseases, disorders, and disabilities in children and adults by adequate and timely action.
Through the ambitious project “Shaagird”, Miles2smile is fulfilling UN’s goal of ensuring quality education for all. Miles2smile has taken up an initiative for the education of the children of riot victims, madrasa students, Rohingya refugees, and children from other marginalized communities. It is well known that quality education is not only limited to books, classrooms, teachers, and schools. It also includes the social, cultural, and physical environment of the place where kids grow. Through ‘Shaagird’ we are ensuring just that. By stimulating learning spaces and environments through drawing, painting, role play or other co-curricular activities, we are continually contributing towards unleashing the learners’ potential in creative representation.
Miles2smile is committed to eradicating gender inequality through its various educational and awareness programs. In the past two years, we have successfully provided vocational training to a large number of young and adult women of violence victims families , in addition to focusing on the inclusion of a larger number of girl children in our educational programs, so that they may get better employment opportunities and be able to themselves contribute towards eliminating gender disparity. Through its persistent efforts towards empowering young women and girls to become financially self-sufficient, Miles2smile has been a vital contributor in achieving gender equality
Poverty eradication is only possible through stable and well-paid jobs. Yet, according to the World Bank, about 10 percent of the global population live under extreme poverty. Miles2smile provide decent work opportunities to women and men who are either in precarious employment or don’t have any. We provide them with financial assistance or resources if they require it. Also, we intend to train women from underserved communities those skill sets that will ensure economic independence and a path for their professional success. Through education, we prevent children from falling into forced labor and help eradicate it. Miles2smile is on a mission to provide productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people.
Miles2smile understands that for a peaceful world, we need an equal world and that not all inequalities are visible at the surface level. Inequalities can go beyond wealth encompassing the denial of social protections, equal opportunities, and an equal access to health and education for all; hence, for the past two years, miles2smile has been dedicatedly working towards increasing income outcomes for the underprivileged through its various interventions to reduce the income gap. We also have been ensuring access to education at lower costs to the marginalized children alongside empowering women from the underserved communities to become self-reliant. Miles2smile is committed to making societies more inclusive for all, and as we are approaching the midpoint of the 2030 framework in 2023, we pledge to keep working fervently and zealously to close the access gap for the underprivileged.
Miles2smile encourages the development of tolerant & democratic societies. According to the Global Partnership for Education, 27 million children worldwide can’t access primary education due to conflicting situations in their countries, highlighting the impact of unstable societies on education. The effects of conflict on education can be devastating and manifold. In any conflict situation, children, the most vulnerable members of society, are always the ones who suffer the most. Through our work, we ourselves have seen firsthand the devastating effects that conflict can have on children’s education. For the last two years, miles2smile has been running a relief school for communal violence victims’ kids, as we believe that it is only through education that we can hope to build tolerant and democratic societies. In addition to addressing impoverishment, human rights, torture, and refugee rights on various front through activism, discussions, debate, and dialogues, We also vitally contributed towards the goal by providing victims of communal violence with relief and rehabilitation assistance across several states of India.
Miles2smile believes that people are best positioned to transform their own lives; hence, we prepare our beneficiaries to be active partners in the process of change rather than being passive recipients. The meaning of partnership is introduced among the communities by means of physical activity and diverse play among peers with different abilities. As partners, we ensure the resources needed are effectively mobilized and monitored to derive the maximum benefit out of our collaborative efforts