Spreading Smiles​

Spreading Smiles

The first lockdown of Covid-19 pandemic was hard and scary for all. Spreading Smiles was born with just an idea of working with young adolescent girls and teaching them about Covid-19 and menstrual health and hygiene – however, as we identified feelings of loneliness and isolation, and the potential to provide a safe space for these girls, Spreading Smiles grew to become a more intensive 3 month virtual program – giving them not only a safe space to talk, learn, and just be but also teaching them important technical and life skills that can empower them to express themselves freely and inspire them to become ambassadors of change in their community.
  • To create a network that facilitates an open channel of communication between mentors and underprivileged adolescent girls in order to equip them to become self-aware, compassionate leaders and informed citizens
  • Commenced Circle 1 in August 2020 with 24 girls from the state of Haryana
  • Course involves multiple modules – Menstrual Hygiene, Mindfulness, Poetry & Storytelling, Technology, Health & Nutrition, Arts & Craft, Legal Rights and Fintech

Virtual Program

Since the program is 100% virtual, we are able to work with participants from different parts of India. We partner with NGOs on ground who help us identify our participants for each cohort (or circle) and help with smooth implementation and operation of the program. This brings about a diversity in the circle which teaches the participants about unity, empathy, compassion and acceptance – which are all an integral part of our philosophy.
  • A  3 month long virtual program called ‘Circle of Trust’ was designed
  • The program covered modules on developing leadership & collaboration, communication & personality development, managing personal finances, making healthy food choices, awareness on the use of sanitary napkins etc.
Circles Completed
participants in circle
Total Participants

Our aim is that with each circle, every participant has a network of friends, mentors and soul sisters for life. We also have an alumni programme that keeps the participants involved so they can become mentors to the new participants. The alumni programme also has access to more advanced lessons and even career guidance if they require it. 


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