Funded project

Balwadis to provide pre-school education

Bombay - India

In Mumbai, in the Indian state of Maharashtra, there are 2.4 million children out of school and 1.1 million of them are child laborers.

  • Donors
  • Total raised
    • clients 3.768€
  • Direct beneficiaries 15

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 100

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Sonrisas de Bombay


  • Materials 1.168€
  • Staff 1.200€
  • Others 1.400€
  • Total 3.768€


Mumbai Smiles designed the ‘Balwadi Project’ with the motto of ‘Cultivating Healthy Habits through Education’ in order to address the Educational as well as Health & Nutritional needs of slum children between 2 to 6 years of age.

The project is run through 30 Balwadis spread across five different slum areas of Mumbai which have an approximate population of close to half a million. Due to problems of low income and unemployment, the parents are unable to provide pre-school education and proper nutrition to their children. The project helps address these needs along with preventing school drop outs in the future.

There are several activities that are organized regularly at the Balwadis aiming at a holistic development of the children. Academic progress is ensured through activities like monthly and annual evaluation of the children and regular parent-teacher meetings. Health and developmental aspects are taken care of through the daily nutrition meals provided to the children which includes different items like Poha, Rajgira Ladu, masala bhat, lapshi and fruits.


  • Educate children in basic skills, in a safe environment and equality.
  • Cultivate healthy habbits and ensure food for children to combat child malnutrition among project beneficiaries.
  • Assist families at risk of social exclusion.

Who will benefit?

15 boys and girls under 6 years will attend to a balwadi.

Project objectives

Provide pre-school education and proper nutrition to slum children between 2 to 6 years of age, reduce the malnutrition level among them and prevent school drop outs in the future.


Sonrisas de Bombay cumpre integralmente os 9 Princípios de Transparência e Boas Práticas analisados pela Lealtad Foundation

Fundacion Lealtad

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