The Smart Helpage

About Helpage

Smart Helpage envisions a society where Underprivileged children’s have the right to an active, healthy and dignified life. We are integrating our programmes and services, and consciously moving from welfare towards development and long term sustainability for Underprivileged children. We are working closely with them in our continuing fight against poverty, isolation and neglect of Underprivileged children though we have made significant strides, but they are just a drop in the ocean.


Aim of Smart Help age

The aim is to help Underprivileged children’s to build their own lives and take charge of their own future, restoring within them a sense of self worth and confidence.


Mission Education

Mission Education is a programme of Smart helpage, which is committed to providing basic education and healthcare to underprivileged children. Smart helpage believes that whether you are addressing healthcare, poverty, population control, unemployment or human rights, there's no better place to start than in the corridors of education. Education is both the means as well as the end to a better life; means, because it empowers an individual to earn his/her livelihood and the end because it increases one's awareness on a range of issues – from healthcare to appropriate social behavior to understanding one's rights, and in Smart helpage educational initiatives include Pre-school [3-6 yrs], Non Formal Education [6-14 yrs non-school going], Remedial Education [6-14 yrs school going] and Bridge Course [14-18 yrs drop-outs]. Children are the future of a nation. For an emerging and developing country like India, child education holds the key to the progress of the nation itself. Smart helpage works for education for needy children, who are under difficult circumstances, since its inception in 2011, children have directly benefitted from our Education NGO programme.


OUR PROGRAMS


    1. Free Coaching
    2. Free Computer Classes & Spoken English
    3. Health Camps
    4. Scholarships

Get Involved

From making a difference in a child’s life to uplifting a community, this is your chance to make the country a better place. You can transform lives through charity, volunteer support and other ways. Your contribution to our Child Education Fund gives hope to the poorest children and an opportunity to partake in their country’s growth. In each area that we serve, there are diverse needs. Our charity fund helps in meeting those needs efficiently and in an organised manner. Our children charity organisation has directly benefitted millions of lives and helped thousands of children break away from poverty’s grasp. It would have never been possible without your support and determination of helping the poor. You can associate with smart Foundation in the following ways:

1. Direct Donations:

    For further information write to info@smartfoundation.in
    Huge database for mid level administrators, department heads and teachers
    Established network of candidates.
    Huge database for non teaching staff as well.

2. Schools:

    Smart Foundation believe that schools by virtue of their reach are greatly instrumental in providing the much needed impetus to our movement for the development of underprivileged children and youth.
    You can click on www.smartfoundation.in for details
    Please write to: info@smartfoundation.in

3. Corporates:

    Support us through our Pay Roll Giving programme , Employee Engagement, Cause Related Marketing, Direct Child Support, Youth Support.
    You can click on www.smartfoundation.in for details
    Please write to: info@smartfoundation.in


Frequently Asked Questions


1. What is the belief behind Smart helpage?

We believe that unless members of the civil society are involved proactively in the process of development, sustainable change will not happen. Believing in this principle of 'Civic Driven Change' Smart Foundation sensitises the civil society in order to make them partners in its mission.


2. Does Smart helpage work in other states too?

Smart Foundation is a national level development organization with its welfare projects spread across India.


3. What is the scenario in West Bengal, presently?

It has about 11 million children living on the streets and 14 million children working as labours. Only 60% of children have access to education despite having a national policy on compulsory elementary education. The time to take collective as well as individual responsibility to remedy the current situation is here. Right now!


4. How old is Smart helpage ?

Smart Foundation was established in the year 2002


5. What is the mission of Smart helpage ?

Smart Foundation’s mission is to empower underprivileged children, youth and their families and community through relevant education, innovative healthcare and market-focused livelihood programmes. We aim to deploy best possible methodology and technology for achieving ideal SROI (social return on investment), to practice and promote good governance, to link business competitiveness of the corporate with social development initiatives and to sensitize the privileged section of society to promote Civic Driven Change.


6. Who are the people behind Smart helpage?

The realization of a group of young corporate professionals, that it was their Social Responsibility to give back to the society, laid the inception of Smart Foundation. smart Foundation is managed professionally by a Board of Advisors, comprising individuals from diverse backgrounds and expertise, followed by an Executive Committee and a well defined professional workforce.


7. Why do you stress on education, when there are other equally pressing issues in the country?

Education alone has the power to liberate people from the vicious cycle of poverty - not only in terms of earning a livelihood but also in becoming aware of the rights and freedoms that a citizen is endowed with. Thus empowering individuals and making them self-sufficient.


8. What is the working model of Smart helpage?

Smart Foundation works under two models, namely Social Venture Philanthropy (SVP) and Outreach.


9. What is the source of funding for the organization?

Around 70-80% funding support of the organization comes from corporates; the rest comes from PSUs, individual donors and private institutions.


10.At present how many people are directly benefitting from various programmes of Smart helpage

At present Smart Foundation is directly benefitting more than 300,000 children, youth and women through 158 welfare projects across 25 states of India.


11. How can I work for Smart helpage?

Please go to our “Career” page to know more about the current openings in smart.


12. What are the awards and accreditation that Smart helpage has received till date?

Till date Smart Foundation has been conferred with various awards and accreditations. The major and recent ones are: Smart Foundation is an organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations since 2012. • Education Excellence Award 2013 (ASSOCHAM) • The IPE Corporate Excellence Award (NGO Excellence) 2013 • Quality initiative Mission Award 2013 • Healthcare Leadership Award • Asia-Pacific Child Rights Award • Barclays Bank Chairman’s Award • GE Healthcare - Modern Medicare Excellence Award • NTR Memorial Trust Award • World Health Care Congress recognizes smart on Wheels (SoW) as the ‘unique delivery model’ in taking healthcare to the poor smart Foundation is empanelled with National CSR Hub, an initiative by the Central Public Sector Enterprise (CPSE), Department of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Govt. of India. We are also accredited to Development Foundation of Overseas Indians under the Ministry of Overseas Indian Affairs, Govt. of India.


13. How does Smart helpage work for the education of underprivileged children?

Smart Foundation works for the education of underprivileged children through its Mission Education Programme which provides basic education and healthcare. For further information you can visit http://www.smartfoundation.in


14. What is your healthcare programme?

Smart on Wheels (a mobile hospital programme) is the flagship healthcare programme of Smart Foundation. In addition, Health with smart is another programme which provides urgent and specialized health services through multi specialty health camps across India.


15. What is the idea behind Smart helpage?

The idea behind SoW is to take healthcare to the doorsteps of urban poor and underserved villagers in the remote rural areas and urban slums and to develop health seeking behaviour amongst them.


16. How can I donate to Smart helpage?

You can go to Donate Now section of smart Foundation’s website and donate online. For other donations related queries please write to donation@smartfoundation.in