We are spreading smiles.
Muskan Sharing Smiles
Muskaan Sharing Smiles started with 5 children and today at 10 years we have 28 children under our roof experiencing care & support. It mainly caters to the underprivileged children who lack the opportunity to access basic necessity, from Subhash Nagar slums, Mahakali, Andheri East.
What we do
Spreading smiles among those children who need it most. We believe that a lot of children have a great deal of potential to rise in life which falls into an abyss remaining unexplored and unidentified…..We at Muskaan aim to change that
The children pertaining to the aid of Muskaan, are embraced under the care of
Muskaan’s day-care centre, the small house that composes SPARSH. This small
house is not just four walls but rather provides them with a homely environment. Here, nutrition, care and guidance are provided to the children giving them a happy and safe environment, staying true to our motto- spreading smiles.
A formal education is deemed as highly indispensable – therefore we provide one to
the children under VIDHYARAMBH. Many of the children coming from the slums have a deep desire to gain formal education but due to various reasons are at a disadvantage. Under VIDHYARAMBH we take care of the primary, secondary and higher secondary schooling of the children coming from SPARSH opening doors to access the basic need of quality education as a stepping stone to lead a better life.
The fundamental aim of Enterprise is to shape the youth into self-reliant individuals,
through counselling and assisting the educated lot in procuring decent jobs thus encouraging and assisting them to be independent individuals. This is the next step which we are looking to achieve for the children that they may make a better future for themselves.
Generating New Ideas. Solving Big Problems
Muskaan Sharing Smiles ( NGO ) initiated as an independent organisation on 16th
September 2004 under the leadership and vision of Late Vivian Rodrigues.
Why we are different
It mainly caters to the underprivileged children from Subhash Nagar slums, Mahakali, Andheri East. The child who started with us in the 1st Std has today completed the 10th Std.
Our Latest Work
After convincing the extended family of our support and after providing a lot of comfort, the children were brought back into the Muskaan family, thus putting a smile back on their face. There are many more of these episodes among our Muskaan family.
The slums at Andheri-East are the prime focus of “Muskaan” and thus, we decided
to provide quality education combined with good nourishment to children pertaining
to the Subhash Nagar area which approximately houses around 12,000
Mr. Vivian Maxim Rodrigues (late)
Late Mr. Vivian Maxim Rodrigues
Director of Marlaw Design Pvt. Ltd, a turnkey project company that designs and executes commercial projects.
He left us in the year 2011 to continue his mission of spreading smiles.
Anil Serrao is an Electrical engineer by profession.
Sumitha Salian is an English literature graduate from K J Somiaya, also holds a Diploma in Journalism and Mass communication from the same institute.
Chief Executive Officer
Shishir Joshi is the Founder and Chief Executive of Project Mumbai, a not-for-profit.
Business Head Mumbai and COO Fashion, Images Group, since 2011.
Let’s Start Something new
There are a number of Organisations and people who are the backbone of Muskaan.
J.P. Morgan – are our major sponsors and reason to spread smiles. They not only
sponsor our children but also organise soft skill programs and other developmental activities for the children and also participate in the activities.