Birth of Muskaan Sharing Smiles
Mr. Vivian Maxim Rodrigues (late ) – Founder, Mentor, Visionary. It was during his daily morning walks that Vivian noticed a group of kids from the slums nearby whose parents could not afford to send them to school. He was pained seeing the future of the kids loitering without any direction going towards self – destruction. Being a person with a big heart and wanting to do something for them, he started talking to his friends and relatives. Muskaan Sharing Smiles (NGO) initiated as an independent organisation on 16th September, 2004 under his leadership and vision. It is the collective thought embellished in the minds of a group of individuals, with their fortes in distinct fields that urged them to work in unison and make ‘Muskaan’ a reality.
Muskaan Sharing Smiles started with 5 children and today at 17 years we have 28 children under our roof. It mainly caters to the underprivileged children from Subhash Nagar slums, Mahakali
The children pertaining to the aid of Muskaan, frequent
Muskaan’s day-care centre, the small house that composes SPARSH. This small
house situated in a chawl is where nutrition, care and guidance is taken care off.
A formal education is deemed as highly indispensible- therefore we provide one to
the children under VIDHYARAMBH. We take care of the primary, secondary and
higher secondary schooling of the children coming from SPARSH
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.This is
the next step which we are looking to achieve for the children
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.
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
This is a short run thru of the projects we have initiated and would like to carry
forward in a better way.
Let’s Start Something new
There are a number of Organisations and people who are the backbone of Muskaan.
J.P. Morgan – our major sponsors and reason to spread smiles. they not only
sponsor but organise and physically participate in the activities.