Smile (Misereor)



As an alternate Education Programme for the youth, SMILE tried to sensitize young people about social and political realities and developmental issues. But as unemployment is a major issue that’s affecting the youth livelihood and dignity, the component of increasing opportunities for youth employability has been added so that in the process of youth becoming active citizens, their livelihood is also secured.


This project began in July 2009 and completed in March 2013.





Beneficiaries – 2717 Youth

 Assam   Chirang District, Bodoland Territorial Council (BTC) 
 West Bengal   South 24 Parganas (border of sunderban) & North 24 Parganas 
 Kashmir District   District Baramulla and district Bandipora





Key Intervention Area:
• Creating an enabling environment that will nurture learning and Skill Building among the youth, youth clubs and Youth Organizations.
• Promoting youths to become active citizens
• Increasing opportunity for youths for employment and self employment