Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Speading Smiles on Power of Rs. 20

Smile Falls is an initiative started by two MBA students of Kathmandu University School of Management (KUSOM). The aim of the initiative is to provide scholarship to financially weak students and to support differently-abled children, who otherwise would not be able to afford the education and facilities they are getting at present.

Currently, Smile Falls is providing scholarship to two financially deprived students at Bal Deeksha Sadan Higher Secondary School, Gwarko, and supporting two differently-abled children at Patan Community Based Rehabilitation Organisation (CBRO). Besides, the dues of an SLC appearing student at Lok Smriti Secondary School have also been cleared by Smile Falls.

Smile Falls collects money by collecting Rs 20 each from the students of KUSOM every month.
There are around 180 students in MBA and BBA at KUSOM who are the major donors. Besides, the faculty members and students of EMBA and MPhil have been very supportive towards the initiative providing financial assistance and abundant suggestions for the growth and sustainability of the initiative.
The main motive behind Smile Falls is not to beg for money from the supporters, but to increase the awareness of one's responsibility towards the deprived community.

Smile Falls has also carried out various other activities. Last Tihar, a candle stall was put up on KUSOM premises where candles made by differently-abled children of Patan CBR were sold. A fund raising event was organised at Aarohan Gurukul on April 2 by staging a play.
Currently it is operated under KUSOM Social Club. Smile Falls aims to add smiles to peoples' lives.
-Subin Hachhethu,MBA IVth Trimester,KUSOM

source: The Himalayan Times