On the 23rd of July 2014, MITR – A Friend Indeed assisted ‘The Smile Project India’ (founded by Alifiya Mohammed) with the organisation of a drawing competition at the Sant Gadge Maharaj Vidyalay at Koregaon Park. This event was held in collaboration with the Nottingham Trent University’s International Development Office.
The main objective of the initiative was to encourage the children of classes 7 and 8 to illustrate their aspirations on paper while giving them an insight to international exposure. The initiative also aimed at helping local Indian educational institutions by collaborating with International universities to help lift the standard of education.
Representatives of Nottingham Trent University’s International Development Office – David Bailey (Director), Mirza Mujic (International Officer) and Rishi Pokar (International Advisor) were present at the event. With immense humility, they interacted with the children and ensured that each child had a good time.
The session ended with the distribution of prizes and a pizza party, for all the participants, sponsored by Nottingham Trent University.