Nurturing The Future with a Smile

SMILE is a joint initiative by Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation ("AMC"), Wagh Bakri and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad ("IIMA") to educate the underprivileged children.
Nurturing The Future with a Smile
Nurturing The Future with a Smile


  • Primary objective of SMILE is to impart quality supplementary education, career counselling and enhance life skills and soft skills of underprivileged children.
  • During last 6 years, over 449 students (from 6th to 12th std) hailing from urban slums of Ranujanagar, jodhpur and Vastrapur area of Ahmedabad, benefitted from this program.
  • Financial Assistance: Over Rs. 1 Crore till FY 2020-21.
  • Waghbakri was associated with the project only till year 2021

The Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad (IIMA) is a premier, global management institute that is at the forefront of promoting excellence in the field of management education. Over the 60 years of its existence, it has been acknowledged for its exemplary contributions to scholarship, practice and policy through its distinctive teaching, high-quality research, nurturing future leaders, supporting industry, government, social enterprise and creating a progressive impact on society.

SMILE (Student Mediated Initiative for Learning to Excel) is a community outreach program for educating the underprivileged children, situated beneath the IIMA junction flyover, Vastrapur, Ahmedabad, on a space provided by AMC on a token rent for this noble cause. The Centre is run by IIMA with assistance by its Project Co-Ordinator, volunteers within the student community of IIMA along with qualified teachers. The Centre is well equipped with AC classrooms, library, computer lab, Wi-Fi connectivity, activity rooms, games, musical instruments, water coolers, toilets, transportation facility etc.