GasanMamo is helping ‘Right to Smile’ volunteers by sponsoring their travel insurance. Right to Smile is a non-profit oorganisation that uses volunteers’ desire and eagerness to contribute with their, talent, creativity and time to assist kids in need and in parallel instil awareness that aids reduce injustice against children worldwide.
“The right for children to smile. This is what it’s all about,” said Julian Mamo, Managing Director at GasanMamo. “In this day and age, millions of children do not have access to education, live in poverty and die because of poor living standards. For this reason, we are helping ‘Right to Smile’, to alter this trend and help them in their work to help children live in a better world and defeat racism, inequality, homophobia and hatred. Children are the world’s most valuable resource and they are our primary hope for a better future.”
The main belief of the organisation ‘Right to Smile’ is that of setting up the organisation in the most effective way to achieve the goal of linking volunteers with children’s organisations, embarking on projects that provide sustainable long term opportunities. It is the organisation’s social responsability to ensire that children get the necessary education, a basic standard of living, and are consequently given the opportunity to follow their dreams. At the moment, ‘Right to Smile’ have a comprehensive child care centre in Shekhwara village under the Bodhgaya region in India and is raising awareness about the nutritional and health status of children, laying the foundation for proper psychological, physical and social development of the child, sensitizing the ethnic community about incidence of mortality, morbidity, malnutrition and enhancing the capability of the mother to look after the normal health and nutritional needs of the child through proper nutrition and health education. ‘Right to Smile’ is also looking into opening a childcare centre in nine other villages across India.
“GasanMamo’s help is greatly appreciated,” said Damien Attard from Right to Smile. “We organise several fund raising events during our team building activities for our volunteers. This year we were invited, organized and participated in many events, such as Earth Garden and events at primary schools and music events. We lately had our own music festival. In our first event called Right to Smile – Jamming for India over 500 people attended to watch top Maltese artists perform. Tribali, Mana Tapu and Bibita were amongst the bands jamming. The amount of people willing to give their help, either through contributions or through vounteering hear in Malta is phenomenal.”
Further information about ‘Right to Smile’ can be obtained by visiting their Facebook page or on the website www.right2smile.org.