Smile Action International is a Non profit making organisation which was founded in October 2019 in Zimbabwe. Its main objective is to empower and promote the recognition of the people with disabilities (PWDs), less privileged and orphans in Zimbabwe and extends its services across international boarders. The organisation is in regularization processes in countries including Malawi, Botswana, Zambia, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Senegal, Namibia, United States Of America and United Kingdom in the drive to expand globally. It is an organisation with a membership of 1300 members in Zimbabwe. The organization’s Global Head Quarters is in Zimbabwe (Bulawayo) and it consists of Board of Directors who directs eleven, departments which extends to SAI Zimbabwe Branch which is operated by National Board.
In 2019 SAI managed to do various programs which include awareness campaigns on Health issues which include HIV/AIDS self-testing, Congenital Heart Defects education, Art and music trainings and Sign Language trainings. Moreso, a large number Of primary school textbooks were donated to less privileged primary institutions in Bulawayo through Bulawayo Council. This marked the road map Of the organization in empowering and promoting people with disabilities under a theme Empowering The Marginalized. More programs and projects are being developed which include online trainings to educate the targeted population during the Covid 19 lockdown. The programs and projects are in line with Sustainable Development Goals.
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