With a strong belief in holistic all-round development of individuals, we have hosted, and facilitated various different social, cultural, wellness based programmes. The foundation is a collective where there is support for everyone involved, and we are facilitating spaces where one can grow and learn. Here are a few initiatives:
Soft skills are an important aspect of individual development, learning to speak up for yourself, skills of assertion, negotiation and dealing with emotions is important. At Happy Faces, facilitating a personal development workshop helped women to learn about emotional intelligence, and public speaking, which now reflects in their day – to – day routines at work and at home.
Health & Wellness: Mental and physical well being is one of our core agendas at Happy Faces. We often conduct yoga workshops, and have been incorporating meditation, and praying as a part of the day at work.
Skills Training & Capacity building: Improving core skills, and learning new ones is always a challenge. Further, practice helps in building confidence, and we organize regular workshops with design facilitators so that women can learn and grow in the work domain.
Some of the returns generated at the foundation is built into a fund that is used for buying books and utilities for children from underprivileged backgrounds. We have tied up with municipality schools across Ahmedabad to distribute books for students, and our women represent the foundation, and feel empowered at the act of being able to give and receive.
Cultural Events & Leisure
Get togethers & Picnics:
A community that eats and travels together, stays together – and we believe strongly that travelling and food makes a great combination. We often organize small trips and picnics, where women get together, and find themselves away from the everyday routine of their home and work lives.
Festivals: All traditional Indian festivals have a significant place in the organization, and we celebrate each one with zeal. From Garba to Diwali and Holi, there’s a burst of energy during festivities, and that’s something the women look forward to!
Birthdays & Pre-wedding rituals: Birthday celebrations are a treat at the foundation, and often, the women experience it for the first time. Pre wedding rituals like Sangeet, and Mehendi are also celebrated, where women get together for the evening, dress up, dance and enjoy.