WHO ARE WE?
We are a non-governmental organization created with the purpose of bringing joy and smiles to our communities. This organization has been progressively expanding throughout the world. We focus our efforts on helping and sharing smiles with children and families who live in vulnerable conditions.
“This organization started with a program named “For a Smile on Christmas”, on a
Christmas day when I was about 8 years old. My mother and I decided to share some Christmas gifts with kids who lived in the rural area of my hometown, San Juan del Cesar, La Guajira, Colombia. We started with twelve toys. Year after year this number kept increasing and the smiles multiplied. My favorite Christmas gift is to see children smiling. My dream is to be able to expand and become a source of education and growth for children, women, and communities around the world, and a place where everyone is treated with respect and valued for who they are. What makes you different makes you beautiful. ”
- Marianny Egurrola
The mission of the organization is to expose —and educate children and teenagers of diverse backgrounds — to the different cultures that exist around the world, and thus foment social awareness while reaffirming equality for all. Our mission is achieved through various activities that allow our students to discover their abilities in the arts; such as music, theater, painting, literature, among others. Because art is a universal language that allows races to share and come together as one, which leads to love, harmony, and peace. It is our purpose to promote respect and recognition of human rights and the rights of children, who are the future of our world. We focus on community service, personal growth, education, and the well-being of all.
© 2018 Seas of Smiles Foundation. Site Design by Jay Daniel.