Our
Mission

Empower people to become leaders in promoting social change in their communities so as to create a global smile revolution.

Our
Pillars

Our primary aim is working on education that we beleive is paramount to the positive development of children and youths regardless of gender, age, race or religion. We do this through the following 5 pillars:

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Environment

Through direct and indirect action we aim at promoting good habits and policies to sustain the environment around the comunities. We aim to instil environketally friendly initiatives on our projects and provide environmental education opportunities to the children and youth.

Sports

At its core, sports is about togetherness being fair and leading a healthy lifestyle. On every project we involve physical activities to promote all of these values.

Capacity building

We focus on the empowerment and growth of our partners by offereing training and employment opportunities. Our partners are supported to become self-sustained as the long-term goal.

Culture

In a world that keeps becoming increasingly globaised, customs, habits and any aspect tha makes a culture unique, needs to be embraced and treasured so that they can be preserved. This is particularly targeted in our values, our approach with partners and in our training of volunteers.

Health

We recognise that a thriving community is a healthy one. We work towards having children that are happy, safe and sound, providing health education - such as instilling in them the habit of washing hands and brushing their teeth - and organising medical outreach camps in areas in which public, free, health systems are not in place.

Our
Team
Damjan Attard

Director
Damjan Attard

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Heath Schembri

President
Heath Schembri

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Paul Grech

Vice-President
Paul Grech

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Luana Attard

Secretary
Luana Attard

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Reuben Debono

Treasurer
Reuben Debono

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Matthew Spagnol

Sustainability
Matthew Spagnol

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Francesca Spagnol Gravino

Foreign Projects
Francesca Spagnol Gravino

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Gillian Balani

Local Projects
Gillian Balani

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Andrew Caruana

Media
Andrew Caruana

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Mariella Schembri

Fundraising
Mariella Schembri

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Diana Enescu

Events
Diana Enescu

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Svetlana Amato

General
Svetlana Amato

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Our
Journey

First international partnership

September 8, 2011

We met our first community partner MAACOP in the Maasai village of Olasiti and began our journey.

Setting up our foundation

November 2, 2011

Right 2 Smile was founded in the November of 2011 as V/0 0583 under Maltese law by founder Damien Attard.

First volunteer group

August 23, 2012

The first ever group of 6 Right 2 Smile volunteers went to Olasiti Kenya and were hosted by families within the Maasai community.

First project milestone

September 6, 2012

The Early Childhood Centre was established in Olasiti primary school.

First member of the organisation

January 11, 2013

Svetlana Busuttil. a committed volunteer to our Kenya project, became a part of the organisation as a fundraising coordinator.

Second international partnership

April 16, 2013

We began our second international partnership with the Bodhi Tree Foundation in Bodh Gaya India.

First volunteer group in India

January 14, 2014

The first group of Right 2 Smile volunteers in India arrived and lived in the newly built volunteer premises just above the school where the 100 students came to everyday.

First project developments in India

January 16, 2014

Early childhood centres were established in 3 surrounding rural villages – Bolabhiga, Shobakhab and Shekuara.

Third international partner

November 20, 2014

Our next partnership was in Cambodia with New Futures Organisation (NFO) in the province of Takeo.

Right 2 Smile family grows

January 19, 2015

Simon Attard, a volunteer on our Kenya project, started volunteering in Malta by taking care of the organisation’s financial accounts. Volunteer target reached. The organisation celebrated hosting 100 volunteers on our projects.

New volunteer training programme

September 22, 2015

The organisation implemented its tailor-made volunteer training programme with the first group of volunteers.

Right 2 Smile family grows

October 21, 2015

Gillian Balani, a Right 2 Smile volunteer in India and Kenya, became the first official employee as the Volunteer Development Manager. Her role was to create a training programme for volunteers and start the community project in Malta.

First volunteer group in Cambodia

November 19, 2015

The first group of Right 2 Smile volunteers arrived in Cambodia.

Our first project in Malta

January 26, 2016

After much discussion with local entities working in Malta, a youth group in St Lucia was set up with the support of local volunteers with the aim of creating safe spaces for youth in the community.

Total number of children we support

February 18, 2016

We reached a global total of 1000 children to whom we offer a service through our projects.

Right 2 Smile family grows

January 18, 2017

Heathcliff Schembri, who volunteered in Kenya, Cambodia and India joined the organizational committee to manage the ever-growing number of Fundraising events of the NGO and its volunteers.

Malta

March 11, 2018

Following the success of the St. Lucia Youth Mentorship Programme, the President’s Trust Fund decided to extend the benefits of this project and endorse Programm Tbissima to be opened in the locality of Marsa.