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The Smile of the Child
“The Smile of the Child”, is the largest internationally recognized non-profit, non-governmental Organization in Greece in the critical field of child protection, support of children and families with children in need, as well as free public health service for children, both in prevention and treatment.
The Organization was founded by a 10-year-old boy, Andreas Yannopoulos, before he succumbed to brain cancer in late 1995. His father Costas Yannopoulos, President of the Board of Directors, inspired by the wish of well-being for all children in the world, expressed by his son has gradually led “The Smile” to what it is today: Over 22 years of action “The Smile” has made the difference for more than 1.350.000 children and their families in Greece.
“The Smile” currently operates on a daily basis with more than 2.300 active volunteers and 480 specialized personnel and is financed through donations from sponsors and the broad public in Greece that is familiar with the Organization and appreciates its action for all children, without exception and without distinction of background, origin, religion or any other criterion.
“The Smile” works in full transparency, with annual audits by internationally recognized audit bureaus (Ernst & Young).