By Michelle Graff
Mumbai--Diamond manufacturer Kiran Gems is partnering with the Smile Foundation to bring quality education to underprivileged children in India through the Mission Education program.

The collaboration will begin with the support of 100 girls across the country. Kiran will be investing in their education and healthcare for the coming academic session.

The company said that it keeps these two initiatives as top priorities among the social work that it takes part in on a regular basis, and this partnership expands its support of female education across the country. Kiran is involved in a number of other programs directed toward the same cause.

“It is our small start toward addressing the female education program at a pan-India level with the Smile Foundation. We look forward to supporting more candidates under the [scope] of this program in the future,” Kiran Director Dinesh Lakhani said.

Kiran Gems, which supplies loose diamonds to jewelry retailers and manufacturers around the world, has offices in Mumbai, Antwerp, Dubai, Hong Kong, New York, Shanghai and Shenzhen, China.

The Smile Foundation is a development organization that reaches more than 300,000 underprivileged children, youth and women directly every year through 172 welfare projects dealing with things such as education, healthcare, youth employment and women empowerment.

The Mission Education has reached more than 200,000 children so far with its programs to provide basic education and health care to children.

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