Seeking Modern Applications for Real Transformation (SMART) was registered in 1997 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 with non-profiteering objectives. It has been working with vulnerable communities, with a focus on women, and is committed to creating awareness and empowering communities to speak up and stand up for their rights and entitlements. SMART uses new and traditional communication technologies for acquiring knowledge in order to create a more just social and economic order with a mission to eradicate poverty through gender equality, improved family health, protection of the environment and promotion of democratic participation of minorities.
Archana Kapoor has been making films for the past thirty years and has produced over three hundred films. The eponymous production house has made documentaries for the government of India, Doordarshan and Multilateral International Bodies; TV shows (fiction) for DD Bharti and the Government of India, and corporate films for many industrial houses.
As the weight of COVID-19 hit India and lockdown was imposed, SMART fulfilled its responsibility by adopting a multi-pronged strategy to respond to the pandemic. While on one hand, SMART executed work in Haryana’s Mewat district through its community radio station Radio Mewat, on the other hand it supported community radio stations across India with content for awareness. To learn about the situation in Mewat, click here
In our journey, we have worked with and been supported by a variety of governmental and non-governmental partners