The Smile of the Child is a Greek non-profit, voluntary organization in the field
of social pedagogy. It has been an NGO active in the field of child protection and
children’s rights since 1996. It began as the dream of 10-year old Andreas Yannopoulos,
who, shortly before losing his own battle for life, documented his vision in his journal.
The Smile of the Child, empowered by committed employees and the support of hundreds
of volunteers, provides services 24 hours a day throughout the year, including programmes
for children’s welfare and protection of their physical and psychological health,
as well as for the safety of thousands of children in danger in Greece.