MUCH MORE THAN A TRIP AROUND THE WORLD

EXPEDITION  SMILE

There are millions of children living in unhealthy conditions being enslaved and tormented day after day all around the world.

My name is Facundo Mattos and I started in 2014 the first overlanding world tour carrying a bouncy castle, visiting orphanages and places in need. As in any beautiful story, there is always place for love; in 2016 Carina Belofiglio joined the project and together we have traveled America, Africa, Asia and we are still on the road.

In 2018 we decided to take our project to a bigger and more permanent level. Our aim is to create a charity network of inflatable games around the world, that enables us to reach more children. We want to provide a permanent play space where love, education and contention are transmitted.

Our commitment to society is to return to children with violated rights the possibility of smiling again.

In addition to the bouncy castle that travels with us, we have another permanent game in Morocco and one being manufactured for Nicaragua. In December 2019 we will inaugurate another one Argentina. We are building the first charity network of bouncy castles in the world.

We want to reach more children with more inflatable games, and for achieving that we need your help; but also, we want you to be able to engage the same enriching experience that we feel when doing activities with children around the world. For this reason, we invite you to participate in our volunteer programs.

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WHY  INFLATABLE GAMES ?

A child who plays is a healthy child. Children should play and have fun because it is the basis of their development. Games promote physical and intellectual development during childhood, promote their creativity and prepare them to live in society. They also ensure that children have a healthy childhood on a physical and emotional level. For all that and for much more, all children should play.

¿What better way to awaken the desire to play than an inflatable game?

It is a space of contention that invites you to jump, to smile, to imagine, etc. And more importantly, it offers the opportunity to learn by playing.

  • LEARN TO SOCIALIZE

    In addition to having to communicate with his playmates, the child learns to have an equitable treatment and accept points of view different from his own.
  • DEVELOPS THEIR PSYCHOMOTOR CAPACITY

    When playing, they must test their memory, their ability to learn, to express themself, as well as to run, balance and jump.
  • ASSIMILATE THE BEHAVIOR

    Learn rules, as each game requires instructions that the child must learn to follow to participate.
  • STIMULATES CREATIVITY

    Game with inflatables promotes children growth and imagination, and thus their creativity.

3 REASONS TO BECOME AN EXPEDITION SMILE MEMBER

Where are our bouncy castles?

SMILES FOREVER

  • It started in 2014 and it’s the first over-landing expedition transporting a bouncy castle to bring joy and education in values ​​to the children of the world.

    The objective is to visit rural schools, communities and NGOs dedicated to support children who have been deprived of their rights. During the games with the bouncy castle, we transmit a message of integration of human values ​​and rights, as well as to provide a space of love and containment for the healthy development of children.

  • In agreement with the NGO Acción Geoda, which is dedicated to making water wells for local communities, among other tasks, we inaugurated, in July 2018, the first permanent inflatable game of smile expedition in the Moroccan mountains, to carry out activities with the children of the Tessaout Valley.

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  • Thanks to the inflatable factory MI INFLABLES, of Costa Rica, an inflatable game is being manufactured to take to Little Corn Island, in the Nicaraguan Caribbean.
    In this small island live no more than 800 inhabitants, ethnic Miskito and Criolle, descendants of African slaves, brought by the British fleet at the time of the conquest of America.

    Together with the communal government we hope to be able to inaugurate soon the second permanent inflatable of Expedition Smile, and to begin to work with the children, with the education through the game.

    We are still in a campaign to collect funds for this project.

    Help us to make it possible
  • A project in agreement with “Bosques Nativos Argentinos”, an NGO that promotes the regeneration of native forests in Argentina. They have more than 150,000 native trees planted and carry out environmental care training.

    The destination of the inflatable game is the province of Misiones. We want not only to reach rural communities in need to work with children on human values education, but also – together with Bosques Nativos – the environmental education that is necessary for them to learn to preserve their natural resources.

    We are still fundrising for this project. We hope to have your help and be able to inaugurate it by the end of 2019.

    Help us to make it possible

BE A VOLUNTEER

WHEN THINGS SEEM DARK, VOLUNTEERS CAN SPREAD LIGHT

We want you to be part of our solidarity project. You just need to play and be a child again. Join the program!

TYPES OF VOLUNTEERS

Apart from being able to join the volunteer campaigns playing with the kids during our activities with the bouncy castles, you can help us in other areas such as organization, dissemination, etc. All of us who are part of Expedition Smile do it as volunteers, join our family!

voluntario-temporal-EN

It is the volunteer who participates temporarily in the volunteer campaigns at permanent headquarters or in any activity orginiced by Smile Expedition, to play with the kids.

voluntario-local-EN

Not only participate playing with kids on our activities, we want to expand our projects to more places in more Countries, this why we need local volunteers to help us generate links with the different children’s homes, canteens, shelter, etc. in order to organice and help to develop a project in your own place.

voluntario-activo-EN

The active volunteer is a person committed to the project in general, and collaborates in all areas of the project. Communication, organization of work groups, fundraising campaigns, new ideas to carry out, etc.

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EXPEDITION SMILE

Expedition Smile is a non-profit project who promotes children’s rights, especially the right to play. We do it through recreational activities with bouncy castles around the world.

Thanks to your collaboration we are creating the first charity network of inflatable games in the world. More games, more smiles.
Join Expedition Smile!

VOLUNTEER

We want you to be part of our charity network. You just need to like playing and be a child again.

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