We are a non-profit organization
that uses innovation to educate and raise awareness
To make a fun and stimulating path to a more conscious and sustainable world.
Within a process of collaborative work, we identify social or environmental challenges and create solutions for them.
We design and develop tools and creative experiences for the fields of education and awareness building: games, workshops, e-training, Web-based platforms...
... and we continue to innovate!
Smilemundo was born in the year 2011 in Barcelona. At first, we were committed to crowdfunding and we launched a platform to raise funds so that small organizations in the third sector could forge ahead with their projects.
After two years of intense work and after having acquired funds for more than 20 organizations, we have realized that education is the main pillar for the creation of a society based on sustainable development. For this reason, we have decided to now focus all our efforts, technological knowledge and creativity in the development of educational tools that serve to promote social values through play and innovation.
The first project we have developed within this line is the SmileUrbo game. It has been very well recognized and has received international awards. However, the most important thing for us is to ensure how our tools can stimulate participants to become aware of their role as citizens, stimulating them to be co-creators of a more responsible and sustainable world.
SmileUrbo is an interactive role playing game designed to teach players about real world social and environmental challenges. Through group participation and decision-making, the players learn collaboration, win-win negotiation, and conflict resolution.
This project promotes crowdfunding as a way for civic engagement and the creation of synergies, aimed at the improvement of the society, the environment and the living conditions of animals.
During the time it was in effect (2012-2014), a total of 70 projects of small and medium-sized nonprofit organizations were promoted, of which more than 20 received financial support.
Online training for NGOs
The objective of this project is to offer to organizations the knowledge on how to carry out successful online campaigns.
The training, which lasts about seven weeks, can be accessed online for free. We hope that nonprofits take the most out of it!
AleksandraFounder and Director
Responsible for strategy, project development and fundraising. My goal is to lead and to coordinate the team in such a way that they reach their maximum creativity and effectiveness, but always having in mind the social impact as a priority. Master of Social Sciences, with Specialization in Resolution of Conflicts and Sustainable Development.
I am in charge of communication of the entity. With my work I contribute to dissemination and visibility to the projects of Smilemundo. My goal is to find the channels and most effective tools to deliver our messages to audiences which constitute the social sector and non-profit. A degree in journalism, specializing in social communication.
I develop the visual part of each project. My goal is that the projects of Smilemundo have, in addition to a social purpose, a level of design and usability as high as the for profit projects. A Master’s in Social Sciences, and I have also studied design illustration.
Since the beginning, we have been co-creating Smilemundo with more than 100 coworkers and volunteers, from all parts of the world.
We want to especially thank the members of our Board of Directors, Mariola Szek and Justyna Tinc, and the Foundation iWith.org, for helping us to achieve our project take off.
Thanks to all the contributors and volunteers and the work you do to make Smilemundo possible!See our list of acknowledgments
Fancesc Bassas i Bullich - programming
Marta Czuban - graphic design
Andrea Fasolo - programming
Kamila Pydzińska - social media
Joanna Pasjak - accountancy
Carmen Andu, Carlos Andreas, Joanna Bekker, Belen Beloso, Laura Bruna Plaza, Antonio Caballero Sanchez, Nuria Culebras, Paulina Cardinale, Eleonor Crossley, Agata Czerniak, Magda Głowacz, Allie Ground,Miranda Gubbels, Sara Gonzalez, Liliana Gonzalves, Belen Jarabo, Shawna Jones, Karol Kornet, Monika Łazarkowicz, Carlene Liriano, Leah Mothersbaugh, Liviana Ana Moreno, Alexa Pust, Dani Ramirez, Kelsey Ray, Beata Rybaczewska, Maria Serrato, Danielle Storms, Katarzyna Sulicka, Monica Spychała, Joanna Szostakowska, Karolina Todorowa, Magda Tsartsari, Michal Nassius, Anuska Sampedro, Cristina Sánchez Pascual, Clara Sánchez Vázquez, Matt Sinise, Caroline Quintanar, David Uwakwe, Amanda Wirthlin, Asia Zielińska, Urszula Żurek-Kucharska
and many, many more who joined us for shorter moments...
Without you it would never work! You rock!
World Summit Youth Award
Sao Paulo (Brasil), 2015
Education and Awareness Building for Development
Diputación de Barcelona, 2013
European Youth Award, 2014
Reimagine Learning, 2014
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Future social educators discover the SmileUrbo training tool
Last May, about thirty students of social education from the University of Barcelona participated in an educational workshop based on the game SmileUrbo. The event took place in the practical part of the course called Education for Development and Cooperation. The aim was to enable young people to experience firsthand problems of developing communities. Through… Read more »Read More
The game SmileUrbo will become more accessible for european educators under the Erasmus+ program
Erasmus+ is the new EU programme for Education, Training, Youth and Sport for 2014-2020. The programme aims to boost skills and employability, as well as modernising education, training, and youth work. One of its main strategic lines of action focuses on is supporting partnerships that promote citizen participation and convergence in education. In this direction,… Read more »Read More