Smile Project started in May 21, 2017 when Fino and his bestfriend Camille, went for an ocular inspection in Casiguran, Aurora. Supported by his circle of friends – Marvic, Janine, Benj, Gerlie, Bien, Ricel, Cheryl and Joy, the team later raised their flag in pursuit of their dream of making the Philippines smile with one outreach that time. During his journey in graduate school, Fino met Jane, Fredrich, Pia, Levin and Bernadeth – who happened to work in the same office, and later on join The Smile Project dream.
On July 2017, The Smile Project held its first #adventuresthatmatter, acclaimed “Bigyang Ngiti ang mga Batang Agta ng Casiguran, Aurora” reaching out 150 indigenous kids in the place. With 22 volunteers to deliver delight to the kids – play with the natives, tell stories and know their stories as well, the team realized its purpose and build them with vision that time