Opera Software states in an official statement that it has invited millions of its users in India to come together and be a part of their “Smile with Opera Mini” campaign. The campaign is launched in association with the Smile Foundation. 

The “Smile with Opera Mini” initiative aims to help 1000 underprivileged children in the country to receive basic school education for the entire year. During the next three months, Opera will donate an amount of Rs 5 for every download of the Opera Mini mobile web browser from opera.com/SWOM/.


Download the Opera Mini browser for mobile devices to participate

To participate, users have to follow the following steps:

Step 1: Visit opera.com/SWOM/.

Step 2: Download Opera Mini and start your first contribution of Rs.5. If you are already using Opera Mini, skip to step 3.

Step 3: Enter your email address and click ”Join”. You will receive an email with a link to your profile on the campaign page.

Step 4: From your profile page, invite friends to download Opera Mini and support the “Smile with Opera Mini” initiative.

Users can track individual contributions from their profile pages. The contribution per user increases when users share and refer the campaign to friends on Facebook, Twitter and email. As the number of Opera Mini downloads by users’ friends increases, so do  their contributions.

“Access to education is a fundamental right. If a person can’t read, he or she surely cannot be empowered by the web. The 'Smile with Opera Mini' initiative will work at the grassroots level and enable the next generation of netizens with basic school education,” says Tove Selnes, Executive Vice President, Human Resources, Opera Software. “India is home to the largest number of Opera Mini users in the world. Collectively, they have the power to make a significant difference. I encourage all our users to support this initiative.”

Mr. Vikram Singh Verma, COO, Smile Foundation, adds, “We are extremely glad that Opera is helping us in reaching out to their vast user base in India. Today’s youth, with the web at  their fingertips, have proved to be essential catalysts in bringing about awareness for social causes. This campaign will help us build capacity and extend the gift of education to a larger number of underprivileged children in the country.”

Users will have to download the Opera Mini browser for mobile devices from opera.com/SWOM/ between 17 February 2013 and 17 May 2013 to contribute to the Smile Foundation.

Opera recently announced that it has released a new version of Opera Mini for Java and BlackBerry devices. The main feature of this release is the improvement made to the download manager on Java and BlackBerry devices. 

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