Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, hailed by many as the most beautiful woman in the world, is Smile Train's Goodwill Ambassador. Recognized as one of the 100 most influential people in the world, Aishwarya works with Smile Train to achieve an ambitious new goal in helping change the lives of children worldwide who suffer from shame and isolation because of cleft lip and cleft palate. As Goodwill Ambassador, Aishwarya will actively work to help Smile Train to provide free cleft surgery to children in 76 developing countries around the world, including India. This initiative will help raise awareness in India and around the world to the plight of children born with cleft.
Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam
"A million children are waiting. We have a long way to go. The mission is to find partners with good hearts."
- Late Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President of India
Watch Dr. Kalam's address at Smile Train's 10th Anniversary:
The universally admired ’People’s President’ of India was one of Smile Train’s most inspiring supporters. His support was the ultimate validation of all that we do.
“We commit ourselves to redoubling our efforts to help poor children born with cleft lips and palates – giving them not just a new smile but a new life...something Abdul Kalam Sir would have surely approved.” (Message from Mr. Satish Kalra, Chief Programs Officer, Smile Train)
"There are a lot of children out there who so desperately need help, but can't receive timely care because their families cannot afford this surgery or are ill-educated about this condition. Working with Smile Train, if I can make a difference in their lives, it will certainly make me feel honored and blessed."