Every child with a cleft needs more than just surgery — they may also need orthodontics, speech therapy, or nutritional support.
A Single, Solvable Problem: Cleft Lip and Palate
Millions of children around the world are suffering from untreated clefts.
Most cannot eat or speak properly and are often unable to attend school or hold a job.
children born with a cleft lip/palate annually in India.
can cover the cost of a cleft surgery.
minutes can change a child’s life forever.
One Goal: To Give Every Child the Chance to Smile
Smile Train is an international children's charity that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 85+ countries.
We use the 'teach a man to fish' model focusing on training and empowering local doctors to provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities.
365 days a year, a child in India receives their life-changing cleft repair surgery by one of Smile Train India's 235+ partner surgeons.
News & Stories
Another Day, Another New Smile
As is the case with several other children born with clefts, Navya’s family was not aware of this birth defect and that it can be treated. Since both her older siblings did not...
An experience to cherish
I visited the Smile Train program at Bhagwan Mahaveer Jain Hospital, Bengaluru where I not only saw the programs firsthand, but had an opportunity to spend time with children an...
500K smiles and counting...
Smile Train’s Global Goodwill Ambassador Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was the Guest of Honour and dazzled all present with her beauty, warmth and grace.