Every child with a cleft needs more than just surgery — they may also need orthodontics, speech therapy, or nutritional support. Where these services are available, we aim to provide them to our patients.
A Single, Solvable Problem: Cleft Lip and Palate
Many children around the world are living with untreated clefts.
Most have difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking.
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 supports 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children globally. Our sustainable model empowers local medical professionals to provide cleft care in their own communities.
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
35,000 surgeries — Another Smilestone Achieved!
When Gudia and Brijesh saw that their newborn son Ayush was born with a cleft, they were filled with apprehension. Though Gudia’s in-laws did not withdraw support, they asked he...
Spreading Smiles is my Passion!
Years ago, long before the limelight found me, I was a student pursuing a degree in public health at Isabella Thoburn College in Lucknow. I had always been interested in...
To new beginnings and new smiles!
Although I was fortunate enough to have had my cleft corrected at a young age, I still had to undergo several procedures until the age of 19 to get it fully repaired. Growing up...