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 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
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.
Completing Smiles with Orthodontics
The training was conducted at New Delhi by Dr. Puneet Batra, Senior Orthodontist and Smile Train partner doctor. Sharing a few snippets of our conversation with Dr. Batra and th...