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
From Shy Teenager to Confident Techie with a Passion for Teaching
Zaiba Khanum was a shy teenager from Bengaluru who faced challenges communicating with her family and friends. She was born with a cleft, which made her conscious of her appeara...
A T-WINNING SMILE For JENESIA
We were thrilled to have been blessed with two girls! They looked almost identical but Jenesia was born with a cleft lip. This marred our happiness to some extent but we brought...
The Heart Of a Father is the Masterpiece of Nature
Indu couldn’t eat or drink properly. Her nutrition was affected, she wasn’t a healthy child and it made me uneasy. With little idea about what a cleft lip was, I started...