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
Bright Eyes, Brighter Smiles!
In the town of Osmanabad in Maharashtra lived a family of three, expecting a fourth. They were hoping that a baby boy would arrive this time to complete their family. Then the u...
New Year, New Smiles!
We ensure that thousands of beneficiaries who visit our partner hospitals walk away with a new smile, and we are able to do this with the support of our medical partners who ena...
A Saga of Smiles!
After completing my fellowship, I came back to Indore with the sole aim of starting a Smile Train center in my hometown. My biggest priority was to start a cleft care center in...