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.

What is Cleft?

  • 35

    children born with a cleft lip/palate annually in India.

  • 19000

    can cover the cost of surgery.

  • 45

    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.

Learn About Our Model

Comprehensive Care

Every child with a cleft needs more than just surgery — they may also need orthodontics, speech therapy, or nutritional support.

Sustainable Model

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.

Our Impact

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...

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