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 a cleft 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

My Son Has A Bright Future Ahead Of Him!

As days went by, the worry in our hearts continued to grow on seeing Gopal struggle with feeding due to his cleft. But even during these tough times, it was Gopal’s twinkling ey...

Spreading Smiles!

Here are a few glimpses from the event:

Welcoming Ali Fazal, our Guest of Honour, who spread warmth and cheer as soon as he walked through the doors of SRCC Child...

Making A Difference Through Smiles

The work that Smile Train is doing, to bring back smiles to these mother’s faces, touched my heart and I jumped at the opportunity see the program first-hand Smile Train partner...

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