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.

What is Cleft?

  • 35

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

  • 25000

    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 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.

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. Where these services are available, we aim to provide them to our patients.

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

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...

Indu’s Tête-à-Tête with LIVA Miss Diva Universe 2020!

We could see the excitement on Indumathy’s face and the curiosity in Adline’s eyes when they introduced themselves to one another, and the conversation flowed with such...

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