Ashraya Hastha Trust
Ashraya Hastha Trust, a charitable organization funded by Infosys Co-Founder K. Dinesh and his family, in partnership with Smile Train India, is working to boost the cleft care ecosystem in India. The partnership which started in 2019 has been extended for a period of five years and will support 10,000 left surgeries, 5 capacity development trainings for Smile Train’s local medical professionals, and vital safety and mobilization infrastructure at Smile Train India’s partner hospitals.
“We extend our support to Smile Train India for their commitment towards treating babies born with clefts. The greatest challenge today in our country is the accessibility and affordability of healthcare. A small step towards bridging this gap is supporting the lesser known cause and helping children who are the future of our country.”
- K. Dinesh, Co-Founder Infosys Ltd.
The Dinesh Family has personally experienced the hardships faced by children with clefts as their daughter Divya was born with a cleft lip. Today, she is a successful entrepreneur who wants to help children still living with untreated clefts.
“Through this partnership, we are proud to bring forever smiles to many children in India. Cleft treatment not only helps a cleft patient lead a healthy life but also boosts their confidence and self-esteem to lead a more full and productive life,” shared Divya Dinesh.