Indiabulls Foundation to Support 2,200 Cleft Surgeries Through Smile Train India
This commitment marks the 6th year of their CSR partnership with Smile Train India
Mumbai: Indiabulls Foundation, the CSR arm of the Indiabulls Group announced its 6th consecutive year of their partnership with Smile Train India, the world's largest children’s cleft charity, to support 2,200 cleft surgeries across the country. Indiabulls Foundation has been supporting Smile Train India’s cleft programs since 2014 and has supported 3,800 cleft surgeries to-date.
‘‘For the last six years, we have seen the impact and transformation in children once they receive cleft surgery. With all these years of partnership with Smile Train India, we have seen a large network of committed surgeons and operational excellence. We are hence, committed to extending this support by funding 2,200 more cleft surgeries this year,” said Mohammed Ali Saleem, Director, CSR, Indiabulls Foundation.
In India, more than 35,000 children are born with a cleft lip and/or palate every year. It is estimated that hundreds of thousands of children with untreated clefts live in isolation, but more importantly, have difficulty eating, breathing and speaking, as their families cannot afford life-transforming cleft treatment. Smile Train’s sustainable model empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. Since the year 2000, Smile Train India has supported 550,000+ free cleft surgeries throughout the country, through a network of 160+ partner hospitals.
“At Smile Train, our endeavor is to not only support free, safe and quality cleft surgeries, but also empower our local medical partners to provide comprehensive cleft care to children and give them a second chance at life. For this, we rely on the support of our donors, and are thankful to Indiabulls Foundation for being one of our strongest corporate supporters since 2014. Together, we shall bring timely and comprehensive cleft care to children across the country,” shared Mamta Carroll, Vice President and Regional Director, Asia, Smile Train.
About Smile Train India
Smile Train empowers local medical professionals with training, funding, and resources to provide free cleft surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children globally. We advance a sustainable solution and scalable global health model for cleft treatment, drastically improving children’s lives, including their ability to eat, breathe, speak, and ultimately thrive. To learn more about how Smile Train's India’s sustainable approach means donations have both an immediate and long-term impact, please visit smiletrainindia.org.
About Indiabulls Foundation
Indiabulls Group is a diversified Indian conglomerate with businesses spread over in Financial Services, Real Estate and Securities. The Group’s vision of inclusive growth has been a driving force to set up Indiabulls Foundation in January, 2010.
As corporate citizens, we at Indiabulls are conscious of the opportunities and the responsibility that this confluence presents and are keen to support inclusive growth in India through focused initiatives in the identified areas of Health, Education, Sanitation, Nutrition, Skill Development, Rural Development, Disaster Relief, Renewable Energy, Women/Youth Empowerment, Sports and Sustainable Livelihoods.
Indiabulls Foundation is the CSR arm of Indiabulls Group as it provides an impetus to its various social engagement initiatives of the Group.
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