Every child with a cleft needs more than just surgery — they may also need orthodontics, speech therapy, or nutritional support.
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.
children born with a cleft lip/palate annually in South Asia.
can cover the cost of surgery.
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.
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.
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
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan Proclaims a Day of Smiles
Aishwarya has attended numerous Smile Train events around the world since becoming our Goodwill Ambassador — she was often accompanied by her father, Shri Krishnaraj Rai...
‘I feel like a different person’
Luckily, when I was only 5-7 days old, I was taken to a hospital for a check up where the doctor told us that this can be treated, and that treatment was available at a hospital...
Zehra’s new smile is her parents’ delight!
We can’t remember if we smiled even once during the first two weeks of her birth. I felt so helpless because I couldn’t even feed my daughter properly. Some of our relatives wer...