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?

  • 43

    children born with a cleft lip/palate annually in South Asia.

  • 18000

    can cover the cost of 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

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...

Nothing short of a miracle!

The trauma did not end here. When we took Ayan home, my entire family and friends started to look down upon me, as if I’d given birth to a ‘devil’. The love and admiration, a ne...

A Smile Connecting Millions more

We often say that charity begins at home and for a fact, I have always followed this principle in my life. I still remember running around in my school and raising funds...

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