Smile Train and the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery Complete 178 Free Cleft Surgeries During Brazil Cleft Week

October 26, 2015

From October 12-16, Smile Train and the Brazilian Society of Plastic Surgery (SBCP) united in a major campaign for cleft lip and palate patients.

Former Cleft Patient Celebrates World Smile Day® in NYC

October 14, 2015

When Smile Train staff members were searching for the perfect special guest to help host World Smile Day® activities, they immediately thought of former Smile Train patient Zach and his family.

Smile Train Releases Speech App 2.0

September 16, 2015

Smile Train’s Speech App 1.0 was conceived out of observing Smile Train speech patients after cleft surgery. An estimated 130,000 children affected by cleft palate require speech and language therapy in the developing world every year and many of them cannot afford to receive it.

Thousands Learn About Smile Train at 90sFest

September 12, 2015

The rain forecast did not stop thousands of New Yorkers from flocking to Williamsburg, Brooklyn for the inaugural 90sFest, a one-of-a-kind festival celebrating the best music, fashion, and culture of the 1990s.

180+ Partner Doctors Attend 6th Smile Train Anesthesiologists and Reconstructive Surgeons (STARS) Flagship Medical Conference in Chennai, India

September 10, 2015

The 2015 STARS conference provided surgeons and anesthesiologists from Smile Train partner hospitals across South Asia the opportunity to meet and discuss the latest trends, discoveries and practices in the field of cleft lip and palate surgery.

2015 Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant Helps Create Smiles in the Philippines

August 15, 2015

Smile Train Ambassadors Jeff Krebs and Fritz Friedman recently joined Smile Train’s Justin McCarthy and celebrity judge Tia Carrere at the 2015 Binibining Pilipinas USA Pageant.

Actress and Singer Lucy Hale Helps Smile Train #UpgradeYourWorld

August 7, 2015

Lucy Hale visited our NY headquarters to help spread awareness about clefts and cast her #vote for Smile Train to win Microsoft’s #UpgradeYourWorld Contest.

The Real Housewives of New York City Feature Smile Train

July 22, 2015

Smile Train was featured on The Real Housewives of New York City. The Housewives decorated Yummie by Heather Thomson jeans and hosted an event to benefit children with clefts.

Smile Train Featured on Khawatir Television Show

July 17, 2015

Smile Train’s work in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) was recently featured on Khawatir, a popular television show in the region devoted to increasing knowledge of the world that has aired annually during Ramadan for the past 10 years.

Smile Train Supporter Baroness Stedman-Scott Welcomes Smile Train to the House of Lords, Westminster, London

June 17, 2015

Smile Train supporter Baroness Stedman-Scott graciously hosted Smile Train’s annual celebration at the House of Lords. The House of Lords offered a stunning location to reflect on a year of success for Smile Train and our devoted donors.


Join Smile Train on #GivingTuesday!

December 1, 2015

Here at Smile Train we’re getting ready to celebrate #GivingTuesday, the international day of giving back, on December 1

Graham & Allie Host Smile Train Charity Class at Barre It All

December 19, 2015

Graham & Allie Host Smile Train Charity Class at Barre It All

Virgin London Marathon 2016

April 24, 2016

Virgin London Marathon 2016

Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Mont Tremblant 2016

June 26, 2016

Subaru IRONMAN® 70.3 Mont Tremblant 2016


Dr. Esther Njoroge Power Of A Smile

Dr. Esther Nyambura Njoroge, Regional Director, Smile Train Africa talks about what the Power Of A Smile means to her. What first inspired you to work at Smile Train? I studied medicine so I would be able to work for an organization that transform children’s lives. When I read about Smile Train’s work in Africa […]

Frozen by Fear: Sophia’s Story

Mohammed Nisar and his wife never learned how to read when they were growing up in Southeast Pakistan. This made it difficult to find steady work and provide for their growing family. So Mohammed took a job as a rickshaw driver, primarily to pay for his children’s educations. It was very important to them that […]

22 Years of Fear

When Allo Charles was born with cleft lip, his parents recognized what the condition was, but had never personally seen it before. The children in their village who were previously born with cleft lip or palate were either in hiding or had been killed. Clefts in this village, in rural Chad, are seen by the […]

Samantha Johnston Power Of A Smile

Samantha Johnston, Manager, Corporate Partnerships talks about what the Power Of A Smile means to her. What first inspired you to work at Smile Train? I loved how focused the organization is. I was impressed about Smile Train’s laser-focus of solving a single problem in the most effective way possible. Also, the fact that they […]

Flowering Hope for Lavender

When Lena gave birth to her daughter Lavender, the whispers about the infant’s cleft lip spread quickly throughout their tiny village of Masindet, Kenya.  As neighbors lined up to see the baby, Lena was devastated when she overheard someone saying, “Babies like this shouldn’t exist.” The family struggled to raise the funds for cleft surgery […]