children born in the developing world with a cleft lip and/or palate annually.
can cover the cost of surgery.
minutes can change a child’s life forever.
Smile Train is an international children’s charity that provides 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care to children in 85+ developing countries. Our sustainable model empowers local doctors to provide cleft care in their own communities.
We use the "teach a man to fish" model focusing on training local doctors to perform cleft repair surgery and provide comprehensive cleft care in their own communities. Those doctors then go on to train other doctors creating a long-term, sustainable system.
Every child with a cleft needs more than just surgery — they may also need dental care, orthodontics, and speech therapy. Where these services are available, we do everything we can to provide them to our patients.
As a result of our efficiency, Smile Train has performed more than one million surgeries since 1999. Every 5 minutes, a child receives their life-changing cleft repair surgery.
The fifth grade students at Richard Lee Elementary School are holding a cookie sale to raise funds for Smile Train.
In memory of his brother Rakan, Mishal has taken on a 6 month paragliding challenge in support of Smile Train.
To celebrate her 15th birthday, Andi is asking her friends and family to support Smile Train.
Stanley the English Bulldog was born with a cleft. He is raising funds and awareness for Smile Train by visiting schools and community groups.