Empower Local Doctors.
Transform Children's Lives.

We use the "teach a man to fish" model focusing on training local doctors to perform cleft repair surgery in their own communities.

Our Model

You + Donations = Smiles

YOUR DONATIONS GO WHERE THE NEED IS

Your donations help provide funding for local hospitals in the developing world to provide year-round 100%-free cleft repair surgery for children in need. The hospitals contribute to each surgery as part of our cost-sharing model.

TRAINED SURGEONS

Smile Train’s local partner surgeons use the training and resources to provide 100% free cleft repair surgeries for children in need.

CUTTING-EDGE SURGICAL TECHNIQUES BY LOCAL DOCTORS

Local doctors are empowered to help their own communities with Smile Train’s training on the latest cleft techniques, while ensuring they abide by our strict standards.

COMPREHENSIVE POST-SURGICAL CARE

After surgery, our local medical professionals evaluate whether or not additional dental, orthodontic, and therapeutic care is needed. Our speech therapy programmes ensure each child gains confidence with their smile.

A NEW SMILE IS CREATED