A Single, Solvable Problem: Cleft Lip and Palate

Many children around the world are living with untreated clefts.
Most have difficulties eating, breathing, hearing, and speaking.

What is Cleft?

  • 10

    children born with a cleft lip/palate annually in Indonesia.

  • 3350000

    can cover the cost of a cleft 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 supports 100%-free cleft repair surgery and comprehensive cleft care for children globally. Our sustainable model empowers local medical professionals to provide cleft care in their own communities.

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. Where these services are available, we aim to provide them to our patients.

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

As a result of our efficiency, Smile Train has supported more than 1.5 million cleft surgeries since 1999. Every 5 Minutes Smile Train-supported cleft treatment helps a child in need.

News & Stories

Smile Train Indonesia Marks 100,000 Smiles in Style

That is cause for celebration. But realizing that Angurah’s treatment was the 100,000th life-changing cleft surgery sponsored by Smile Train Indonesia since we began par...

Angga is Done Waiting

Ultrasounds aren’t available where they live, but Nurelela felt healthy during the pregnancy and experienced no issues. When the big day came, Nurelela went to her mother’s hous...

When They Found the Truth, They Found Smile Train

But her husband, Hendra, and the rest of her family weren’t worried. While so many babies with clefts face hostility from their relatives, everyone in Biru’s large exten...

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