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.
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.
children born with a cleft lip/palate annually in Indonesia.
can cover the cost of a cleft surgery.
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.
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.
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
Khalisa: Love Overcomes Fear
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Endang Is a Force of Nature Powered by Love
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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...