Every three minutes a child is born with cleft — often unable to eat, speak, socialize or smile. In some places these children are shunned and rejected. And in too many cases, their parents can’t afford the surgeries they need to live a normal life.
That’s where Smile Asia comes in, providing much needed medical services.
Smile Asia is a global alliance of independent charities working together to treat facial deformities like cleft lip and cleft palate. We aim to raise standards of medical care by creating opportunities of collaborative learning and exchange of best practices.
We deliver free surgical care through medical missions and outreach centres. These initiatives build trust and bridge cultures among different communities. Together with a raised level of medical care, a groundwork is laid for self-sufficiency across many impoverished regions.
Raise standards of medical care by creating opportunities of collaborative learning through the delivery of free surgery to children with facial deformities.
Initiate platforms of learning through medical volunteering
Deliver free surgical care to children with facial deformities
Establish training & education programmes for volunteers
Build a knowledge depository with an open-source model
Instil a sense of volunteerism in the community