Monday, February 23, 2009

The Smile Train

The Smile Train is an international charity helping children with cleft lips and palates, founded in 2000 by Brian Mullaney and Charles Wang.

"The irony is that a cleft can be completely corrected with a simple surgical procedure that could take as little as 45 minutes and cost as little as Rs. 8,000"
And thats what they do.

They have provided free cleft surgery for more than 375,000 children in eight years.

Why they have been so successful?
"Teach a man to fish strategy: we empower local doctors in developing countries"

They have a good many smile stories. One of them being Pinki's. She is right now in Hollywood as the documentary featured on her wins the Academy Award for the Best Documentary Short.

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